\ ə-ˈpēs \

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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The subsequent doors took just five minutes apiece. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How Long Does It Take to Remove the Doors on a Wrangler?," 31 Dec. 2018 The turbines were originally rated to produce 500 kilowatts (kW) apiece. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Offshore, Act Two: New owner repowers 20-year-old wind farm off Swedish coast," 30 Dec. 2018 Around [40] people gathered in our open living room: Tom's and my entire extended family—including nieces—and three good friends apiece. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady Met on a Blind Date," 5 Oct. 2018 WhatsApp is funding 20 research projects at $50,000 apiece to research the role that the app plays in spreading misinformation. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Amazon’s HQ2 stunt could come back to haunt it," 14 Nov. 2018 The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates the cost of a more modest proposal along these lines (with a lower wage, for example) at $56,000 apiece for 9.7 million enrollees, for a total of $6.8 trillion over the next decade. Brian Riedl, Vox, "America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.," 7 Aug. 2018 The Air Force last week admitted to paying out about $10,000 apiece to replace toilet seat covers on a Vietnam-era cargo plan that is still being used, The Washington Post reported. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "Air Force paid about $10G for toilet seat cover: report," 16 July 2018 Meanwhile, a pair of two-bedroom units in Water Tower Place can be rented for $15,000 a month apiece. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Preleasing begins at Chicago's tallest all-residential downtown building," 10 July 2018 More than 420,000 people worldwide have placed reservations for one, putting down $1,000 apiece. David R. Baker, SFChronicle.com, "Tesla factory production jumps, and Model 3 hits elusive goal," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of apiece

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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