Definition of pile:
- A series of plates of two different metals imposed alternately one on the other separated by a sheet of cloth or paper moistened with a dilute acid solution, used to produce a current of electricity; a battery.
- An individual hemorrhoidal tumor.
- To drive piles into.
- A heap; a mass or collection of things piled up, or of combustibles for burning a dead body; a large building or an edifice; a series of plates so arranged as to produce a current.
- A large stake driven into the earth to support a building.
- The nap or fine hairy substance on the surface of cloth.
- To lay in a heap or pile; to collect together; to amass.
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This graph shows how "pile" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.
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Quotes for pile:
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. Edison
A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. - Edward Young
Rhymes for pile:
- aisle, bile, bille, dial, file, geil, gile, guile, hile, isle, kile, kyl, kyle, lile, lyle, mile, niall, nile, phyle, pyle, rile, seil, sheil, smile, stile, style, tile, trial, vile, weil, weill, while, wile.
- argyll, awhile, beguile, compile, defile, fertile, hostile, marseille, mikhail, nevile, restyle, revile, soleil, worthwhile.
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