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pile1
noun
1 a number of things lying on top of each other; a quantity of something in a heap or mound.
2 (a pile or piles) colloq a large quantity.
3 colloq a fortune made a pile on the horses .
4 a massive or imposing building.
5 a pyre. Also called funeral pile.
6 a nuclear reactor, originally the graphite blocks forming the moderator for the reactor. Also called atomic pile.
7 elec a vertical series of plates of two different metals arranged alternately to produce an electric current.
verb (piled , piling )
1 tr & intr (usu pile up or pile something up) to gather into a pile; to accumulate. See also pile-up.
2 intr to move in a disorganized crowd piled into the bus .
[15c: from Latin pila a stone pier]
pile it on colloq to exaggerate.


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pile2
noun a heavy wooden shaft, stone or concrete pillar, etc driven into the ground as a support for a building, bridge, etc.
[Anglo-Saxon pil , from Latin pilum javelin]


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pile3
noun
1 the raised cropped threads that give a soft thick surface to carpeting, velvet, etc.
2 soft fine hair, fur, wool, etc.
[15c: from Latin pilus hair]


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