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Meaning of pie by Wiktionary Dictionary

pie


    Unsliced Lemon Meringue Pie - Noun, definition 1

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /pʌɪ/
    • ( US ) enPR: pī, IPA: /paɪ/, X-SAMPA: /paI/
    • Homophone: pi, π
    • Rhymes: -aɪ

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English, unknown origin .

    Noun

    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. 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. ( Northeastern US ) Pizza .
    4. ( figuratively ) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
    5. ( letterpress typography ) A disorderly mess of spilt type .
    6. ( cricket ) An especially badly bowled ball .
    7. ( pejorative ) a gluttonous person .
    8. ( slang ) vulva
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    Etymology 2

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

    Noun

    pie ( plural: pies )

    1. ( obsolete ) magpie
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    Etymology 3

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

    Noun

    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.

    Anagrams

    • EIP, ipe, ipé, PEI


Explanation of pie by Wordnet Dictionary

pie


    Noun
    1. a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages

    2. dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top