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- v. Present participle of pierce.
- n. The action of the verb to pierce
- n. A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it
- n. The jewelry itself
- adj. Anything or anyone that pierces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Penetration. Specifically
- n. In metalworking, the operation of sawing out a pattern or an object from a plate, as distinguished from punching it out. It is done with a jigor band-saw.
- Penetrating; sharp; keen: as, piercing eyes; a piercing wind.
- That touches or moves with pity, alarm, anguish, etc.: as, a piercing cry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
- adj. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
From pierce + -ing (Wiktionary)