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1. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] a collection of objects laid on top of each other.

Synonyms

  • aggregation
  • muckhill
  • compost pile
  • pyre
  • stack
  • stockpile
  • shock
  • collection
  • slagheap
  • cumulation
  • midden
  • muckheap
  • woodpile
  • mound
  • accumulation
  • scrapheap
  • agglomerate
  • compost heap
  • dunghill
  • funeral pyre
  • assemblage
  • heap

Antonyms

  • flora
  • defense
  • prosecution
  • spread

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pile

  • versatile
  • worthwhile
  • vantuyl
  • restyle
  • panfile
  • monteil
  • marseille
  • kurzweil
  • hostile
  • soleil
  • revile
  • refile
  • nevile
  • mikhail
  • fertile
  • delisle
  • beguile
  • argyll
  • while
  • trial
  • style
  • stile
  • smile
  • awhile
  • zile
  • wyle
  • wile
  • weill
  • weil
  • vile

Example sentences of the word pile


1. Noun, singular or mass
The carpet will brighten up and the pile will raise again.

2. Adjective
Terry is a thick, pile fabric with uncut loops on both sides.

Quotes containing the word pile


1. Books to the ceiling,Books to the sky,My pile of books is a mile high.How I love them! How I need them!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
- Arnold Lobel

2. A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

3. To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
- Thomas A. Edison

2. pile

verb. ['ˈpaɪl'] arrange in stacks.

Synonyms

  • stack
  • arrange
  • heap
  • set up
  • rick

Antonyms

  • abolish
  • unclog
  • free
  • pull

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

3. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent.

Synonyms

  • haymow
  • great deal
  • slew
  • passel
  • mass
  • muckle
  • mess
  • stack
  • mountain
  • flock
  • wad
  • large indefinite amount
  • plenty
  • large indefinite quantity
  • tidy sum
  • deluge
  • mint
  • quite a little
  • batch
  • deal
  • flood
  • pot
  • mickle
  • raft
  • good deal
  • spate
  • lot
  • peck
  • hatful
  • inundation
  • torrent
  • heap

Antonyms

  • disorder
  • disagree
  • stay
  • winterize

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

4. pile

verb. ['ˈpaɪl'] press tightly together or cram.

Synonyms

  • throng
  • jam
  • crowd together
  • mob
  • pack

Antonyms

  • unpack
  • decompress
  • lack
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

5. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit).

Synonyms

  • megabucks
  • bundle
  • big money
  • money

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • decrement
  • sanitariness
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

6. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave.

Synonyms

  • thread
  • yarn

Antonyms

  • minimum
  • scarcity
  • empty

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

7. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.

Synonyms

  • column
  • sheath pile
  • sheet pile
  • spile
  • pillar
  • stilt
  • sheet piling

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • refrain
  • take

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

8. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs).

Synonyms

  • lanugo
  • hair

Antonyms

  • unite
  • cheer
  • euphemism

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

9. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy.

Synonyms

  • reactor
  • nuclear reactor
  • atomic pile
  • atomic reactor

Antonyms

  • distributive
  • orderliness
  • order
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)

10. pile

noun. ['ˈpaɪl'] battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta.

Synonyms

  • electric battery
  • voltaic pile
  • battery

Antonyms

  • good fortune
  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • pil (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pilum (Latin)
  • pile (French)
  • pila (Latin)
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