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    pile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pile

    Definition
    (noun) a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    Synonyms : agglomerate , cumulation , cumulus , heap , mound
    Definition
    (noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
    Synonyms : big bucks , big money , bundle , megabucks
    Example Sentence
    • she made a bundle selling real estate
    • they sank megabucks into their new house
    Definition
    (noun) fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
    Synonyms : down
    Definition
    (noun) battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta Definition
    (noun) a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    Synonyms : piling , spile , stilt
    Definition
    (noun) the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
    Synonyms : nap
    Example Sentence
    • for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction
    Definition
    (noun) a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy Definition
    (verb) arrange in stacks
    Synonyms : heap , stack
    Example Sentence
    • heap firewood around the fireplace
    • stack your books up on the shelves
    Definition
    (verb) press tightly together or cram
    Synonyms : jam , mob , pack , throng
    Example Sentence
    • The crowd packed the auditorium
    Definition
    (verb) place or lay as if in a pile
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested
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