Definition of Pile

1. Noun. A collection of objects laid on top of each other.




2. Verb. Arrange in stacks. "They pile their rifles on the cabinet"; "Stack your books up on the shelves"
Exact synonyms: Heap, Stack
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"

4. Verb. Press tightly together or cram. "The streets pile with crowds"; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
Exact synonyms: Jam, Mob, Pack, Throng
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"
Exact synonyms: Big Bucks, Big Money, Bundle, Megabucks
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"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

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).
Exact synonyms: Down
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.
Exact synonyms: Galvanic Pile, Voltaic Pile
Generic synonyms: Battery, Electric Battery

9. Noun. A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.
Exact synonyms: Piling, Spile, Stilt
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"
Exact synonyms: Nap
Generic synonyms: Thread, Yarn

11. Noun. A nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy.
Exact synonyms: Atomic Pile, Atomic Reactor, Chain Reactor
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‚Äôs 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. 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) 2. A covering of hair or fur. Origin: L. Pilus hair. Cf. Peruke. 1. 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. Tubular iron piles are now much used. 2. [Cf. F. Pile. One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost. Pile bridge, a bridge of which the roadway is supported on piles. Pile cap, a beam resting upon and connecting the heads of piles. Pile driver, or Pile engine, an apparatus for driving down piles, consisting usually of a high frame, with suitable appliances for raising to a height (by animal or steam power, the explosion of gunpowder, etc) a heavy mass of iron, which falls upon the pile. Pile dwelling. See Lake dwelling, under Lake. Pile plank, a thick plank used as a pile in sheet piling. See Sheet piling, under Piling. Pneumatic pile. See Pneumatic. Screw pile, one with a screw at the lower end, and sunk by rotation aided by pressure. Origin: AS. Pil arrow, stake, L. Pilum javelin; but cf. Also L. Pila pillar. 1. A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood. 2. A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot. 3. A funeral pile; a pyre. 4. A large building, or mass of buildings. "The pile o'erlooked the town and drew the fight." (Dryden) 5. Same as Fagot. 6. 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. The term is sometimes applied to other forms of apparatus designed to produce a current of electricity, or as synonymous with battery; as, for instance, to an apparatus for generating a current of electricity by the action of heat, usually called a thermopile. 7. [F. Pile pile, an engraved die, L. Pila a pillar] The reverse of a coin. See Reverse. Cross and pile. See Cross. Dry pile. See Dry. Origin: F. Pile, L. Pila a pillar, a pier or mole of stone. Cf. Pillar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pile

pilastre
pilau
pilaus
pilaw
pilaws
pilch
pilchard
pilchards
pilcher
pilchers
pilches
pilcorn
pilcorns
pilcrow
pilcrows
pile (current term)
pile-up
pile-ups
pile driver
pile drivers
pile dwelling
pile on
pile on the pounds
pile up
pileate
pileated
pileated gibbon
pileated gibbons
pileated woodpecker

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