Pie vs Quay - What's the difference?

pie | quay |

As a noun pie

is foot.

As a verb quay is

enclose, surround, encircle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl), unknown origin.


  • A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.
  • The family had steak and kidney pie''' for dinner and cherry '''pie for dessert.
  • Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.
  • Shepherd's pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.
  • (Northeastern US) Pizza.
  • (figuratively) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
  • * It is easier to get along when everyone, more or less, is getting ahead. But when the pie is shrinking, social groups are more likely to turn on each other.'' — , ''[http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/04/the-deepest-dangers-facing-the-united-states.html Why It’s Time to Worry] , Newsweek 2010-12-04
  • (letterpress) A disorderly mess of spilt type.
  • (cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.
  • (pejorative) a gluttonous person.
  • A pie chart.
  • * 1986 , Carolyn Sorensen, ?Henry J. Stock, Department of Education Computer Graphics Guide (page 8)
  • Pies are best for comparing the components of only one or two totals.
  • (slang) The vulva.
  • * 1981 , William Kotzwinkle, Jack in the Box
  • "Yeah, take it off!" "SHOW US YOUR PIE !" The brunette opened the catch on her G-string and let the sequinned cloth slip down, teasing them with it.
  • * 2010 , W. A. Moltinghorne, Magnolia Park (page 238)
  • Yeah, some guys like to eat the old hairy pie . Women, too, or so I've heard.
    Derived terms
    * apple pie * chicken pie * cottage pie * cream pie * cutie pie * easy as pie * have one's fingers in many pies * humble pie * meat pie * mince pie * mud pie * party pie * pie chart * pie floater * pie in the sky * pie-eater * pie-eyed * pie-faced * piehole * pieing * piemaker * piet * pork pie * pot pie * shepherd's pie * steak and kidney pie * sweet as pie * who ate all the pies
    See also
    * pastie * pasty


  • To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).
  • I'd like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.
  • To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) pie, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Magpie.
  • Derived terms
    * piebald

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .


  • (historical) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
  • * 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’, The Phantom ’Rickshaw and Other Tales , Folio Society 2005, page 117:
  • I gave him all the money in my possession, Rs.9.8.5. – nine rupees, eight annas, and five pie – for I always keep small change as bakshish when I am in camp.



    (wikipedia quay)

    Alternative Forms



    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.
  • Derived terms

    * quayside


    (en verb)
  • To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".
  • See also

    * dock; pier; float; cay; harbour, harbor; mole; riprap; wharf ----