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