peace vs piece : Common Errors in English

About peace vs piece

It’s hard to believe many people really confuse the meaning of thesewords; but the spellings are frequently swapped, probably out of sheercarelessness. “Piece” has the word “pie” buried in it, which shouldremind you of the familiar phrase, “a piece of pie.” You can meditate tofind peace of mind, or you can get angry and give someone a piece ofyour mind. Classical scholars will note that pax is the Latin word forpeace, suggesting the need for an “A” in the latter word.

peace Meaning(s)

  • (n) the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • (n) harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
  • (n) the absence of mental stress or anxiety
  • (n) the general security of public places
  • (n) a treaty to cease hostilities

piece Meaning(s)

  • (n) a separate part of a whole
  • (n) an item that is an instance of some type
  • (n) a portion of a natural object
  • (n) a musical work that has been created
  • (n) an instance of some kind
  • (n) an artistic or literary composition
  • (n) a portable gun
  • (n) a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
  • (n) a distance
  • (n) a work of art of some artistic value
  • (n) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
  • (n) a share of something
  • (n) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games
  • (v) to join or unite the pieces of
  • (v) create by putting components or members together
  • (v) join during spinning
  • (v) eat intermittently; take small bites of
  • (v) repair by adding pieces

peace in News

  1. World Peace: Heat 'want it given to them'

    Lakers forward Metta World Peace believes the Heat aren't just being beat on the court, but also between the ears.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN

  2. Peace Bridge Plaza Plan Revealed

    BUFFALO, NY - Tuesday night, the state revealed its new plan for traffic coming off of the Peace Bridge onto the U.S. side. "If they take this out of here and put it into our backyard, they didn't even consider us at all," said Tangia Delk.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  3. For Peace & Stability, The U.S. Ranks Last

    Gun violence, the war on terrorism, and political divisions in Washington make the United States rank dead last in peace and stability compared to every rich developed nation. According to the Global Peace Index, released on Tuesday, the U.S. ranks even worse than African nations like Tanzania.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes

piece in News

  1. Piece of overpass falls on woman's car

    A local woman driving under Interstate 35 Wednesday morning says a piece of the overpass fell on her car.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City

  2. Take home your own piece of the Festival of Flowers

    You can bring a piece of artwork displayed in downtown Portland home.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX 12 Oregon

  3. Another piece of proposed water park puzzle in place in Monroe Co.

    Another piece of the puzzle easily fell into place Monday night for a proposed multi-million dollar water park and resort in Monroe County. Tobyhanna Township supervisors voted 5-0 to have their solicitor work on an ordinance with neighboring Coolbaugh Township that will allow Tobyhanna jurisdiction over gas lines for the $350 million Kalahari Resort project that will extend into Coolbaugh. The ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

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