Definition of Pile
1. Noun. A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Compost Heap, Compost Pile, Dunghill, Midden, Muckheap, Muckhill, Scrapheap, Shock, Slagheap, Stack, Funeral Pyre, Pyre, Woodpile, Stockpile
Derivative terms: Agglomerate, Agglomerate, Cumulate, Cumulate, Cumulous, Heap
2. Verb. Arrange in stacks. "They pile their rifles on the cabinet"; "Stack your books up on the shelves"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Rick, Cord
Derivative terms: Heap, Stack, Stacker
Also: Heap Up, Pile Up, Stack Up
3. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"
Generic synonyms: Large Indefinite Amount, Large Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Deluge, Flood, Inundation, Torrent, Haymow
Derivative terms: Heap, Heap, Plenteous, Wad
4. Verb. Press tightly together or cram. "The streets pile with crowds"; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
Generic synonyms: Crowd, Crowd Together
Derivative terms: Mob, Throng
5. Noun. A large sum of money (especially as pay or profit). "They sank megabucks into their new house"
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Money
6. Verb. Place or lay as if in a pile. "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
7. Noun. Fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs).
Generic synonyms: Hair
Specialized synonyms: Lanugo
Derivative terms: Downy, Pilary, Pilous
8. Noun. Battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta.
9. Noun. A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.
Generic synonyms: Column, Pillar
Specialized synonyms: Sheath Pile, Sheet Pile, Sheet Piling
10. Noun. The yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave. "For uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
11. Noun. A nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy.
Generic synonyms: Nuclear Reactor, Reactor
Definition of Pile
1. n. A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
2. n. The head of an arrow or spear.
3. n. A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
4. v. t. To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
5. n. A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
6. v. t. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often with up; as, to pile up wood.
Definition of Pile
1. Noun. (obsolete) A dart; an arrow. ¹
2. Noun. The head of an arrow or spear. ¹
3. Noun. A large stake, or piece of pointed timber, steel etc., driven into the earth or sea-bed for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc. ¹
4. Noun. (heraldiccharge) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles. ¹
6. Noun. (context: usually in plural) A hemorrhoid. ¹
7. Noun. A mass of things heaped together; a heap. ¹
8. Noun. (figuratively informal) A group or list of related items up for consideration, especially in some kind of selection process. ¹
9. Noun. A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot. ¹
10. Noun. A funeral pile; a pyre. ¹
11. Noun. A large building, or mass of buildings. ¹
12. Noun. A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a fagot. ¹
13. Noun. A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; — commonly called Volta’s pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile. ¹
14. Noun. (obsolete) The reverse (or tails) of a coin. ¹
15. Noun. (figuratively) A list or league ¹
16. Verb. (transitive) To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; — often with up; as, to pile up wood. ¹
17. Verb. (transitive) To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load. ¹
18. Verb. (transitive) To add something to a great number. ¹
19. Verb. (transitive) (of vehicles) To create a hold-up. ¹
20. Noun. Hair, especially when very fine or short; the fine underfur of certain animals. (Formerly countable, now treated as a collective singular.) ¹
21. Noun. The raised hairs, loops or strands of a fabric; to nap of a cloth. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Pile
1. to lay one upon the other [v PILED, PILING, PILES]
Medical Definition of Pile
1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as, to pile up wood. "Hills piled on hills." . "Life piled on life." . "The labour of an age in piled stones." (Milton)
2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load. To pile arms or muskets, to place three guns together so that they may stand upright, supporting each other; to stack arms.
Origin: Piled; Piling.
1. A hair; hence, the fibre of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet. "Velvet soft, or plush with shaggy pile." (Cowper)
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