v. t.1.To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
[imp. & p. p. Pierced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Piercing .]
2.To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
3.Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
Can no prayers pierce thee?
- Shak.
v. i.1.To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; - used literally and figuratively.
And pierced to the skin, but bit no more.
- Spenser.
She would not pierce further into his meaning.
- Sir P. Sidney.
Noun1.PiercePierce - 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
Verb1.pierce - cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"
2.pierce - move or affect (a person's emotions, bodily feelings, etc.) deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"
3.pierce - sound sharply or shrilly; "The scream pierced the night"
4.pierce - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
Synonyms: thrust
5.pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"
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