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

Definition of apiece

: for each one : individually

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Jones has seven, Cooper five, Newsome two and Hutson and Ridley one apiece. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Alabama’s top 10 NFL receivers: Half caught passes in 2020," 16 Feb. 2021 Gray and Walker had nine points apiece as the Seminoles went 6 of 10 from 3-point range on the way to a stunning 45-25 halftime lead. Bob Ferrante, Star Tribune, "No. 16 Florida St routs No. 7 Virginia 81-60 in ACC showdown," 15 Feb. 2021 Nolan and Lake, which have signed with Oklahoma and Colorado State respectively, had 15 points apiece while Young 14 had in 2½ quarters of play each. Dallas News, "Basketball replay: South Grand Prairie boys edge Arlington Lamar to complete perfect regular season," 13 Feb. 2021 Quay Miller and Tameiya Sadler had 10 points apiece for the visiting Huskies (5-10, 2-10 Pac-12) against the Sun Devils (9-7, 4-7). San Francisco Chronicle, "UCLA women win at Utah," 12 Feb. 2021 Mike Muscala has 16 points off the bench for OKC, while starters Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Isaiah Roby and Darius Bazley have 10 points apiece. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers lose 125-122 to Oklahoma City Thunder: Live updates recap," 25 Jan. 2021 Oladipo and Eric Gordon had 22 points apiece for the Rockets. Kristie Rieken, Chron, "Deandre Ayton has 26 and 17 to lead Suns past Rockets," 20 Jan. 2021 Josh Richardson and Trey Burke had 17 points apiece as the Mavs started 0-2 with a late fade at Staples Center. Greg Beacham, chicagotribune.com, "Los Angeles Lakers top the Dallas Mavericks 138-115 as LeBron James becomes the second-leading Christmas scorer in NBA history," 25 Dec. 2020 Terrence Ross scored 19 points while Fultz and Nikola Vucevic had 15 points apiece for Orlando, which outscored Miami 34-24 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, "Evan Fournier leads Magic to season-opening win over Heat," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of apiece

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2021

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“Apiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apiece. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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