Simple Definition of pierce
: to make a hole in or through (something)
: to go through or into (something) in a forceful or noticeable way
Full Definition of pierce
1 a : to run into or through as a pointed weapon does : stab b : to enter or thrust into sharply or painfully
2 : to make a hole through : perforate
3 : to force or make a way into or through
4 : to penetrate with the eye or mind : discern
5 : to penetrate so as to move or touch the emotions of
: to force a way into or through something
Examples of pierce
The needle pierced her skin.
The bullet pierced his lung.
The needle pierced into her skin.
The bullet pierced through his lung.
A scream pierced the silence.
Synonym Discussion of pierce
Definition of Pierce
Franklin 1804–1869 14th pres. of the United States (1853–57)
PIERCE Defined for Kids
Definition of pierce
1 : to make a hole in or through or as if in or through <I had my ears pierced.> <A stab of fear pierced his heart.>
2 : to force or make a way into or through <The sunshine pierced through their faded dresses … — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie>
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