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Definitions for (noun) pile

Main entry: atomic pile, atomic reactor, chain reactor, pile Definition: a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

Main entry: pile, nap Definition: the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave Usage: for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction

Main entry: pile, piling, stilt, spile Definition: a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

Main entry: pile, voltaic pile, galvanic pile Definition: battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta

Main entry: pile, down Definition: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

Main entry: heap, cumulation, cumulus, agglomerate, mound, pile Definition: a collection of objects laid on top of each other

Main entry: big bucks, big money, megabucks, bundle, pile Definition: a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit) Usage: she made a bundle selling real estate; they sank megabucks into their new house

Main entry: batch, mint, mountain, muckle, peck, passel, tidy sum, deal, spate, sight, slew, stack, heap, hatful, good deal, great deal, wad, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, lot, mass, mess, mickle, flock Definition: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent Usage: a batch of letters; a deal of trouble; a lot of money; he made a mint on the stock market; see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos; it must have cost plenty; a slew of journalists; a wad of money

Definitions for (verb) pile

Main entry: pile Definition: place or lay as if in a pile Usage: The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested

Main entry: pile, heap, stack Definition: arrange in stacks Usage: heap firewood around the fireplace; stack your books up on the shelves

Main entry: pack, mob, jam, pile, throng Definition: press tightly together or cram Usage: The crowd packed the auditorium