Meaning of PILE in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, dart, quill, pole driven into the ground, from Old English pīl, from Latin pilum javelin Date: 12th century a long slender column usually of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete driven into the ground to carry a vertical load, a wedge-shaped heraldic charge usually placed vertically with the broad end up, 3. a target-shooting arrowhead without cutting edges, an ancient Roman foot soldier's heavy javelin, II. transitive verb (~d; piling) Date: 15th century to drive ~s into, III. verb (~d; piling) Etymology: Middle English, from 4~ Date: 14th century transitive verb to lay or place in a ~ ; stack , 2. to heap in abundance ; load , to collect little by little into a mass, intransitive verb to form a ~ or accumulation, to move or press forward in or as if in a mass ; crowd , IV. noun Etymology: Middle English pier of a bridge, stack, heap, from Middle French pille pier of a bridge, from Latin pila pillar Date: 15th century 1. a. a quantity of things heaped together, a heap of wood for burning a corpse or a sacrifice, any great number or quantity ; lot , a large building or group of buildings, a great amount of money ; fortune , reactor 3b, V. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French peil, pil hair, coat with thick nap, from Latin pilus hair Date: 15th century a coat or surface of usually short close fine furry hairs, a velvety surface produced by an extra set of filling yarns that form raised loops which are cut and sheared, ~less adjective VI. noun Etymology: Middle English ~z, plural, from Medieval Latin pili, perhaps from Latin pila ball Date: 15th century a single hemorrhoid, hemorrhoids

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