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The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
John Ralston Saul

Meaning of "pierce" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PIERCE

Percen, from Old French percer, ultimately from Latin pertundere, from per through + tundere to strike.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PIERCE

pierce  [pɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PIERCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pierce is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pierce in English.

WHAT DOES PIERCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pierce in the English dictionary

The first definition of pierce in the dictionary is to form or cut in with or as if with a sharp instrument. Other definition of pierce is to thrust into or penetrate sharply or violently. Pierce is also to force through.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PIERCE

PRESENT

Present
I pierce
you pierce
he/she/it pierces
we pierce
you pierce
they pierce
Present continuous
I am piercing
you are piercing
he/she/it is piercing
we are piercing
you are piercing
they are piercing
Present perfect
I have pierced
you have pierced
he/she/it has pierced
we have pierced
you have pierced
they have pierced
Present perfect continuous
I have been piercing
you have been piercing
he/she/it has been piercing
we have been piercing
you have been piercing
they have been piercing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I pierced
you pierced
he/she/it pierced
we pierced
you pierced
they pierced
Past continuous
I was piercing
you were piercing
he/she/it was piercing
we were piercing
you were piercing
they were piercing
Past perfect
I had pierced
you had pierced
he/she/it had pierced
we had pierced
you had pierced
they had pierced
Past perfect continuous
I had been piercing
you had been piercing
he/she/it had been piercing
we had been piercing
you had been piercing
they had been piercing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pierce
you will pierce
he/she/it will pierce
we will pierce
you will pierce
they will pierce
Future continuous
I will be piercing
you will be piercing
he/she/it will be piercing
we will be piercing
you will be piercing
they will be piercing
Future perfect
I will have pierced
you will have pierced
he/she/it will have pierced
we will have pierced
you will have pierced
they will have pierced
Future perfect continuous
I will have been piercing
you will have been piercing
he/she/it will have been piercing
we will have been piercing
you will have been piercing
they will have been piercing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pierce
you would pierce
he/she/it would pierce
we would pierce
you would pierce
they would pierce
Conditional continuous
I would be piercing
you would be piercing
he/she/it would be piercing
we would be piercing
you would be piercing
they would be piercing
Conditional perfect
I would have pierce
you would have pierce
he/she/it would have pierce
we would have pierce
you would have pierce
they would have pierce
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been piercing
you would have been piercing
he/she/it would have been piercing
we would have been piercing
you would have been piercing
they would have been piercing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pierce
we let´s pierce
you pierce
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pierce
Past participle
pierced
Present Participle
piercing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PIERCE


alias
ˈeɪlɪəs
Aquarius
əˈkwɛərɪəs
bias
ˈbaɪəs
curious
ˈkjʊərɪəs
Elias
ɪˈlaɪəs
fierce
fɪəs
furious
ˈfjʊərɪəs
genius
ˈdʒiːnɪəs
glorious
ˈɡlɔːrɪəs
hilarious
hɪˈlɛərɪəs
homogeneous
ˌhəʊməˈdʒiːnɪəs
luxurious
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəs
Matthias
məˈθaɪəs
miscellaneous
ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs
mysterious
mɪˈstɪərɪəs
obvious
ˈɒbvɪəs
previous
ˈpriːvɪəs
radius
ˈreɪdɪəs
serious
ˈsɪərɪəs
various
ˈvɛərɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PIERCE

pier
pier glass
pier table
pierage
pierceable
piercer
piercing
piercingly
piercingness
pierhead
Pieria
Pierian
Pierian Spring
pierid
Pierides
pieridine
pieris
Piero della Francesca
Piero di Cosimo
pierogi

WORDS THAT END LIKE PIERCE

alerce
amerce
Bierce
chamber of commerce
coerce
commerce
e-commerce
effierce
empierce
enfierce
International Chamber of Commerce
m-commerce
sesterce
terce
tierce
transpierce

Synonyms and antonyms of pierce in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PIERCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pierce» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pierce
affect · bore · cut · drill · enter · excite · hurt · impale · lance · light up · move · pain · penetrate · perforate · permeate · pervade · prick · probe · puncture · rouse · run through · spike · stab · sting · stir · strike · thrill · touch · transfix · wound

Translation of «pierce» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PIERCE

Find out the translation of pierce to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pierce from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pierce» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刺穿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agujerear
570 millions of speakers

English

pierce
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पियर्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَخْرِق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прокалывать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

furar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রহস্যভেদ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

percer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menusuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

durchstechen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

穴をあける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구멍을 뚫다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pierce
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xuyên thủng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துளைத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रोवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

delmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perforare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przebić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проколювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a găuri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διατρυπώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

steek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tränga igenom
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjennomhulle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pierce

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PIERCE»

The term «pierce» is very widely used and occupies the 10.465 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PIERCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pierce

