片, a pictographic character of half of a piece of chopped wood, serves as a semantic component to form characters. The other half of a piece of the chopped wood is 爿.
1.a slice; a flake; any thin, flat piece
2.to cut into slices
Characters formed by the semantic component 片
Characters formed by the semantic component 片 express meanings related to things made of wood such as 牌, 牍, 版, 牒 and so on.