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Definition 1: a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements

Definition 2: battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

Definition 3: the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Definition 4: a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

(... is a kind of pile ) a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage

Definition 5: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of pile ) the fine downy hair covering a human fetus; normally shed during the ninth month of gestation

Definition 6: a collection of objects laid on top of each other - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of pile ) a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel

(... is a kind of pile ) wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

(... is a kind of pile ) an orderly pile

(... is a kind of pile ) pile of waste matter from coal mining etc

(... is a kind of pile ) a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field

"corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks" "whole fields of wheat in shock"

(... is a kind of pile ) pile of discarded metal

(... is a kind of pile ) a heap of dung or refuse

(... is a kind of pile ) a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost

(... is a kind of pile ) a storage pile accumulated for future use

Definition 7: a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where pile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she made a bundle selling real estate
  • they sank megabucks into their new house

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) wealth reckoned in terms of money

"all his money is in real estate"

(pile is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 8: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where pile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of pile ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of pile ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 9: arrange in stacks - [verb of contact]

Samples where pile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heap firewood around the fireplace
  • stack your books up on the shelves

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of pile ) pile in ricks

"rick hay"

(... is a kind of pile ) stack in cords

"cord firewood"

Definition 10: place or lay as if in a pile - [verb of contact]

Samples where pile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested

(pile is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 11: press tightly together or cram - [verb of motion]

Samples where pile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd packed the auditorium

Synonyms for pile in the sense of this definition

(pile is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

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