What is Piece?

Piece definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a separate or limited portion or quantity of something: a piece of land; a piece of chocolate.
a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body: a nice piece of lumber.
a more or less definite portion or quantity of a whole: to cut a blueberry pie into six pieces.

a particular length, as of certain goods prepared for the market: cloth sold by the piece.
an amount of work forming a single job: to be paid by the piece and not by the hour.
an example of workmanship, especially of artistic production, as a picture or a statue: The museum has some interesting pieces by Picasso.
a literary or journalistic composition, usually short, in prose or verse.
a literary selection for recitation: Each child had a chance to recite a piece.
a musical composition.
one of the parts that, when assembled, form a whole: the pieces of a clock.
an individual article of a set or collection: a set of dishes containing 100 pieces.
Chess, Checkers. one of the figures, disks, blocks, or the like, of wood, ivory, or other material, used in playing, as on a board or table.(in chess) a superior man, as distinguished from a pawn: to take a rook, a bishop, and other pieces.

a token, charm, or amulet: a good-luck piece.
an individual thing of a particular class or kind: a piece of furniture; a piece of drawing paper.
an example, specimen, or instance of something: a fine piece of workmanship.
one of the parts into which a thing is destructively divided or broken; a part, fragment, or shred: to tear a letter into pieces.
Military. a soldier’s rifle, pistol, etc.a cannon or other unit of ordnance: field piece.

a coin: a five-cent piece.
Midland and Southern U.S. a distance: I’m going down the road a piece.
Chiefly North Midland U.S. a snack.
Also called piece of ass Slang: Vulgar. Usually Disparaging and Offensive.a person, usually a woman, considered as a sexual partner: He finally got himself a piece of ass.sexual intercourse: He’s always looking for piece of ass.

verb (used with object), pieced, piec