|1.||[ noun ] a collection of objects laid on top of each other|
|Synonyms:||heap mound cumulus|
|Related terms:||collection stack woodpile shock dunghill scrapheap pyre stockpile compost_heap slagheap stack accumulate throng|
|2.||[ verb ] arrange in stacks|
"heap firewood around the fireplace" "stack your books up on the shelves"
|Related terms:||arrange rick cord pile_up pile_up pile_up stack stacker|
|3.||[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Synonyms:||mass lot good_deal great_deal heap plenty sight whole_lot deal flock mint quite_a_little raft pot slew stack mickle mess wad spate whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch|
: "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"
|Related terms:||large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap|
|4.||[ verb ] press tightly together or cram|
|Synonyms:||throng jam pack mob|
"The crowd packed the auditorium"
|Related terms:||crowd batch multitude|
|5.||[ noun ] a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)|
|Synonyms:||big_money bundle megabucks big_bucks|
"she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"
|Related terms:||money cant|
|6.||[ noun ] (medicine) pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter|
|Synonyms:||hemorrhoid piles haemorrhoid|
|7.||[ noun ] (physics,electricity) battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta|
|8.||[ verb ] place or lay as if in a pile|
"The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
|Related terms:||situate put|
|9.||[ noun ] 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"
|10.||[ noun ] fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)|
|Related terms:||hair lanugo|
|11.||[ noun ] (architecture) a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure|
|Synonyms:||stilt piling spile|
|Related terms:||column sheet_pile|
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 31344|
|13.||[ noun ] (physics,nuclear physics) a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy|
|Synonyms:||atomic_reactor chain_reactor atomic_pile|