Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
A pie is a baked food, with a shell usually made of pastry. Many types are given in list of pies.
Pie or PIE may also refer to:
In the Voodoo faith, Pie is a soldier- loa who lives at the bottoms of lakes and rivers and causes floods.
Category:Vodou gods Category:African mythology Category:Sea and river gods Category:War gods
Pie or, Pieman, Pieman is an outdoor game for more than three children. Its origin is unknown. A variant exists called Easter Eggs.
Pie is a surname. People with the surname include:
- Bruce Pie (1902–1961), Australian politician
- Christina Pie, American poker player
- Félix Pie (born 1985), Dominican baseball player
- Louis-Édouard-François-Desiré Pie (1815–1880), French Catholic cardinal
- Ntot Ngijol Jean Pie (born 1986), Cameroonian footballer
- Lao Pie-fang, Chinese general and guerrilla leader during World War II
Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie (also single-crust or bottom-crust), has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Shortcrust pastry is a typical kind of pastry used for pie crusts, but many things can be used, including baking powder biscuits, mashed potatoes, and crumbs.
Pies can be a variety of sizes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pi \Pi\, n. [See Pica, Pie magpie, service-book.] (Print.) A mass of type confusedly mixed or unsorted. [Written also pie.]
Pi \Pi\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pied; p. pr. & vb. n. Pieing.] (Print.) To put into a mixed and disordered condition, as type; to mix and disarrange the type of; as, to pi a form. [Written also pie.]
Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. Campaign, Champ, n.]
The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston.
A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
[Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See champion.] An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
Camp bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.
camp ceiling (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling.
Camp chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet.
Camp fever, typhus fever.
Camp follower, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.
Camp meeting, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.
Camp stool, the same as camp chair, except that the stool has no back.
Flying camp (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another.
To pitch (a) camp, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.
To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling. 2 Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling. 3 (context Northeastern US English) pizz
4 (context figuratively English) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts. 5 (context letterpress English) A disorderly mess of spilt type. 6 (context cricket English) An especially badly bowled ball. 7 (context pejorative English) a gluttonous person. 8 A pie chart. 9 (context slang English) The vulva. v
1 (context transitive English) To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing). 2 (context transitive English) To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner. Etymology 2
n. (context obsolete English) magpie. Etymology 3
n. (context historical English) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"pastry," mid-14c. (probably older; piehus "bakery" is attested from late 12c.), from Medieval Latin pie "meat or fish enclosed in pastry" (c.1300), perhaps related to Medieval Latin pia "pie, pastry," also possibly connected with pica "magpie" (see pie (n.2)) on notion of the bird's habit of collecting miscellaneous objects. Figurative of "something to be shared out" by 1967.\n
\nAccording to OED, not known outside English, except Gaelic pighe, which is from English. In the Middle Ages, a pie had many ingredients, a pastry but one. Fruit pies began to appear c.1600. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1889. Pie-eyed "drunk" is from 1904. Phrase pie in the sky is 1911, from Joe Hill's Wobbly parody of hymns. Pieman is not attested earlier than the nursery rhyme "Simple Simon" (c.1820). Pie chart is from 1922.
"magpie," mid-13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French pie (13c.), from Latin pica "magpie" (see magpie). In 16c., a wily pie was a "cunning person."
n. dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages [syn: Proto-Indo European]
Usage examples of "pie".
Sweetie Pie was after the armadillo that had taken up residence under the front porch.
Grey-headed kingfisher, pied hornbill, black-capped oriole, a flock of superb starlings which were just that, blue-collared, red breasted, green in the wings, and, best of all, a bateleur eagle, cruising beneath a perfectly unblemished blue sky, not soaring, just moving steadily forwards without, apparently, moving its wings.
I ate a lot of pub grub: bendy sausages, gingerbaked beans, a trough of cottage pie.
He tossed the pie to the fauns, who scrambled for it, bleating and whimpering.
Los de a pie que no llevan escopetas tienen lanza, flecha, y honda con su provision de piedras en un bolson como de granaderos.
Fair goblets stood on the board brimmed with dark sweet Thramnian wine, one for each feaster there, and cold bacon pies and botargoes and craw-fish in hippocras sauce furnished a light midnight meal.
Then Bushy Tail took a mince pie and put it in his right-hand coat pocket.
Next morning, when Bunny and Susan awoke, they saw that their pies were gone, and they saw that Bushy Tail and Bunny Boy were gone too!
Now, Bushy Tail would not have come if he had not had something to say, for he felt a little ashamed about the pies.
Mud pies decorated with caragana pods, the broken crockery and rusty spoons they had collected, the wooden boxes wedged between the tree trunks for cupboards.
She sent out cop pies to all the African travel specialists around the world, from Tokyo to Copen aagen.
Rogue on the tremble of detection Rumour for the nonce had a stronger spice of truth than usual She can make puddens and pies The born preacher we feel instinctively to be our foe There is for the mind but one grasp of happiness Those days of intellectual coxcombry Troublesome appendages of success Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man End of this Project Gutenberg Etext of Ordeal Richard Feverel, v1 by George Meredith THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL By GEORGE MEREDITH 1905 BOOK 2.
Tingley died of a stroke and Cutie Pie was driven away in a Humane Society truck.
I could protect you all this while from Rosie and Daur, can I not protect you also from a mud pie?
He watched a man buy a pie from Dibbler, and shook his head, and grinned.