\ 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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South Lake Union, Lower Queen Anne and First Hill have 10 projects apiece underway, as the local construction boom continues. Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "Seattle construction still booming and won’t end anytime soon," 19 Feb. 2019 O’Reilly and Jay Bouwmeester had two assists apiece for the Blues. Teresa M. Walker, The Seattle Times, "Tarasenko gets hat trick as Blues beat Predators 5-4 in OT," 11 Feb. 2019 Cam Fowler and Rickard Rakell had two assists apiece. USA TODAY, "Ducks stop Bruins' point streak at 18 games with 3-1 win," 31 Jan. 2018 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

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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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one that collects or salvages junk

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