AMOUNT/PART › an amount of something, or a part of something: a piece of paper/wood She cut the flan into eight pieces. Some of the pieces seem to be missing. These shoes are falling to pieces (= breaking into pieces).
ONE › one of a particular type of thing: a useful piece of equipment It's a beautiful piece of furniture.
SOME › some of a particular type of thing: a piece of news/information Can I give you a piece of advice?
ART/WRITING, ETC › an example of artistic, musical, or written work: There was an interesting piece on alternative medicine in the paper yesterday. He's got two pieces on show in the Summer exhibition.
ten-/twenty-, etc pence piece › a coin with a value of ten/twenty, etc pence (= British money) : Have you got any twenty-pence pieces for the parking meter? → See also set-piece