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Overview of noun piles

The noun piles has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. hemorrhoid, haemorrhoid, piles

(pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter)

2. tons, dozens, heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads, lashings

(a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers")


Overview of noun pile

The noun pile has 8 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus

(a collection of objects laid on top of each other)

2. (3) 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

((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")

3. (2) pile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money

(a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house")

4. down, pile

(fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs))

5. voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile

(battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta)

6. pile, spile, piling, stilt

(a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure)

7. pile, nap

(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")

8. atomic pile, atomic reactor, pile, chain reactor

(a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy)


Overview of verb pile

The verb pile has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (8) stack, pile, heap

(arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves")

2. (2) throng, mob, pack, pile, jam

(press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium")

3. pile

(place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested")

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