What does apiece mean?

apiece meaning in General Dictionary

Each on it's own because of the solitary anyone to each given that share of every as these melons cost a shilling apiece

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  • to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
  • Each by itself; by the solitary one; every single; because the share of each; since, these melons cost a shilling apiece.

apiece meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, a contraction of a pece (mid-15c.), initially of coins, items on the market, an such like. (see a (2) + piece (n.)).


apiece meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) Each by itself; by the single one; to each; while the share of each; as, these melons cost a shilling apiece.


Sentence Examples with the word apiece

The division of the line into equal sections of 200 kilometres apiece produced at once a somewhat ridiculous result.

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