1. [ noun ] a collection of objects laid on top of each other
Synonyms: heap mound cumulus
Related terms: collection stack woodpile shock dunghill scrapheap pyre stockpile compost_heap slagheap stack accumulate throng
2. [ verb ] arrange in stacks
Synonyms: heap stack

"heap firewood around the fireplace" "stack your books up on the shelves"

Related terms: arrange rick cord pile_up pile_up pile_up stack stacker
3. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass lot good_deal great_deal heap plenty sight whole_lot deal flock mint quite_a_little raft pot slew stack mickle mess wad spate whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch

: "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"

Related terms: large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap
4. [ verb ] press tightly together or cram
Synonyms: throng jam pack mob

"The crowd packed the auditorium"

Related terms: crowd batch multitude
5. [ noun ] a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
Synonyms: big_money bundle megabucks big_bucks

"she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"

Related terms: money cant
6. [ noun ] (medicine) pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
Synonyms: hemorrhoid piles haemorrhoid
Related terms: pain
7. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
Synonyms: voltaic_pile galvanic_pile
Related terms: battery
8. [ verb ] place or lay as if in a pile

"The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"

Related terms: situate put
9. [ noun ] the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
Synonyms: nap

"for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"

Related terms: yarn
10. [ 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)
Synonyms: down
Related terms: hair lanugo
11. [ noun ] (architecture) a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
Synonyms: stilt piling spile
Related terms: column sheet_pile
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 31344
13. [ noun ] (physics,nuclear physics) a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
Synonyms: atomic_reactor chain_reactor atomic_pile
Related terms: nuclear_reactor
Similar spelling:   Pille