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See also Pie, PIE, piē, piě, and piè

English

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Etymology 1

From Middle English, unknown origin.

Noun

Singular
pie

Plural
s

pie (s)
  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. Extended to 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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Pizza.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A disorderly mess of spilt type.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An especially badly bowled ball.
Derived terms
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Verb

Infinitive
to pie

Third person singular
pie

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to pie (third-person singular simple present pie, present participle d, simple past and past participle -)
  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.

Etymology 2

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

Noun

Singular
pie

Plural
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pie ({{{1}}})
  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, p. 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.

Esperanto

Adverb

pie

  1. Piously.

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pica.

Noun

pie f. (plural pies)

  1. Magpie.

Italian

Adjective

pie f.

  1. Feminine plural form of pio

Latvian

Preposition

pie

  1. At.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

pie

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, piē, piě, or piè.

Usage notes

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


Spanish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] pes, pedis. Compare Catalan peu, Esperanto piedo, French pied, Ido pedo, Interlingua pede, Italian piede, Latin pes, Latvian pēda, Lithuanian pėdės, Portuguese , Sardinian pei

Pronunciation

Noun

pie m. (plural pies)

Singular
pie m.

Plural
pies m.

  1. foot.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Verb

pie (infinitive: piar)

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

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