from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of driving piles.
  • n. Piles considered as a group.
  • n. A structure composed of piles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A structural support comprised of a length of wood, steel, or other construction material.
  • v. Present participle of pile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of heaping up.
  • n. The process of building up, heating, and working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc.
  • n. A series of piles; piles considered collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In engineering, the operation of placing and driving piles in position.
  • n. Piles collectively; pilework.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, a slow inward sweating of the leather.
  • n. Logs ready to be made into piles, or from which piles are made.
  • n. See pile, verb

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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