an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
the situation in which you are happiest and most effective; "in your element"
any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
one of four substances thought in ancient and medi
eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
join during spinning; "piece the broken pieces of thread, slivers, and rovings"
a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; "he taught me to set up the men on the chess board"; "he sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage"
create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
a work of art of some artistic value; "this store sells only objets d'art"; "it is not known who created this piece"
a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
an item that is an instance of some type; "he designed a new piece of equipment"; "she bought a lovely pi