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Would you like some more apple pie?

آیا پای سیب بیشتری میل دارید؟

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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


pie S2 /paɪ/ noun [uncountable and countable]
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from pie 'magpie' ( ⇒ magpie); because the different things in a pie are like the different things a magpie collects]
1. fruit baked inside a pastry covering
slice/piece of pie
Would you like another piece of apple pie?
2. British English meat or vegetables baked inside a pastry or potato covering:
I had steak and kidney pie with chips.
3. slice/share/piece of the pie a share of something such as money, profits etc:
The smaller companies want a bigger share of the pie.
4. pie in the sky something good that someone says will happen, but which you think is impossible or unlikely:
Hope of a cure is just pie in the sky. ⇒ mud pie, pie chart, ⇒ easy as pie at easy1(1), ⇒ eat humble pie at humble1(6), ⇒ have a finger in every pie at finger1(7), ⇒ be as nice as pie at nice(11)

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

pie / paɪ / noun [ C or U ]


B1 a type of food made with meat, vegetables, or fruit covered in pastry and baked:

Would you like some more steak pie?

a pecan pie


PIE / paɪ / / ˌpiː.aɪ.ˈiː / noun [ U ]

abbreviation for Proto-Indo-European

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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


pie [pie pies pied pieing]   [paɪ]  [paɪ] noun countable, uncountable

1. fruit baked in a dish with pastry on the bottom, sides and top

• a slice of apple pie 

• Help yourself to some more pie. 

• a pie dish 

see also  custard pie

2. (especially BrE) meat, vegetables, etc. baked in a dish with pastry on the bottom, sides and top

• a steak and kidney pie 

see also  mince pie, pork pie, shepherd's pie  

more at as American as apple pie at  American  adj., as easy as pie at  easy  adj., eat humble pie at  eat, have a finger in every pie at  finger  n., as nice as pie at  nice

Idioms: pie in the sky ▪ piece of the pie 

Word Origin:

Middle English: probably the same word as pie, used in the naming of birds; the various combinations of ingredients being compared to objects randomly collected by a magpie. 

Example Bank:

• What's the filling in these pies?



   1. noun
a) A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling .
The family had steak and kidney pie for dinner and cherry pie for dessert.
b) Extended to other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.
Shepherds pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.
2. verb
a) To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing ).
Id like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.
b) To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.

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