A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also,
the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
A covering of hair or fur.
The head of an arrow or spear.
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.
One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a
wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of
stones; a pile of wood.
A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
A funeral pile; a pyre.
A large building, or mass of buildings.
Same as Fagot, n., 2.
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
The reverse of a coin. See Reverse.
To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen
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.
To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or
overfill; to load.