Meaning of "piece" in Essential English Dictionary

piece

noun uk /piːs/

A2 an amount of something, or a part of something:

a piece of paper
She cut the cake into eight pieces.

A2 one of a particular type of thing:

a piece of equipment
It’s a beautiful piece of furniture.

B1 a single amount of a particular type of thing:

I have an interesting piece of information for you.

something that has been created by an artist, musician, or writer:

a beautiful piece of music
fall to pieces

to break into smaller parts:

These shoes are falling to pieces.
be a piece of cake

informal to be very easy:

The exam was a piece of cake.

(Definition of “piece” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)