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meanings of pile


  1. A dart; an arrow.
  2. A large amount of money.
  3. The head of an arrow or spear.
  4. A mass formed in layers.
  5. A group or list of related items up for consideration, especially in some kind of selection process.
  6. A beam, pole, or pillar, driven completely into the ground.
  7. A mass of things heaped together; a heap.
  8. An atomic pile; an early form of nuclear reactor.
  9. A hemorrhoid.
  10. Hair, especially when very fine or short; the fine underfur of certain animals. (Formerly countable, now treated as a collective singular.).
  11. One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
  12. The raised hairs, loops or strands of a fabric; the nap of a cloth.
  13. A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals (especially copper and zinc), laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; a voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
  14. A funeral pile; a pyre.
  15. A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a fagot.
  16. A list or league.
  17. A large stake, or piece of pointed timber, steel etc., driven into the earth or sea-bed for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
  18. The reverse (or tails) of a coin.
  19. A large building, or mass of buildings.


  1. To place (guns, muskets, etc.) together in threes so that they can stand upright, supporting each other.
  2. To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
  3. To give a pile to; to make shaggy.
  4. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
  5. To add something to a great number.
  6. (of vehicles) To create a hold-up.
  7. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate.


  1. A surname​.

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