n. A relatively small portion in bulk or extent forming a part of the whole in which it is or was included; a part; bit; morsel: as, a piece of bread or of chalk; a piece of ground; a piece of history; a piece of one's mind.n. A separate bit; a fragment: as, to fall to pieces; to break, tear, cut, or dash to pieces.n. A specimen, instance, example, or sort: as, a piece of impudence; a piece of carelessness.n. A separate article; a thing: as, a piece of plate.n. A coin: as, a piece of eight (see phrase below); a fourpenny piece.n. A cannon or gun; a firearm: as, his piece was not loaded; a fowling-piece.n. A building; a castle.n. A ship; a vessel.n. A distinct artistic or literary production; a separate article, poem, drama, painting, statue, or other artistic or literary work: as, a piece of music; to speak a piece; a finely painted piece.n. A lunch; a snack.n. A distinct job or operation taken separately; the amount of work done or to be done at any one time: as, to work by the piece; to do piece-work.n. A definite and continuous quantity; a definite length, as of some textile fabric delivered by a manufacturer to the trade; a whole web of cloth or a whole roll of wall-paper: as, goods sold only by the piece; a whole piece of lace.n. In brewing, a quantity of grain steeped and spread out at one time to make malt. Also called floor.n. A plot of ground; a lot; a field; a clearing.n. An individual; a person: now used only contemptuously, and commonly of women: as, she is a bold piece.n. In chess, checkers, etc., one of the men with which the game is played; specifically, in chess, one of the superior men, as distinguished from a pawn.n. A cup or drinking-vessel: also used indefinitely for a cask or barrel of wine, as the equivalent of the French pièce, which has different values in different parts of France.n. In bookbinding, a tablet of leather which fills a panel on the back of a book.n. In whaling, specifically, a section or chunk of blubber, more fully called blanket-piece (which see, below).n. In entomology, any definitely hardened or chitinized part of the integument, especially of the abdomen, thorax, or head: technically called a sclerite.n. See the qualifying words.To patch, repair, enlarge, extend, or complete by the addition of a piece or pieces: as, to piece a garment or a curtain.To repair by the use of pieces of the same material, or without the addition of new material, as by bringing the unworn parts to the place where the most wear is; hence, to make good the defects of; strengthen; reinforce.To unite or reunite (that which has been broken or separated); make one again; join or rejoin, as one thing to another, or as friends who have fallen out.To unite by coalescence of parts; be gathered as parts into a whole.To eat a “piece”; eat between meals, as a child.n. A small portion of time; a little while.n. In fireworks, a piece, more or less elaborate, which is fastened to a standard, and when it is ignited, shows a design, such as a face, etc.