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10 QUOTES WITH «PIERCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pierce.
1
Saint Augustine
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
2
John Bunyan
Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.
3
Russell Crowe
I want to make movies that pierce people's hearts and touch them in some way, even if it's just for the night while they're in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin.
4
Salvador Dali
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
5
George Duke
I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I've found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what's happening.
6
Chris Kirkpatrick
We're not going to pierce everything that we have and paint our faces trying to get a different market. We'll grow with our audience. We're just going to keep doing what we do.
7
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.
8
Jenna McCarthy
The man you married is yours to have and to hold for the rest of ever, even if he starts chewing tobacco or decides to pierce his hairy nipple and buy a Corvette, because you very plainly said - or at least implied - you were in it for better or for worse.
9
John Ralston Saul
The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
10
Mink Stole
The first things I did when I got out of school in '65 was to buy a pair of Levis and pierce my ears.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PIERCE»

Discover the use of pierce in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pierce and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mildred Pierce
Out of these elements, Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable. From the Trade Paperback edition.
James M. Cain, 2010
2
Alanna: The First Adventure
From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. “From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin.
Tamora Pierce, 2009
3
Types and Programming Languages
A comprehensive introduction to type systems and programming languages.
Benjamin C. Pierce, 2002
4
Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists
Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists provides a straightforward presentationof the basic constructions and terminology of category theory, including limits, functors, naturaltransformations, adjoints, and cartesian closed ...
Benjamin C. Pierce, 1991
5
Terrier: The Legend of Beka Cooper #1
The rest of the Guard is busy investigating the fire opal killer, so it's up to Beka to nab the Shadow Snake.Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, a young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular ...
Tamora Pierce, 2007
6
666 Park Avenue
Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them. 666 Park Avenue - enter at your peril.
Gabriella Pierce, 2012
7
In the Hand of the Goddess
From Tamora Pierce, the second book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.
Tamora Pierce, 2009
8
Jack Pierce: The Man Behind the Monsters
JACK PIERCE - THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTERS chronicles the career exploits of Universal's classic monster creator, Jack Pierce, who was with the studio during their horror heyday of 1928-1947.
Scott Essman, 2000
9
Laughing in the Dark: A Comedian's Journey through Depression
If you are currently suffering from depression -- this book will help you realize you're not alone. If you have a loved one dealing with depression -- this book will help you understand.
Chonda Pierce, 2010
10
An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and ...
This is the theory that has permeated the rapid development of all sorts of communication, from color television to the clear transmission of photographs from the vicinity of Jupiter.
John R. Pierce, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PIERCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pierce is used in the context of the following news items.
1
NBA impersonator takes on Clippers' Paul Pierce
The dog days of the off-season are upon us — free agent signings are happening far apart, with the majority being non-guaranteed training ... «Clipperholics, Jul 15»
2
TXDoT responds to issues with I45N redevelopment plan, no Pierce
The headliner for most people is that they're intent on selling the land under the Pierce Elevated to fund other right-of-way purchases, so that ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
3
9-year-old Opelika artist to host exhibit at Truman Pierce Institute
Christopher Floyd II previews a few art pieces that will be displayed at his art exhibit this Saturday at the Truman Pierce Institute in Auburn. «Opelika Auburn News, Jul 15»
4
Motorcyclist injured in River Falls-area crash
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office identified Jennifer Searle, 35, as the driver of a motorcycle that crashed at 2:10 p.m. on County Road E near ... «Pierce County Herald, Jul 15»
5
"Paul Pierce be like..."
"Paul Pierce be like..." +. posted by Jeff Clark on Jul 27, 2015. Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) be like… pic.twitter.com/pFnGTUV2ww. — B.A. (@BdotAdot5) July ... «CelticsBlog, Jul 15»
6
Monday Monster Makers – Jack Pierce gives life to horror icons, and …
Born in Greece, Jack Pierce immigrated to the United States and became a cameraman at Universal Studios. He would help to create props for ... «Behind The Thrills, Jul 15»
7
Bricks for Kidz Lego Camp | Pierce County Parks
Bricks for Kidz Lego Camp | Pierce County Parks. 0. inShare0. Jul 26, 2015 at 11:27PM. Kids ages 5-12 can be part of the Teenage Brick Turtles Camp August ... «Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald, Jul 15»
8
Pierce punctuates busy week at Shrine Bowl
CEDAR FALLS Zach Pierce has had a busy week. On Friday, the Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior was playing in the Class 1A quarterfinal of the ... «Marshalltown Times Republican, Jul 15»
9
Thousands gather for Pierce-Arrow National Meet
Made in Buffalo, Pierce-Arrow vehicles played a big role in the automobile industry. Founder of Pierce-Arrow Museum, James Sandoro told ... «wivb.com, Jul 15»
10
Pierce the Veil on Guitarist Tony Perry's Return After Hospitalization
Pierce the Veil have been dominating the main stage at Warped Tour all summer, so it was especially interesting (mostly weird) to see the guys ... «fuse.tv, Jul 15»

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