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English Dictionary: pile by the DICT Development Group
3 results for pile
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus]
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "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"
    Synonym(s): batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
  3. a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house"
    Synonym(s): pile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money
  4. fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
    Synonym(s): down, pile
  5. battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
    Synonym(s): voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile
  6. a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    Synonym(s): pile, spile, piling, stilt
  7. the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave; "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
    Synonym(s): pile, nap
  8. a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
    Synonym(s): atomic pile, atomic reactor, pile, chain reactor
  1. arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
    Synonym(s): stack, pile, heap
  2. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
    Synonym(s): throng, mob, pack, pile, jam
  3. place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Piles \Piles\, n. pl. [L. pila a ball. Cf. {Pill} a medicine.]
      The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and
      lower part of the rectum which are technically called
      {hemorrhoids}. See {Hemorrhoids}.
      Note: [The singular {pile} is sometimes used.]
      {Blind piles}, hemorrhoids which do not bleed.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. Polytechnic's Instructional Language for Educators.
      Similar in use to an enhanced PILOT, but structurally more
      like Pascal with Awk-like associative arrays (optionally
      stored on disk).   Distributed to about 50 sites by Initial
      Teaching Alphabet Foundation for Apple II and CP/M.
      ["A Universal Computer Aided Instruction System," Henry
      G. Dietz & Ronald J Juels, Proc Natl Educ Computing Conf '83,
      2. ["PILE _ A Language for Sound Synthesis",
      P. Berg, Computer Music Journal 3.1, 1979].
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