1. (n.) A fragment or part of anything separated from the whole, in any manner, as by cutting, splitting, breaking, or tearing; a part; a portion; as, a piece of sugar; to break in pieces.

2. (n.) A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.

3. (n.) Any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single effort of a series; a definite performance

4. (n.) A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary.

5. (n.) A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.

6. (n.) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.

7. (n.) A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge.

8. (n.) An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.

9. (n.) One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.

10. (n.) A castle; a fortified building.

11. (v. t.) To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.

12. (v. t.) To unite; to join; to combine.

13. (v. i.) To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.

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