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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pile /ˈpaɪ(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pile /ˈpaɪ(ə)l/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pile n.
 1. A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
    Velvet soft, or plush with shaggy pile.   --Cowper.
 2. Zool. A covering of hair or fur.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pile, n.  The head of an arrow or spear. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pile, n.
 1. A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
 Note:Tubular iron piles are now much used.
 2.  Her. One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
 Pile bridge, a bridge of which the roadway is supported on piles.
 Pile cap, a beam resting upon and connecting the heads of piles.
 Pile driver, or Pile engine, an apparatus for driving down piles, consisting usually of a high frame, with suitable appliances for raising to a height (by animal or steam power, the explosion of gunpowder, etc.) a heavy mass of iron, which falls upon the pile.
 Pile dwelling. See Lake dwelling, under Lake.
 Pile plank Hydraul. Eng., a thick plank used as a pile in sheet piling. See Sheet piling, under Piling.
 Pneumatic pile. See under Pneumatic.
 Screw pile, one with a screw at the lower end, and sunk by rotation aided by pressure.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pile, v. t. To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
 To sheet-pile, to make sheet piling in or around. See Sheet piling, under 2nd Piling.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pile, n.
 1. A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
 2. A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
 3. A funeral pile; a pyre.
 4. A large building, or mass of buildings.
    The pile o'erlooked the town and drew the fight.   --Dryden.
 5. Iron Manuf. Same as Fagot, n., 2.
 6. Elec. A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; -- commonly called Volta's pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
 Note:The term is sometimes applied to other forms of apparatus designed to produce a current of electricity, or as synonymous with battery; as, for instance, to an apparatus for generating a current of electricity by the action of heat, usually called a thermopile.
 7.  The reverse of a coin. See Reverse.
 Cross and pile. See under Cross.
 Dry pile. See under Dry.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piled p. pr. & vb. n. Piling.]
 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often with up; as, to pile up wood. “Hills piled on hills.” --Dryden. “Life piled on life.” --Tennyson.
    The labor of an age in piled stones.   --Milton.
 2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
 To pile arms To pile muskets Mil., to place three guns together so that they may stand upright, supporting each other; to stack arms.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: heap,
            mound, cumulus]
      2: (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"; "it must
         have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good
         deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess,
          mickle, mint, muckle, peck, plenty, pot, quite
         a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy
         sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
      3: a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she
         made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks
         into their new house" [syn: bundle, big bucks, megabucks,
          big money]
      4: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or
         deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain
         dogs) [syn: down]
      5: battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the
         earliest electric battery devised by Volta [syn: voltaic
         pile, galvanic pile]
      6: a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into
         the ground to provide support for a structure [syn: spile,
          piling, stilt]
      7: 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" [syn: nap]
      8: a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to
         generate energy [syn: atomic pile, atomic reactor, chain
      v 1: arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace";
           "stack your books up on the shelves" [syn: stack, heap]
      2: press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the
         auditorium" [syn: throng, mob, pack, jam]
      3: place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the
         students until the parents protested"