\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 defendants both face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 apiece, according to court documents. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland men face sentencing for fraudulent bidding under guise that disabled veteran was majority owner of business," 12 July 2018 The striker could only watch as his attempt flashed wide of the far post and that would be it for the period as the whistle beckoned the players into the tunnel tied at one goal apiece. SI.com, "Spain 2-2 Morocco: Late Drama Sees La Roja Top Group B After Falling Behind Twice," 25 June 2018 Senior Dan Cranitch and junior Domenic Masucci added two goals apiece in the fourth to help seal the victory. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "Reading claims Division 2 boys’ lacrosse state title," 23 June 2018 Just shy of the halfway point in the third period, Caps winger Devante Smith-Pelly scored his seventh goal of the playoffs to tie the game at three goals apiece, and it was assisted by Brooks Orpik. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "See Lars Eller's Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Washington Capitals," 7 June 2018 Senior Erin Finley and junior Abby Walheim added two goals apiece in the second half. Aaron Carter, Philly.com, "Mighty Margie Carden helps Villa Maria advance to PIAA finale," 5 June 2018 Katie Freeman and Carlie Leach had three goals apiece, Garland Horwitz and Rylee Sutherland added two each, and Lake Oswego defeated Jesuit 12-8 in the girls lacrosse state final Thursday at Lake Oswego High School. OregonLive.com, "Lake Oswego tops Jesuit for girls lacrosse state title: PHOTOS," 25 May 2018 Ellis Gloyd and Brett Gladstone had two goals apiece for Marriotts Ridge. Kyle Mcfadden, Howard County Times, "Late goal lifts Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse past Southern for 2A South region title," 17 May 2018 GIRLS SOCCER Lake Zurich 3, Stevenson 1 Lake Zurich (8-0-3, 5-0 North Suburban): Haley Brousseau, Kristin Brousseau, Rachel Krueger goal apiece. Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County News-Sun Local Scoreboard for Thursday, May 3," 2 May 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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