noun a funeral pile; a pyre.
2. pile ·noun a covering of hair or fur.
3. pile ·noun ·same·as fagot, ·noun, 2.
4. pile ·noun the head of an arrow or spear.
5. pile ·noun a large building, or mass of buildings.
6. pile ·noun a mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
7. pile ·noun the reverse of a coin. ·see reverse.
8. pile ·vt to drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
9. pile ·noun a mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
10. pile ·vt to cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
11. pile ·noun a hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
12. pile ·noun one of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
13. pile ·vt to lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass;
often with up; as, to pile up wood.
14. pile ·noun a large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, ·etc.
15. pile ·noun a vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity;
commonly called volta's pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.