pie

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English[edit]

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Unsliced lemon meringue pie.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

pie (countable and uncountable, plural pies)

  1. A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.
    The family had steak and kidney pie for dinner and cherry pie for dessert.
  2. Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.
    Shepherd's pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.
  3. (Northeastern US) Pizza.
  4. (figuratively) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
    • It is easier to get along when everyone, more or less, is getting ahead. But when the pie is shrinking, social groups are more likely to turn on each other.Evan Thomas, Why It’s Time to Worry, Newsweek 2010-12-04
  5. (letterpress typography) A disorderly mess of spilt type.
  6. (cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.
  7. (pejorative) a gluttonous person.
  8. A pie chart.
    • 1986, Carolyn Sorensen, ‎Henry J. Stock, Department of Education Computer Graphics Guide (page 8)
      Pies are best for comparing the components of only one or two totals.
  9. (slang) The vulva.
    • 1981, William Kotzwinkle, Jack in the Box
      "Yeah, take it off!" "SHOW US YOUR PIE!" The brunette opened the catch on her G-string and let the sequinned cloth slip down, teasing them with it.
    • 2010, W. A. Moltinghorne, Magnolia Park (page 238)
      Yeah, some guys like to eat the old hairy pie. Women, too, or so I've heard.
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Verb[edit]

pie (third-person singular simple present pies, present participle pieing, simple past and past participle pied)

  1. (transitive) To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).
    I'd like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.
  2. (transitive) To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French pie, from Latin pica, feminine of picus (woodpecker).

Noun[edit]

pie (plural pies)

  1. (obsolete) Magpie.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Hindi पाई (pāī, quarter), from Sanskrit पादिका (pādikā).

Noun[edit]

pie (plural pie or pies)

  1. (historical) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’, The Phantom ’Rickshaw and Other Tales, Folio Society 2005, page 117:
      I gave him all the money in my possession, Rs.9.8.5. – nine rupees, eight annas, and five pie – for I always keep small change as bakshish when I am in camp.

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pie m (plural pies)

  1. foot

Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pie

  1. piously
    • 1922, Ivan H. Krestanoff (tr.), “En la tombejo”, in Nuntempaj Rakontoj[1], Leipzig: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn, translation of original by G. P. Stamatov, page 15:
      Nadja pie stariĝis apud la kruco.
      Nadia piously stood next to the cross.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pica.

Noun[edit]

pie f (plural pies)

  1. magpie

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pie f pl

  1. feminine plural of pio

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pie, from Latin pica, feminine of picus (woodpecker).

Noun[edit]

pie f (plural pies)

  1. female magpie

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pie

  1. vocative masculine singular of pius

Adverb[edit]

pius (comparative magis pius, superlative piisimus)

  1. piously, devoutly
  2. dutifully, loyally

Latvian[edit]

Preposition[edit]

pie (with genitive)

  1. at

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of piē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of piě.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of piè.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pie f (oblique plural pies, nominative singular pie, nominative plural pies)

  1. magpie

Descendants[edit]

  • English: pie (borrowed)
  • French: pie
  • Jèrriais: pie

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pes, pedis, from Proto-Indo-European *pṓds. Compare Catalan peu, Esperanto piedo, French pied, Ido pedo, Interlingua pede, Italian piede, Latin pes, Latvian pēda, Lithuanian pėdės, Portuguese , Sardinian pei

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Noun[edit]

pie m (plural pies)

  1. foot

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Verb[edit]

pie

  1. First-person singular (yo) preterite indicative form of piar.