Textual thesaurus for "pile"

(noun) atomic pile, atomic reactor, chain reactor

a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

(noun) nap

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

(noun) piling, stilt, spile

a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

(noun) voltaic pile, galvanic pile

battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta

(noun) down

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) heap, cumulation, cumulus, agglomerate, mound

a collection of objects laid on top of each other

(noun) big bucks, big money, megabucks, bundle

a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)

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

(noun) batch, mint, mountain, muckle, peck, passel, tidy sum, deal, spate, sight, slew, stack, heap, hatful, good deal, great deal, wad, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, lot, mass, mess, mickle, flock

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

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

(verb) heap, stack

arrange in stacks

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

(verb) pack, mob, jam, throng

press tightly together or cram

The crowd packed the auditorium