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Definition of "pile" []

  • A quantity of objects stacked or thrown together in a heap. See Synonyms at heap. (noun)
  • Informal A large accumulation or quantity: a pile of trouble. (noun)
  • Slang A large sum of money; a fortune: made their pile in the commodities market. (noun)
  • A funeral pyre. (noun)
  • A very large building or complex of buildings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pile" in a sentence
  • ""Nummus ratitus -- ce qu'aujourd'hui nous appellons jouer à croix ou à pile, car _pile_ est un vieil mot français qui signifiait un Navire,"
  • "What if I tell you my pile is a piece of modern art sculpture and his is a hospital?"
  • "And the many others who were not directly on what we call the pile, the horrendous mountain of debris following the attacks, but were in close proximity."