Meaning of PILE in English

PILE

[pile] n [ME, dart, stake, fr. OE pil, fr. L pilum javelin] (12c) 1: a long slender column usu. of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete driven into the ground to carry a vertical load

2: a wedge-shaped heraldic charge usu. placed vertically with the broad end up 3 a: a target-shooting arrowhead without cutting edges b [L pilum]: an ancient Roman foot soldier's heavy javelin

[2]pile vt piled ; pil.ing (15c): to drive piles into [3]pile vb piled ; pil.ing [ME, fr. [4]pile] vt (14c) 1: to lay or place in a pile: stack

2. a: to heap in abundance: load "piled potatoes on his plate" b: to collect little by little into a mass--usu. used with up ~ vi 1: to form a pile or accumulation--usu. used with up

2: to move or press forward in or as if in a mass: crowd "piled into a car" [4]pile n [ME, fr. MF, fr. L pila pillar] (15c) 1 a (1): a quantity of things heaped together (2): a heap of wood for burning a corpse or a sacrifice b: any great number or quantity: lot

2: a large building or group of buildings

3: a great amount of money: fortune

4: reactor 3b [5]pile n [ME, fr. L pilus hair] (15c) 1: a coat or surface of usu. 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 adj [6]pile n [ME, fr. L pila ball] (15c) 1: a single hemorrhoid

2. pl: hemorrhoids

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