Associations to the word «Pile»


PILE, noun. (obsolete) A dart; an arrow.
PILE, noun. The head of an arrow or spear.
PILE, 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.
PILE, noun. (heraldiccharge) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
PILE, noun. (obsolete) A series of electrochemical cells stacked vertically in a column.
PILE, verb. (transitive) To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
PILE, noun. (usually in plural) A hemorrhoid.
PILE, noun. A mass of things heaped together; a heap.
PILE, noun. (figuratively) (informal) A group or list of related items up for consideration, especially in some kind of selection process.
PILE, noun. A mass formed in layers.
PILE, noun. A funeral pile; a pyre.
PILE, noun. A large building, or mass of buildings.
PILE, 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.
PILE, 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.
PILE, noun. (obsolete) The reverse (or tails) of a coin.
PILE, noun. (figuratively) A list or league
PILE, 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.
PILE, verb. (transitive) To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
PILE, verb. (transitive) To add something to a great number.
PILE, verb. (transitive) (of vehicles) To create a hold-up.
PILE, verb. (transitive) (military) To place (guns, muskets, etc.) together in threes so that they can stand upright, supporting each other.
PILE, noun. Hair, especially when very fine or short; the fine underfur of certain animals. (Formerly countable, now treated as a collective singular.)
PILE, noun. The raised hairs, loops or strands of a fabric; the nap of a cloth.
PILE DRIVER, noun. A machine for forcing a pile, a long beam, into the ground as part of the construction of a foundation; usually by raising a weight and then dropping it on the beam.
PILE DRIVER, noun. A person who hits or attacks forcefully or powerfully.
PILE DRIVER, adjective. Forceful
PILE DRIVERS, noun. Plural of pile driver
PILE OF SHIT, noun. (vulgar) (slang) Something that is not true, a mass of lies (refers to bullshit).
PILE OF SHIT, noun. (vulgar) (slang) Any worthless structure or device.
PILE OF SHIT, noun. (vulgar) (slang) A totally worthless person.
PILE ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to gain (weight) quickly.
PILE ON THE POUNDS, verb. (idiomatic) to gain weight quickly.
PILE UP, verb. (transitive) To form a pile, stack, or heap.
PILE UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To collect or accumulate, as a backlog.

Dictionary definition

PILE, noun. A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
PILE, noun. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money".
PILE, noun. A large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house".
PILE, 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).
PILE, noun. Battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta.
PILE, noun. A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.
PILE, 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".
PILE, noun. A nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy.
PILE, verb. Arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves".
PILE, verb. Press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium".
PILE, verb. Place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested".

Wise words

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Geoffrey Chaucer