HyperDic: pile

English > 11 senses of the word pile:
NOUNgrouppile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulusa collection of objects laid on top of each other
quantitypile, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
possessionpile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big moneya large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
bodypile, downfine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
artifactpile, voltaic pile, galvanic pilebattery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series
artifactpile, spile, piling, stilta column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
artifactpile, napthe yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
artifactpile, atomic pile, atomic reactor, chain reactora nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
VERBcontactpile, stack, heaparrange in stacks
motionpile, throng, mob, pack, jampress tightly together or cram
contactpileplace or lay as if in a pile
pile > pronunciation
Soundspay'l
Rhymesaisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA collection of objects laid on top of each other.
Synonymsheap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus
Narrowercompost heap, compost pileA heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
dunghill, midden, muckheap, muckhillA heap of dung or refuse
pyre, funeral pyrewood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
scrapheappile of discarded metal
shockA pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry
slagheappile of waste matter from coal mining etc
stackAn orderly pile
stockpileA storage pile accumulated for future use
woodpileA pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishacumulación, aglomerado, cúmulo, montaña, montículo, montón, pila
Catalanapilament, muntanya, munt, pila, pilot
Verbspilearrange in stacks
pileplace or lay as if in a pile
pilepress tightly together or cram
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 2, quantity
Meaning(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
Narrowerflood, inundation, deluge, torrentAn overwhelming number or amount
haymowA mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishavalancha, barbaridad, bestialidad, burrada, cantidad, cúmulo, enormidad, fajo, lote, mogollón, montaña, montón, multitud, passel, pila
Catalanapilament, apilotament, castell, cúmul, estiba, feix, lot, manyoc, muntanya, munt, passel, pila, pilot, quantitat, tou
Verbspilepress tightly together or cram
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningA large sum of money (especially as pay or profit).
Synonymsbundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money
Broadermoneywealth reckoned in terms of money
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 4, body
Meaningfine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs).
Synonymdown
NarrowerlanugoThe fine downy hair covering a human fetus
BroaderhairA covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
Adjectivespilous, pilarycovered with hairs especially fine soft ones
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningbattery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta.
Synonymsvoltaic pile, galvanic pile
Broaderbattery, electric batteryA device that produces electricity
Spanishpila voltaica
Catalanpila voltaica
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.
Synonymsspile, piling, stilt
Narrowersheet pile, sheath pile, sheet pilingA pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
Broadercolumn, pillar(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
Spanishpilote
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningThe yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave.
Example"for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
Synonymnap
Broaderthread, yarnA fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing / sewing and weaving
Spanishhilo
English > pile: 11 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy.
Synonymsatomic pile, atomic reactor, chain reactor
Broadernuclear reactor, reactor(physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
Spanishreactor atómico
Catalanreactor atòmic
English > pile: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningArrange in stacks.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey pile their rifles on the cabinet
Synonymsstack, heap
Narrowercordstack in cords
rickpile in ricks
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
See alsopile uparrange into piles or stacks
Spanishacumular, amontonar, apilar, hacinar
Catalanacumular, agarberar, amuntegar, apilar, apilonar
Nounspilea collection of objects laid on top of each other
English > pile: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningPress tightly together or cram.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsthrong, mob, pack, jam
Caused bypackFill to capacity
Broadercrowd, crowd togetherTo gather together in large numbers
Spanishabarrotar, atestar, llenar
Catalanabarrotar, apilotar-se, apinyar-se, atapeir, omplir
Nounspilea collection of objects laid on top of each other
pile(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
English > pile: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningplace or lay as if in a pile.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Nounspilea collection of objects laid on top of each other

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