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pile

 
Noun pile has 8 senses
  1. pile, heap, mound, cumulus - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    --1 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --1 has particulars:
     compost heap, compost pile; dunghill, midden, muckheap, muckhill; scrapheap; shock; slagheap; stack; pyre, funeral pyre; woodpile; stockpile
    Derived forms: verb pile3, verb pile2, verb pile1
  2. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
    --2 is a kind of large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
    --2 has particulars: flood, inundation, deluge, torrent
    Derived form: verb pile2
  3. pile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money - a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house"
    --3 is a kind of money
  4. down, pile - fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
    --4 is a kind of hair
    --4 has particulars: lanugo
  5. voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile - battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
    --5 is a kind of battery, electric battery
  6. pile, spile, piling, stilt - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    --6 is a kind of column, pillar
    --6 has particulars: sheet pile, sheath pile, sheet piling
  7. pile, nap - the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
    --7 is a kind of thread, yarn
  8. atomic pile, atomic reactor, pile, chain reactor - a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
    --8 is a kind of nuclear reactor, reactor
Verb pile has 3 senses
  1. stack, pile, heap - arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
    --1 is one way to arrange, set up
    Derived form: noun pile1
    Sample sentence:
    They pile their rifles on the cabinet
  2. throng, mob, pack, pile, jam - press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
    --2 is one way to crowd, crowd together
    Derived forms: noun pile2, noun pile1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. pile - place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
    --3 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun pile1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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