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