1. [ verb ] cut or make a way through

"the knife cut through the flesh" "The path pierced the jungle" "Light pierced through the forest"

Related terms: penetrate pick break
2. [ verb ] move or affect (a person's emotions, bodily feelings, etc.) deeply or sharply

"The cold pierced her bones" "Her words pierced the students"

Related terms: affect
3. [ verb ] make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Related terms: penetrate prick riddle sting bite puncture tap poke punch cut
4. [ verb ] penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
Synonyms: thrust
Related terms: penetrate transfix center_punch gore lance peg stick horn stick stab
5. [ verb ] sound sharply or shrilly

"The scream pierced the night"

Related terms: sound
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 167
7. [ noun ] (politics) 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
Synonyms: president_pierce Franklin_Pierce
Related terms: President_of_the_United_States
Similar spelling:   Piercey