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  Definition of pile
  1. a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
  2. 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"
  3. a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
  4. battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
  5. fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
  6. a collection of objects laid on top of each other
  7. a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house"
  8. (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"
  9. place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
  10. arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
  11. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
Similar Words: atomic pile, atomic reactor, chain reactor, nap, spile, piling, stilt, voltaic pile, galvanic pile, down, heap, mound, cumulus, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew, throng, mob, pack, jam

 

See Also: pile up, heap up, stack up

 

Hyponyms: sheet pile, sheath pile, sheet piling, lanugo, compost heap, compost pile, dunghill, midden, muckheap, muckhill, scrapheap, shock, slagheap, stack, pyre, funeral pyre, woodpile, stockpile, flood, inundation, deluge, torrent, rick, cord

 

Derivational Morphology: accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass, stack, heap, throng, mob, pack, jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad, mound, cumulus, stacker, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, tidy sum, whole lot, whole slew, rabble, rout, multitude, concourse

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: stapel  
Finnish: kasa   French: monceau  
German: Haufen   Hungarian: halom  
Italian: mucchio   Japanese: 積み重ね  
Korean: 무더기   Portuguese: pilha  
Russian: куча   Spanish: montón  
Swedish: hög  
 
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