Meaning of PILE in English


Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French peil, pil hair, coat with thick nap, from Latin pilus hair

Date: 15th century

1 : a coat or surface of usually short close fine furry hairs

2 : a velvety surface produced by an extra set of filling yarns that form raised loops which are cut and sheared

– pile · less \ ' p ī (- ə )l-l ə s \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.