Synonyms of piece in English:


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See Spanish definition of pedazo


1‘a piece of cheese’

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’

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

3‘a piece of furniture’

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

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

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’

work of art, work
musical work, composition, creation, production, opus

6‘the reporter who wrote the piece’

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

7‘the pieces on a chess board’

token, counter, man, disc, chip, marker


    of a piece

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

    similar, alike, the same, exactly the same, 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, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, like Tweedledum and Tweedledee

    different, unlike

    piece of the action

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

    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’

    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, New Zealand informal bludge, snack
    South African informal a piece of old tackie
    British vulgar slang a piece of piss
    dated snip
    come to pieces

    ‘one large transport came to pieces in space’

    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
    in pieces

    1‘the dish lay in pieces on the floor’

    broken, in bits, shattered, smashed, in smithereens
    informal bust

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

    apart, up, to pieces
    literary asunder
    give a piece of one's mind to

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

    reprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambast, 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, tear someone a new arsehole, rip someone a new arsehole
    North American vulgar slang tear someone a new asshole, rip someone a new asshole
    in one piece

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

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

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

    unhurt, uninjured, unscathed, safe, safe and sound
    tear to pieces

    ‘theatre critics would tear the production to pieces’

    criticize, attack, censure, condemn, denigrate, find fault with, give a bad press to, pillory, maul, lambast, 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, New Zealand informal bag
    rare excoriate
    go to pieces

    ‘he went to pieces when his wife died’

    have a breakdown, have a nervous breakdown, have a mental 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