|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"
|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|
|Related terms:||penetrate transfix center_punch gore lance peg stick horn stick stab|
|5.||[ verb ] sound sharply or shrilly|
"The scream pierced the night"
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 167|
|7.||[ noun ] (politics) 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)|