\ ə-ˈpēs How to pronounce apiece (audio) \

Definition of apiece

: for each one : individually

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Synonyms for apiece


all, each, per, per capita

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Examples of apiece in a Sentence

His shoes weigh four pounds apiece. when you figure that they usually sell for six dollars apiece, you're getting quite a bargain

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Japan and Senegal each currently lead the group with four points apiece. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump-Putin summit, World Cup group stage, Walmart's new shopping experience: 5 things you need to know Thursday," 28 June 2018 Lloyd and Miller had two hits apiece in the inning, Lloyd smacking his ninth home run of the season. Mark Rosner, Indianapolis Star, "IU baseball survives Texas A&M, faces elimination again vs. top-seed Texas," 3 June 2018 Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, who fell a home run short of the cycle, and Jesus Aguilar led the way with three hits apiece. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 17, Mets 6: Offense comes to the rescue in big way with season-high 19 hits," 26 May 2018 In the loss, Howard seniors Shanya Gordon and Katie Unkle finished with three hits apiece. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Huntingtown softball shuts out Reservoir in 3A state semifinals," 24 May 2018 Kyle Nobach, Zak Taylor and Cadyn Grenier finished with two hits apiece, with Grenier extending his hitting streak to 27 games. Joel Odom, OregonLive.com, "With 8-1 win, No. 2 Oregon State baseball clinches series against USC," 20 May 2018 Jeffers had four hits while Neil, Reckling and sophomore Elle Roberts had three hits apiece. Joe Naiman, Ramona Sentinel, "Bulldog softball team wins league championship for fifth year," 16 May 2018 Drew Colfer and Mike Graff finished the game with 3 hits apiece. Lauren Green, Philly.com, "Friday's South Jersey roundup: Kate Spadaro ignites Camden Catholic girls' lacrosse to senior night win," 4 May 2018 Will Olson and Phillip Childs contributed two hits apiece while RJ Williams had two hits and two walks for UTA, which returns to action on Friday at home for the opener of a weekend Sun Belt Conference series against Appalachian State. Bailey Arredondo, star-telegram, "Big second inning carries Dallas Baptist over UT Arlington | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of apiece

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of apiece was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of apiece

: for or to each person or thing


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Kids Definition of apiece

: for each one They cost 25 cents apiece.

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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