Definition of “pie” - English Dictionary

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“pie” in British English

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pienoun [ C or U ]

uk /paɪ/ us /paɪ/

B1 a type of food made with meat, vegetables, or fruit covered in pastry and baked:

Would you like some more steak pie?
a pecan pie

More examples

  • The apple pie was as good as the one my grandmother used to make.
  • He polished off the whole pie.
  • steak and kidney pie
  • lemon meringue pie
  • Do you want this pie hot?

PIEnoun [ U ]

uk /paɪ/ /ˌpiː.aɪˈiː/ us /paɪ/ /ˌpiː.aɪˈiː/

(Definition of “pie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pie” in American English

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pienoun [ C/U ]

us /pɑɪ/

a round pastry with a filling such as fruit, meat, or vegetables:

[ U ] We’re having sweet potato pie for dinner.


(Definition of “pie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“pie” in Business English

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pienoun [ S ]

uk /paɪ/ us
a piece/share/slice of the pie

a share of a market or the profits available from a business activity:

The US advertising firm is investing heavily to get a bigger piece of the pie in Eastern Europe.

(Definition of “pie” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)