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Definitions of pile:
  • noun:   the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
    Example: "For uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"
  • noun:   a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
  • noun:   a collection of objects laid on top of each other
  • noun:   a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
  • noun:   (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • noun:   battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
  • 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)
  • noun:   a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
  • verb:   place or lay as if in a pile
    Example: "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
  • verb:   arrange in stacks
  • verb:   press tightly together or cram
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #31344)

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