pierce definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To reduce or move across with or as if with a-sharp tool; stab or penetrate.
    • to help make a hole or orifice in; perforate.
    • In order to make a means through: the trail pierced the backwoods.
    • To seem dramatically through: His shout pierced the din.
    • To succeed in penetrating (one thing) with all the eyes or the intellect: Large glowing yellowish eyes pierced the darkness.
    • To push into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed tool.
    • To penetrate; to enter; to make a way into or through; to pass through into or through
    • Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To penetrate into or through anything: The rocket pierced through area.
    • To enter; to penetrate; to produce a means into or through some thing, as a pointed tool does; -- utilized actually and figuratively.
  • verb:
    • to puncture; to split through
    • to produce a hole in the skin for the intended purpose of inserting precious jewelry
    • to-break or interrupt suddenly
    • cut or make a way through
    • sound greatly or shrilly
    • penetrate or cut through with a-sharp tool
    • make a hole into
    • move or influence (an individual's thoughts or physical emotions) profoundly or dramatically
  • others:
    • To reduce into or through; make a hole or orifice in.
    • To penetrate; enter or through; force an easy method into or through: as, to pierce the enemy's center.
    • to enter with discomfort, grief, or other feeling; wound or affect keenly; touch or move profoundly.
    • Synonyms and Perforate, Transfix, etc. See penetrate.
    • To enter or enter; force a means.
  • noun:
    • 14th President of United States (1804-1869)

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