pile  

  • Definition of pile

    • (n): a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure  
    • (n): battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta  
    • (n): fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)  
    • (n): a collection of objects laid on top of each other  
    • (n): a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house"  
    • (n): (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"; "it must have cost plenty"  
    • (v): place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"  
    • (v): arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"  
    • (v): press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"  

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