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Peice vs. Piece: Decoding the Right Spelling

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By Shumaila Saeed || Published on December 29, 2023
"Peice is incorrect spelling while Piece is correct; a piece refers to a part of something that is separate or cut from the whole."
Peice vs. Piece

Which is correct: Peice or Piece

How to spell Piece?

Peice is Incorrect

Piece is Correct

How to remember correct spelling of Piece?

Practice writing “piece” in sentences, emphasizing its correct spelling over 'peice.'
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Associate “piece” with “pierce”; both start with 'pi' but have different endings.
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Remember the phrase “Piece of pie” – both ‘piece’ and ‘pie’ start with 'pi.'
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Think of 'peace' and replace the 'a' with 'i' to get 'piece.'
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Visualize breaking a whole into parts – each part is a 'piece,' not a 'peice.'
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Piece Definitions

A work of art, music, or literature
His latest piece was exhibited at the gallery.
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A coin of specified value
He handed her a fifty-cent piece.
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A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion
A piece of string.
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A portion or part that has been separated from a whole
A piece of pie.
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An object that is one member of a group or class
A piece of furniture.
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An artistic, musical, or literary work or composition
"They are lively and well-plotted pieces, both in prose" (Tucker Brooke).
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An instance; a specimen
A piece of sheer folly.
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What one has to say about something; an opinion
Speak one's piece.
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A coin
A ten-cent piece.
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One of the counters or figures used in playing various board games.
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Any one of the chess figures other than a pawn.
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(Slang) A firearm, especially a rifle.
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(Informal) A given distance
"There was farm country down the road on the right a piece" (James Agee).
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To mend by adding pieces or a piece to
Piece a dress.
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To join or unite the pieces of
He pieced together the vase. She pieced together an account of what had gone on during the stormy meeting.
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A part of a larger whole, usually in such a form that it is able to be separated from other parts.
I’d like another piece of pie.
I've lost a piece of this jigsaw puzzle.
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A single item belonging to a class of similar items.
A piece of machinery
A piece of software
A useful piece of advice
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(chess) One of the figures used in playing chess, specifically a higher-value figure as distinguished from a pawn; by extension, a similar counter etc. in other games.
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A coin, especially one valued at less than the principal unit of currency.
A sixpenny piece
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An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, musical composition, literary work, etc.
She played two beautiful pieces on the piano.
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An article published in the press.
Today's paper has an interesting piece on medical research.
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(military) An artillery gun.
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A gun.
He's packin' a piece!
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A toupee or wig, especially when worn by a man.
The announcer is wearing a new piece.
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A slice or other quantity of bread, eaten on its own; a sandwich or light snack.
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A sexual encounter; from piece of ass or piece of tail.
I got a piece at lunchtime.
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A shoddy or worthless object usually applied to consumer products like vehicles or appliances.
Ugh, my new computer is such a piece. I'm taking it back to the store tomorrow.
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A cannabis pipe.
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Used to describe a pitch that has been hit but not well, usually either being caught by the opposing team or going foul. Usually used in the past tense with get.
He got a piece of that one;
She got a piece of the ball...and it's going foul.
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An individual; a person.
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(obsolete) A castle; a fortified building.
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(US) A pacifier; a dummy.
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(colloquial) A distance.
A far piece
Located a fair piece away from their camp
A fair piece off
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(rowing) A structured practice row, often used for performance evaluation.
At practice we rowed four 5,000 meter pieces.
That last piece was torture.
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An amount of work to be done at one time; a unit of piece work.
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(slang) An ounce of a recreational drug.
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To assemble (something real or figurative).
These clues allowed us to piece together the solution to the mystery.
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To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; often with out.
To piece a garment
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(slang) To produce a work of graffiti more complex than a tag.
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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.
Bring it out piece by piece.
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A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
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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
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An individual; - applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.
Thy mother was a piece of virtue.
His own spirit is as unsettled a piece as there is in all the world.
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One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.
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A castle; a fortified building.
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To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; - often with out.
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To unite; to join; to combine.
His adversaries . . . pieced themselves together in a joint opposition against him.
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To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.
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A separate part of a whole;
An important piece of the evidence
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An item that is an instance of some type;
He designed a new piece of equipment
She bought a lovely piece of china
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A portion of a natural object;
They analyzed the river into three parts
He needed a piece of granite
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A musical work that has been created;
The composition is written in four movements
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An instance of some kind;
It was a nice piece of work
He had a bit of good luck
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An artistic or literary composition;
He wrote an interesting piece on Iran
The children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests
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A portable gun;
He wore his firearm in a shoulder holster
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A serving that has been cut from a larger portion;
A piece of pie
A slice of bread
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A distance;
It is down the road a piece
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A work of art of some artistic value;
This store sells only objets d'art
It is not known who created this piece
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A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;
He was here for a little while
I need to rest for a piece
A spell of good weather
A patch of bad weather
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A share of something;
A slice of the company's revenue
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Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games;
He taught me to set up the men on the chess board
He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage
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To join or unite the pieces of;
Patch the skirt
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Make by putting pieces together;
She pieced a quilt
He tacked together some verses
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Join during spinning;
Piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings
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Eat intermittently; take small bites of;
He pieced at the sandwich all morning
She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles
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Repair by adding pieces;
She pieced the china cup
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A part of a larger whole
She ate a piece of cake.
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A person's opinion or viewpoint in a discussion
She gave her piece on the matter.
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A single item or example of something
He moved the chess piece across the board.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Why do people often misspell 'piece' as 'peice'?

The misspelling 'peice' may occur due to confusion with the 'i before e' rule, which doesn’t apply here.
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Does 'piece' have the same meaning in different English dialects?

Yes, 'piece' generally retains the same meaning across various English dialects.
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What is the origin of the word 'piece'?

'Piece' originates from the Old French 'piece,' meaning a portion or share.
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What is the correct spelling: peice or piece?

Piece is the correct spelling. 'Peice' is incorrect.
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Can 'piece' be used in different contexts?

Yes, 'piece' is versatile and used in contexts like art, literature, and everyday conversation.
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How can one avoid misspelling 'piece' as 'peice'?

By remembering the phrase “piece of pie” or the rule 'i before e except after c.'
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How do you pronounce 'piece'?

'Piece' is pronounced as peece, with a long 'ee' sound.
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What is the opposite of 'piece'?

The opposite could be 'whole' or 'entirety.'
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Does 'piece' change form in different contexts?

No, 'piece' typically remains the same, though its meaning adapts to context.
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How can 'piece' be used in a sentence?

"He added the final piece to the puzzle."
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Are there synonyms for 'piece'?

Synonyms include 'part,' 'section,' 'fragment,' and 'portion.'
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Is 'piece' a noun, verb, or adjective?

'Piece' is primarily a noun.
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Is 'piece' related to any specific field?

'Piece' is used across various fields, from art to everyday language.
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What are common expressions that include 'piece'?

Expressions include 'a piece of the action' and 'give someone a piece of your mind.'
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