What is piece?

  • (noun): A portion of a natural object.
    Example: "He needed a piece of granite"
    Synonyms: part
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on piece, pieces:

... Various short excerpts from the piece, which were the various orchestrations of the same four note melody, in the key of F Major, were used to accompany the ... At the time, the sequence of four notes was the shortest musical piece to be copyrighted ... A related piece with the same four-note theme, Fourscore II, was used by the channel to accompany stills in the event of technical faults, and was played during commercial breaks (and thus was only ...
Isolani - Weakness
... First, the pieces attacking them usually have more flexibility than those defending them ... In other words, the attacking pieces enjoy greater freedom to make other threats (win pieces, checkmate, etc.), while the defending pieces are restricted to the defense of the pawn ... This is because a piece that is attacking a pawn can give up the attack to do something else, whereas the defending piece must stay rooted to the spot until the attacking piece has ...
Flute Sonata (Poulenc) - Music
... four semiquaver run in the flute part, which is repeated throughout the piece ... has an equivalent standard to an ABRSM grade 8 piece, and, at the time of writing, is included in the listed pieces for this grade ... In the middle of the piece, the atmosphere suddenely changes to loud high notes on the flute, reaching a top B, and is difficult to keep in tune ...
One Piece The Movie: Dead End No Bōken
... One Piece The Movie Dead End no Bōken (ONE PIECE THE MOVIE デッドエンドの冒険, Wan Pīsu Za Mūbī Deddo Endo no Bōken?, lit ... One Piece The Movie Dead End Adventure) is a 2003 Japanese animated film directed by Konosuke Uda and written by Yoshiyuki Suga ...
Flute Sonata (Poulenc) - History
... at the Library of Congress, wrote a letter to Poulenc offering a commission for a piece of chamber music for a festival going to take place in October 1956 ... pay for it! I've been commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation to write a chamber piece in memory of Elizabeth Coolidge ... I never knew her, so I think the piece is yours." Poulenc wrote the piece in Cannes between December 1956 and March 1957, and the completed manuscript was mailed to the Library of Congress on 7 June 1957 ...

More definitions of "piece":

  • (noun): An instance of some kind.
    Example: "It was a nice piece of work"
    Synonyms: bit
  • (noun): A distance.
    Example: "It is down the road a piece"
  • (noun): A serving that has been cut from a larger portion.
    Example: "A piece of pie"
    Synonyms: slice
  • (noun): A separate part of a whole.
    Example: "An important piece of the evidence"
  • (noun): A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.
    Example: "I need to rest for a piece"
    Synonyms: while, spell, patch
  • (verb): Eat intermittently; take small bites of.
    Synonyms: nibble, pick
  • (verb): Join during spinning.
    Example: "Piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
  • (verb): Repair by adding pieces.
    Synonyms: patch
  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games.
    Example: "He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
    Synonyms: man
  • (verb): To join or unite the pieces of.
    Synonyms: patch
  • (noun): An artistic or literary composition.
    Example: "He wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
  • (noun): A share of something.
    Synonyms: slice
  • (noun): A work of art of some artistic value.
    Example: "It is not known who created this piece"
    Synonyms: objet d'art, art object
  • (noun): An item that is an instance of some type.
    Example: "He designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely piece of china"

Famous quotes containing the word piece:

    Tried by a New England eye, or the more practical wisdom of modern times, they are the oracles of a race already in its dotage; but held up to the sky, which is the only impartial and incorruptible ordeal, they are of a piece with its depth and serenity, and I am assured that they will have a place and significance as long as there is a sky to test them by.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Whether or not his newspaper and a set of senses reduced to five are the main sources of the so-called “real life” of the so- called average man, one thing is fortunately certain: namely, that the average man himself is but a piece of fiction, a tissue of statistics.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    I’m right here to tell you, mister. There ain’t nobody gonna push me off my land. My grandpa took up this land seventy years ago. My pa was born here. We was all born on it. And some of us was killed on it. And some of us died on it. That’s what makes it ourn. Bein’ born on it. And workin’ on it. And dyin’ on it. And not no piece of paper with writin’ on it.
    Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977)