noun (1)
\ ˈpī How to pronounce pie (audio) \

Definition of pie

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: magpie


noun (2)

Definition of pie (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : a dessert consisting of a filling (as of fruit or custard) in a pastry shell or topped with pastry or both an apple pie a slice of pumpkin pie … desserts include lots of berry pies, butter pecan ice cream pies with a hot caramel topping, flummeries, and crisps.— Judith and Evan Jones
b : a meat dish baked with biscuit or pastry crust a chicken pie — compare potpie
2 : pizza The pizzeria earned its VPN (that's Vera Pizza Napoletana) status… for its authentic Neapolitan pies which are baked in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy.— Katie Jackson
3a : affair, business she wanted her finger … in every possible social pie— Mary Deasy
b : a whole regarded as divisible into shares giving the less fortunate … a larger share of the economic pie— R. M. Hutchins


noun (3)

less common spelling of

1 : type that is spilled or mixed
2 : a pi character or matrix

First Known Use of pie

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for pie

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin pica; akin to Latin picus woodpecker, Old High German speh

Noun (2)

Middle English

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Kids Definition of pie

: a food consisting of a pastry crust and a filling (as of fruit or meat)

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