Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pile.
  • adj. Formed from a pile or fagot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a pile or point; pointed.
  • adj. Having a pile or nap.
  • adj. Formed from a pile or fagot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a pile, as an arrow.
  • Supported on or by piles.
  • In iron-making, made up of bars, fagots, or piles, placed together and welded.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It seems that with its collapse, the coins piled up there among the building debris.

    Treasure Trove!

  • No man, the more I think about this, the more it looks win piled on win.

    Think Progress » New Study: Manmade Global Warming Contributing To Increase In Wildfires

  • One of the best nights I had there once was on a Friday night a few years ago, and in piled a whole bunch of very friendly university students (well, college kids, I guess – they were American, after all) from New York state who were in Toronto for a week on an organized school trip of some sort.

    permission granted

  • Fingering a gold crown free of the coins piled in front of him, he slid it over beside Mat's silver mark.

    Knife of Dreams

  • The woman without a word piled fresh billets of wood upon the fire and set to work with bellows to work up a blaze.

    Flying Colours

  • You know that big ship's anchor and chain piled up behind the coal-sheds?

    The Girl Who Had Not Grown Up

  • What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones The labour of an age in piled stones?

    Milton As An Empire Builder

  • Though Constantinople be heaped above him as a tomb, yet I must find him -- then cover us with the city's weight, with a mountain piled above -- I care not, so that one grave hold Raymond and his Perdita.

    II.3

  • A backlog of more than 1,300 emergency calls piled up Monday afternoon as ambulances were stuck or ran out of gas, some with patients inside.

    30 Hours' Wait for Ambulance

  • One morning we got a phone call at 8 a.m.; that call was interrupted by call waiting, and for eight hours all we did was pass the phone back and forth and hit the flash button as calls piled on top of calls.

    Living Justice

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