(noun) dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


pie (countable and uncountable, plural pies)

A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.

Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.

(Northeastern US) A pizza.

(figuratively) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.

(letterpress) A disorderly mess of spilt type.

(cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.

A pie chart.

(slang) The vulva.


pie (third-person singular simple present pies, present participle pieing, simple past and past participle pied)

(transitive) To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).

(transitive) To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.

(transitive) (of printing types) To reduce to confusion; to jumble.

Etymology 2


pie (plural pies)

(obsolete) Magpie.

Etymology 3


pie (plural pie or pies)

(historical) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.


• EIP, EPI, Epi, IEP, P.E.I., PEI, Pei, epi, epi-, ipe, ipĂ©

Proper noun


Initialism of Proto-Indo-European.


• EIP, EPI, Epi, IEP, P.E.I., PEI, Pei, epi, epi-, ipe, ipĂ©

Source: Wiktionary

Pie, n. Etym: [OE. pie, pye; cf. Ir. & Gael. pighe pie, also Gael. pige an earthen jar or pot. Cf. Piggin.]

1. An article of food consisting of paste baked with something in it or under it; as, chicken pie; venison pie; mince pie; apple pie; pumpkin pie.

2. See Camp, n., 5. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. Pie crust, the paste of a pie.

Pie, n. Etym: [F. pie, L. pica; cf. picus woodpecker, pingere to paint; the bird being perhaps named from its colors. Cf. Pi, Paint, Speight.]

1. (Zoöl.) (a) A magpie. (b) Any other species of the genus Pica, and of several allied genera. [Written also pye.]

2. (R. C. Ch.)

Definition: The service book.

3. (Pritn.)

Definition: Type confusedly mixed. See Pi. By cock and pie, an adjuration equivalent to "by God and the service book." Shak.

– Tree pie (Zoöl.), any Asiatic bird of the genus Dendrocitta, allied to the magpie.

– Wood pie. (Zoöl.) See French pie, under French.

Pie, v. t.

Definition: See Pi.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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According to Guinness World Records, the most massive cup of coffee contained 22,739.14 liters and was created by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná (Colombia) at Parque de Bolívar, Chinchiná, Caldas, Colombia, on 15 June 2019. Fifty people worked for more than a month to build this giant cup. The drink prepared was Arabic coffee.

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