Definition of Piles

1. Noun. Pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter.

Exact synonyms: Haemorrhoid, Hemorrhoid
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain



2. Noun. A large number or amount. "She amassed stacks of newspapers"

Definition of Piles

1. n. pl. The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called hemorrhoids. See Hemorrhoids. [The singular pile is sometimes used.]

Definition of Piles

1. Noun. (plural of pile) ¹

2. Noun. (pathology) Haemorrhoids. ¹

3. Noun. (informal piles of) A large amount of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piles

1. pile [v] - See also: pile

Medical Definition of Piles

1. The small, troublesome tumours or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called haemorrhoids. Origin: The singular pile is sometimes used. Blind piles, haemorrhoids which do not bleed. Origin: L. Pila a ball. Cf. Pill a medicine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piles

pileiform
pileipelles
pileipellis
pileless
pilement
pilements
pilenta
pilentum
pilentums
pileorhiza
pileorhizae
pileous
pileous gland
piler
pilers
piles (current term)
pileum
pileup
pileups
pileus
pilework
pileworks
pileworm
pilewort
pileworts
pilfer
pilferable
pilferage
pilferages
pilfered

Literary usage of Piles

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The heads of the piles are sawn off, and a platform of timber or concrete rests on them. ... Screw piles are cast iron piles which are screwed FIG. ..."

2. Report by California, State Board of Harbor Commissioners (1903)
"Treating spring and cluster piles for Ferry Slips Nos. 1, 5, 6, and 7. ... 13-inch piles with 10 lbs. creosote injected, 30 cents per lineal foot. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The process of constructing timber piers or wharves as practised in all of the ports of the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards is as follows : piles of the best ..."

4. Proceedings of the Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1915)
"REINFORCED CONCRETE piles. BY ROBERT A. CUMMINGS.* It is well established that concrete piles are a satisfactory substitute for wooden piles in increasing ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1906)
"THE MANUFACTURE AND USE OF CONCRETE piles. BY HENRY LONGCOPE. Through the courtesy of Mr. Constantine Shuman and Mr. Percy H. Wilson, I am able to present ..."

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