Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “piece”

See all translations

piece

noun [C]
 
 
/piːs/
a single thing of a particular type, especially one of many: a piece of sth A faulty piece of software caused the bank's online facility to shut down for three hours. He produced an excellent piece of work. a piece of data/evidence/information
a coin that has a value below 100 pence, cents, etc.: a fifty-pence/fifty-cent piece
pay/buy/sell by the piece COMMERCE to pay for, buy, or sell something in single units rather than in groups: The stitchers are paid a salary rather than by the piece. In those days stores sold candy by the piece for a penny.
→  See also mailing piece
(Definition of piece from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of piece?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “piece” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More