Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pile

8 senses of pile

Sense 1
pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus -- (a collection of objects laid on top of each other)
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 2
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")
       => large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Sense 3
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")
       => money -- (wealth reckoned in terms of money; "all his money is in real estate")

Sense 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))
       => hair -- (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells")

Sense 5
voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile -- (battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta)
       => battery, electric battery -- (a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series)

Sense 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)
       => column, pillar -- ((architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure)

Sense 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")
       => thread, yarn -- (a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving)

Sense 8
atomic pile, atomic reactor, pile, chain reactor -- (a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy)
       => nuclear reactor, reactor -- ((physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pile

3 senses of pile

Sense 1
stack, pile, heap -- (arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")
          Phrasal Verb-> pile up#2

Sense 2
throng, mob, pack, pile, jam -- (press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium")
       => crowd, crowd together -- (to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah")

Sense 3
pile -- (place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

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