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Piet \Pi"et\ (p[imac]"[e^]t), n. [Dim. of Pie a magpie: cf. F. piette a smew.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. The dipper, or water ouzel. [Scot.]

  2. The magpie. [Prov.Eng.]

    Jay piet (Zo["o]l.), the European jay. [Prov.Eng.]

    Sea piet (Zo["o]l.), the oyster catcher. [Prov.Eng.]


n. (context now Ireland UK regional English) The magpie.


Piet may refer to:

  • Piet (given name), a common name in the Netherlands and South Africa
  • Henri Piet (1888–1915), French lightweight boxer
  • Tony Piet (1906–1981), American Major League Baseball player
  • Piet (programming language)
  • Piet (horse), American thoroughbred racehorse
  • Purushottam Institute of Engineering and Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, India
  • Priydarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Piet (horse)

Piet (foaled 1945) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning three consecutive runnings of the Jamaica Handicap.

Piet (given name)

Piet is a masculine given name derived from Petrus. It is a common Dutch and South African name, the latter because of Dutch emigration. People named Piet include:

  • Piet Bergveld (born 1940), Dutch electrical engineer
  • Piet Bleeker (born 1928), Dutch long-distance runner
  • Piet de Boer (1919–1984), Dutch footballer
  • Piet Botha (born 1955), South African musician
  • Piet Cronjé (1836–1911), South African general in the Anglo-Boer wars
  • Piet Dankert (1934–2003), Dutch politician and President of the European Parliament (1982–1984)
  • Piet Hein Donner (born 1948), Dutch politician and cabinet minister
  • Piet Hein (scientist) (1905–1996), Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet
  • Piet Pieterszoon Hein (1577–1629), Dutch naval officer
  • Piet de Jong (born 1915), Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967–1971)
  • Piet Joubert (1834–1900), Commandant-General of the South African Republic from 1880 to 1900
  • Piet Keizer (born 1943), Dutch footballer
  • Piet Kleine (born 1951), Dutch speed skater, Olympic gold and silver medalist
  • Piet Koornhof (1925–2007), South African politician and cabinet minister
  • Piet Kramer (1881–1961), Dutch architect
  • Piet Kruiver (1938–1989), Dutch footballer
  • Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Dutch painter
  • Piet Retief (1780–1838), Boer leader
  • Piet Roozenburg (1924–2003), world draughts champion (1948–1954)
  • Piet Schrijvers (born 1946), Dutch football goalkeeper
  • Piet Uys (1797–1838), Boer leader
  • Piet de Visser (football manager) (born 1934), Dutch football manager
  • Piet de Visser (politician) (1931–2012), Dutch politician
  • Piet de Wit (born 1946), Dutch cyclist
  • Piet de Wolf (1921–2013), Dutch footballer

Usage examples of "piet".

Piet hit the rocks, he would have ditched his scuba gear and returned to Kerkulla Besar on foot.

Once Piet hit the rocks, he would have ditched his scuba gear and returned to Kerkulla Besar on foot.

The enormous painting had been only recently completed by the young Dutch artist Pieter Codde, a student of Franz Hals who had managed to escape Amsterdam just before the siege closed in.

Piet de Witt watched as Connie Crum jumped out of the jeep and strode towards him.

In 1628 Piet Heyn was in command of a squadron designed to intercept the plate fleet which sailed every year from Vera Cruz to Spain.

Piet Ricimer murmured as the three men watched Guillermo from the forestedge undergrowth.

Piet had narrowed the viewscreen field to the image of the planet alone, since a spherical panorama was useless on this scale, but even so Rondelet was no more than a cloud-streaked blue bead.

The other two men at the meeting had been introduced as Alessandro Scaglia and Pieter Paul Rubens, diplomats from the Spanish Netherlands.

Piet told me to bring my tackies in the next morning so they could be properly cleaned for me to wear at the fight.

Pieter the Elder: the man who was what Bles might have been, had the lesser possessed the passion of ordinary events.

Sal knew her ex Something Must Be Wrong with Piet log planation sounded weak but she could not think of anything more convincing.

When the dogs were seated but the air system had only begun repressurizing the cabin, Piet Ricimer opened his visor.

First, however, I despatched some of my best scouts in the direction of Bloemfontein and Reddersburg, while I ordered the commandos under Generals Piet de Wet and A.

General Piet Fourie, who had had a short but severe engagement with the troops that were coming from Bloemfontein, and had been compelled to give way before their superior forces.

Vice-Commander-in-Chief Piet Fourie to take under his charge the districts of Bloemfontein, Bethulie, Smithfield, Rouxville, and Wepener, and to permit the burghers there, who had remained behind, to join us again.