pile

phonetic symbol: / páɪl / 

pile - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
atomic pile , atomic reactor , chain reactor

[ noun ]
■ the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
e.g.)
・for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction
nap

[ noun ]
■ a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
piling , spile , stilt

[ noun ]
■ battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series
■ the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
galvanic pile , voltaic pile

[ 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)
down

[ noun ]
■ a collection of objects laid on top of each other
agglomerate , cumulation , cumulus , heap , mound

[ noun ]
■ a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
big bucks , big money , bundle , megabucks

[ noun ]
■ (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
batch , deal , flock , good deal , great deal , hatful , heap , lot , mass , mess , mickle , mint , mountain , muckle , passel , peck , plenty , pot , quite a little , raft , sight , slew , spate , stack , tidy sum , wad

[ verb ]
■ place or lay as if in a pile
e.g.)
・The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested

[ verb ]
■ arrange in stacks
heap , stack

[ verb ]
■ press tightly together or cram
jam , mob , pack , throng

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