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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pierce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pierced p. pr. & vb. n. Piercing ]
 1. To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument. “I pierce . . . her tender side.”
 2. To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
 3. Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery. Pierced with grief.”
    Can no prayers pierce thee?   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pierced a. Penetrated; entered; perforated.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having a hole cut through; "pierced ears"; "a perforated
            eardrum"; "a punctured balloon" [syn: perforated, perforate,