\ 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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Meanwhile, shares of InterGlobe Aviation fell around 19% to Rs1,264.85 ($18.44) apiece in intra-day trade on BSE, following news of the feud. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "A promoter has raised serious governance issues with India’s largest airline," 10 July 2019 Analysis: Pistons trade for Tony Snell addresses weakness, displays competency Snell is on his third NBA team after after spending three years apiece in Chicago and Milwaukee. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons like new forward Tony Snell's length and shooting," 20 June 2019 Les Bleues opened the tournament last Friday in Paris, impressively defeating South Korea 4–0 behind two goals from Wendie Renard and a goal apiece from Eugenie Le Sommer and Amandine Henry. Jenna West, SI.com, "France vs. Norway Live Stream: Watch Women's World Cup Online, TV," 12 June 2019 The fourth-seeded Warriors advanced behind a solid defense and three goals apiece from Kelly Wolin and Izzy Ross. Steve Sousa, BostonGlobe.com, "Scituate’s Kaitlynn Washburn tops in MIAA Girls’ South golf qualifier," 6 June 2018 Despite their late starts, the three teams have eight picks apiece in the 2018 draft. Mark Inabinett, AL.com, "NFL Draft 2018: Live updates on the first round," 26 Apr. 2018 Buzz:Laura Bechtel and Abby Carroll each scored 4 goals and Amanda Ley, Skye Oppel and Quynn Gillan all had 2 points apiece for Lake Nona (20-5). Staff Report, OrlandoSentinel.com, "VARSITY SCORES: April 16," 16 Apr. 2018 The Cardinals didn't just suffer losses in 2018, but embarrassing ones to Clemson, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest by 20 or more points apiece. Chaunte'l Powell, orlandosentinel.com, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 83 Louisville rebuilding under new coach Scott Satterfield," 3 June 2019 Monique Curry and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 11 points apiece for Washington. baltimoresun.com, "Digest: Gary Russell Jr. defends featherweight title at National Harbor," 20 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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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