Synonyms of piece in English:

piece


See definition of piece

noun

1‘a piece of cheese’

SYNONYMS

bit, section, slice, chunk, segment, lump, hunk

wedge, slab, knob, block, cake, bar, tablet, brick, cube, stick, length

offcut, sample, particle, fragment, flake, sliver, splinter, wafer, chip, crumb, grain, speck, scrap, remnant, shred, shard, snippet, mite

mouthful, morsel

British informal wodge

2‘his ability to take a clock to pieces’

SYNONYMS

component, part, bit, section, segment, constituent, element

unit, module

3‘a piece of furniture’

SYNONYMS

example, specimen, sample, instance, illustration, occurrence, case

4‘he gets $16 million plus a piece of the profit’

SYNONYMS

share, slice, portion, quota, part, bit, percentage, amount, quantity, ration, fraction, division, subdivision

allocation, allotment, measure, apportionment

informal cut, whack, rake-off

rare quantum, moiety

5‘one of the finest pieces is a Tuscan vase’

SYNONYMS

work of art, work

musical work, composition, creation, production, opus

6‘the reporter who wrote the piece’

SYNONYMS

article, item, story, report, essay, study, review, composition, paper, column

7‘the pieces on a chess board’

SYNONYMS

token, counter, man, disc, chip, marker


Phrases

    come/fall to pieces

      ‘one large transport came to pieces in space’

      SYNONYMS

      break up, break, break apart, break open, shatter, splinter, fracture, burst apart, explode, blow apart, implode

      disintegrate, fall apart, collapse, break down, tumble down

      smash, smash to smithereens

      informal

      bust

      technical

      spall

      rare

      shiver

    give a piece of one's mind to

      ‘I'm going to confront my brother and give him a piece of my mind’

      SYNONYMS

      reprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, lecture, criticize, take to task, read the Riot Act to, haul over the coals

      informal

      tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking

      British informal

      have a go at, carpet, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, let someone have it

      North American informal

      chew out, ream out

      British vulgar slang

      bollock, give someone a bollocking

    go/fall to pieces

      ‘he went to pieces when his wife died’

      SYNONYMS

      have a, have a mental breakdown, have a nervous breakdown, break down, go out of one's mind, crack, snap, lose control, lose one's head, fall apart

      informal

      crack up, come apart at the seams, fall apart at the seams, disintegrate, freak, freak out, get in a stew

      British informal

      go into a spin, go into a flat spin

    in one piece

      1‘I checked my camera to see if it was still in one piece’

      SYNONYMS

      unbroken, entire, whole, intact, undamaged, unharmed, unmarked, untouched, unspoilt

      2‘I'll bring her back in one piece’

      SYNONYMS

      unhurt, uninjured, unscathed, safe, safe and sound

    in pieces

      1‘the dish lay in pieces on the floor’

      SYNONYMS

      broken, in bits, shattered, smashed, in smithereens

      informal

      bust

      piece

      2‘this man's only ambition appeared to be to cut him in pieces’

      SYNONYMS

      apart, up, to pieces

      literary

      asunder

    (all) of a piece

      ‘the rounded-off curves of the figure's body make her seem of a piece with the curlicued chair’

      SYNONYMS

      similar, alike, indistinguishable, undistinguishable, identical, uniform, of the same kind, twin, interchangeable, undifferentiated, homogeneous, cut from the same cloth, consistent, unvarying

      corresponding, correspondent, commensurate, equivalent, matching, like, parallel, analogous, comparable, cognate, equal

      informal

      like peas in a pod, like two peas in a pod, much of a muchness

      ANTONYMS

      different, unlike

    piece of the action

      ‘when great new technologies come along, everybody wants a piece of the action’

      SYNONYMS

      share, portion, bit, cut, quota, percentage

      commission, dividend

      informal

      whack, slice of the cake, rake-off

    piece of cake

      ‘a career is a piece of cake compared to this’

      SYNONYMS

      easy task, easy job, child's play, nothing, five-finger exercise, gift, walkover, sinecure

      informal

      breeze, doddle, walk in the park, picnic, money for old rope, money for jam, cinch, sitter, kids' stuff, cushy job, cushy number, doss, cakewalk, pushover

      North American informal

      duck soup, snap

      Australian NZ informal

      bludge, snack

      South African informal

      a piece of old tackie

      British informal, vulgar slang

      a piece of piss

      informal, dated

      snip

    tear/pull someone/something to pieces

      ‘theatre critics would tear the production to pieces’

      SYNONYMS

      criticize, attack, censure, condemn, denigrate, find fault with, give a bad press to, pillory, maul, lambaste, flay, savage

      informal

      knock, slam, pan, bash, take apart, crucify, hammer, lay into, roast, skewer

      British informal

      slate, rubbish, slag off, monster

      North American informal

      pummel, cut up

      Australian NZ informal

      bag

      rare

      excoriate

    piece something together

      ‘it might be possible to piece the photographs together’

      SYNONYMS

      put together, assemble, compose, construct, join up, fit together, join, unite, reassemble, reconstruct, put back together, mend, repair, patch up

      build up a impression of, build up a picture of

      piece