pie definition

  • noun:
    • A baked food made up of a pastry layer full of fruit, meat, cheese, or any other components, and often covered with a pastry crust.
    • A layer dessert having lotion, custard, or jelly completing.
    • A whole that can be shared: "That would . . . enlarge the economic pie by making the most productive use of every investment dollar” ( New York Times).
    • See magpie.
    • A monetary product previously used in Asia and Pakistan.
    • An almanac of services found in the English chapel before the Reformation.
    • Printing Variant of pi2.
    • a kind of pastry that contains an outer crust and a filling.
    • Extended to other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the basic notion of a shell with a filling.
    • Pizza.
    • the entire of quite a lot or resource, becoming divided in parts.
    • A disorderly mess of spilt kind.
    • An especially defectively bowled basketball.
    • a gluttonous person.
    • vulva
    • Magpie.
    • The smallest device of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
    • articles of meals composed of paste baked with one thing in it or under it
    • See Camp, n., 5.
    • A magpie.
    • virtually any species of the genus Pica, and of several allied genera.
    • The service guide.
    • Type confusedly mixed. See Pi.
    • A dish composed of a thin level of pastry filled with a preparation of animal meat, fish, fowl, fruit, or vegetables, experienced, typically covered with a thicker layer of pastry, and cooked: since, beefsteak pie; oyster pie; chicken pie; pumpkin pie; custard pie.
    • Pies are often made minus the underneath thin layer of pastry. See pudding, tart, and return.
    • A mound or gap for keeping potatoes.
    • A compost-heap.
    • A magpie.
    • thus Some comparable or relevant bird; any pied bird: with a qualifying term: since, the smoky cake, Psilorhinus morio; the wandering cake of Asia, Temnurus (or Dendrocitta) vagabundus; the river-pie, or dipper, Cinclus aquaticus; the long-tailed pie, or titmouse, Acredula rosea; the murdering pie, or great gray shrike, Lanius excubitor; the sea-pie, or oyster-catcher; the Seoulton pewit or cake (see under pewit); etc.
    • Figuratively, a prating gossip or tattler.
    • just like ordinal, 2 .
    • An index; a register; a list: as, a pie of sheriffs into the reign of Henry VIII
    • The smallest Anglo-Indian copper money, add up to one-third of a pice, or one twelfth of an anna —about 1 / 4 of a United States cent.
    • Formerly, a coin equal to one-fourth of an anna.
    • A Spanish and Spanish-American unit of length, the foot, equal to from 10.97 to 11.13 inches in Spain, and to 11.37 inches in Argentina.
    • In Italy, a measure of size, the base, equal, at Lucca, to 11.94 ins.
    • meal baked in pastry-lined cooking pan frequently with a pastry top
    • a prehistoric unrecorded language that has been the ancestor of Indo-European languages
  • idiom:
    • pie in the sky An empty wish or vow: "To outlaw deficits . . . is cake in sky” ( Howard H. Baker, Jr.)
  • verb:
    • hitting in face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a way of protest (see additionally pieing).
    • going around (a large part) in a guarded manner.
  • verb-transitive:
    • See pi.
  • others:
    • See pi.

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