Definition for PILE

PILE, v.t.

  1. To lay or throw into a heap; to collect many things into a mass, as, to pile wood or stones.
  2. To bring into an aggregate; to accumulate; as, to pile quotations or comments. – Atterbury. Felton.
  3. To fill with something heaped. – Abbot.
  4. To fill above the brim or top.
  5. To break off the awns of threshed barley. [Local.]
  6. To drive piles. Sheet pile, to drive a piling of planks edge to edge. Whence the noun sheet-piling.

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