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      n   an iron casting shaped to a point and fitted to a lower end of a wooden or concrete pile,   (Also called)    shoe  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
pile          [1]  
1    a collection of objects laid on top of one another or of other material stacked vertically; heap; mound  
2    Informal   a large amount of money (esp. in the phrase make a pile)  
3    often pl  
Informal   a large amount  
a pile of work     
4       a less common word for       pyre  
5    a large building or group of buildings  
6       short for       voltaic pile  
7      (Physics)   a structure of uranium and a moderator used for producing atomic energy; nuclear reactor  
8      (Metallurgy)   an arrangement of wrought-iron bars that are to be heated and worked into a single bar  
9    the point of an arrow  
10    often foll by: up   to collect or be collected into or as if into a pile  
snow piled up in the drive     
11    intr; foll by: in, into, off, out, etc.   to move in a group, esp. in a hurried or disorganized manner  
to pile off the bus     
12    pile arms   to prop a number of rifles together, muzzles together and upwards, butts forming the base  
13    pile it on  
Informal   to exaggerate,   (See also)        pile up  
     (C15: via Old French from Latin pila stone pier)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    accumulation, assemblage, assortment, collection, heap, hoard, mass, mound, mountain, rick, stack, stockpile  
2      (informal)   big bucks     (informal, chiefly U.S.)   big money, bomb     (Brit. slang)   fortune, megabucks     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   mint, money, packet     (slang)   pot, pretty penny     (informal)   tidy sum     (informal)   wad     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   wealth  
3      (often plural, informal)    a lot, great deal, ocean, oodles     (informal)   quantity, stacks  
4    building, edifice, erection, structure  
5    accumulate, amass, assemble, collect, gather, heap, hoard, load up, mass, stack, store  
6    charge, crowd, crush, flock, flood, jam, pack, rush, stream  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

See also:

pile, pile, pile, atomic pile

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
term referring to a pile of clothes left on a chair
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
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