American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Patchy in color; splotched or piebald.
- v. Printing Past tense and past participle of pi2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Party-colored; variegated with spots of different colors; spotted. The word is now used chiefly to note animals which are marked with large spots of different colors. Speckled is used when the spots are small. This distinction was not formerly observed, and in some cases pied is in good use to express diversity of colors in small pattern.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pi.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pie.
- adj. Decorated or colored in blotches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of pi, or pie, v.
- adj. Variegated with spots of different colors; party-colored; spotted; piebald.
- adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
- Middle English, from pie, magpie; see pie2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A single case of type stood on a rack and the form of a bill-of-fare -- partly "pied" -- was on a marble slab which formed the top of a small table.”
“Maybe removing the whiteface platinum pearl hen from her yellow-white albino mate (also called pied) caused the disruption.”
“A gendarme a pied was the only person near me, and I asked him, if he could explain the reason of the movement.”
“I am proud of the fact that I seldom get to make a ski run alone, so I'm called a pied piper by some skiers.”
“A 2006 study in documented plummeting populations of a bird called the pied flycatcher in the Netherlands.”
“A 2006 study in Nature, for example, documented plummeting populations of a bird called the pied flycatcher in the Netherlands.”
“The third chair (ex-bistro type) looks a bit fragile at the moment and needs to have its front right "pied" examined, then, all depends whether the general state of woodwork is healthy enough before any renovation work, of course.”
“Pet male (top left) with yellow-white "pied" cockatiel (hen or c o c k?)”
“Elsie told me about a wealthy South American relative from Colombia staying for a few weeks in his Sutton Place apartment, a kind of pied-a-terre.”
“The page thus held together is quite secure against being "pied" if proper care is exercised in handling it, and it can be put on a hand-press and excellent proofs readily taken from it.”
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