Definition of pil
1. pile [ n ] a collection of objects laid on top of each otherUsed in print:
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
The portable record_player with a pile of classical records beside it .
(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .Synonyms pile heap mound cumulus Related Terms collection stack woodpile shock dunghill scrapheap pyre stockpile compost_heap slagheap stack accumulate throng
2. pile [ v ] arrange in stacks
Examples: "heap firewood around the fireplace" "stack your books up on the shelves"
(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
Over the rapidly diminishing outline of a jump_seat piled high with luggage Herry 's black brushcut was just discernible , near , or enviably near that spot where - hidden - more delicately textured , most beautifully tinted hair must still be streaming back in cool , oh cool wind sweetly perfumed with sagebrush and yucca flowers and engine fumes .
(Edward Streeter, The Chairman of the Bored....)
He piled everything neatly in a corner of the cellar and turned to stare at the blank stone wall .Synonyms pile heap stack Related Terms arrange rick cord pile_up pile_up pile_up stack stacker
3. pile [ n ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Examples: : "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"
(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Just a big pile of self-confidence in an almost teensy package .Synonyms mass good_deal lot great_deal pile plenty heap deal flock sight mint whole_lot quite_a_little pot slew spate mickle raft mess tidy_sum whole_slew stack muckle wad peck hatful batch Related Terms large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap
4. pile [ v ] press tightly together or cram
Examples: "The crowd packed the auditorium"
(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
In 1707 an earthquake in Japan generated waves so huge that they piled into the Inland_Sea ; one wave swamped more than 1000 ships and boats in Osaka_Bay .Synonyms pile throng jam pack mob Related Terms crowd batch multitude
5. pile [ n ] a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
Examples: "she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
One year I simply set the plants in the remains of a compost pile , to which a_little sand had been added , and I had the most beautiful pansies in my , or any of my neighbors ' experience .
(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
Fujimoto had a pile of cuttings near one side of the lawn .Synonyms pile bundle big_money megabucks big_bucks Related Terms money cant
6. pile [ n ] pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincterSynonyms hemorrhoid piles haemorrhoid pile Related Terms pain
7. pile [ n ] battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by VoltaSynonyms voltaic_pile galvanic_pile pile Related Terms battery
8. pile [ v ] place or lay as if in a pile
Examples: "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
9. pile [ n ] the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
Examples: "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
10. pile [ 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)Synonyms pile down Related Terms hair lanugo
11. pile [ n ] a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structureSynonyms stilt spile piling pile Related Terms column sheet_pile
12. Pile [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 31344Synonyms Pile
13. pile [ n ] a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energySynonyms atomic_reactor pile chain_reactor atomic_pile Related Terms nuclear_reactor
Rhymes withpill spill
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