- apiece (adv.) 1550s, a contraction of a pece (mid-15c.), originally of coins, objects for sale, etc. (see PIECE (Cf. piece) (n.)).
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Apiece — A*piece , adv. [Pref. a + piece.] Each by itself; by the single one; to each; as the share of each; as, these melons cost a shilling apiece. Fined . . . a thousand pounds apiece. Hume. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
apiece — UK US /əˈpiːs/ adverb [after noun] ► each: »They got just 35 shares apiece. »The contracts were valued at $300,000 to $400,000 apiece … Financial and business terms
apiece — meaning ‘for each one’, is normally placed immediately after a direct object • (After buying his brothers a pint apiece [he] had to be content with a half for himself Melvyn Bragg, 1969 • The actresses have one beautiful costume apiece New Yorker … Modern English usage
apiece — index respectively Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
apiece — *each, severally, individually, respectively … New Dictionary of Synonyms
apiece — [adv] each all, a pop*, aside, for each, from each, individually, one by one, per, respectively, separately, severally, singly, successively, to each; concept 762 … New thesaurus
apiece — ► ADVERB ▪ to, for, or by each one … English terms dictionary
apiece — [ə pēs′] adv. [ME a pece: see A 1 & PIECE] for each one; each … English World dictionary
apiece — [[t]əpi͟ːs[/t]] 1) ADV: amount ADV If people have a particular number of things apiece, they have that number each. He and I had two fish apiece... The World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays is tied at one game apiece. Syn … English dictionary
apiece — adverb (only after number or noun) costing or having a particular amount each: ten pence/fifteen dollars etc apiece: The tomato plants cost 60p apiece. | three pages/a ticket etc apiece (=having three pages etc each): We shared the gold out… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English