1. 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. "Hills piled on hills." Dryden. "Life piled on life." Tennyson.
The labor of an age in piled stones.Milton.
2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
To pile arms or muskets (Mil.), to place three guns together so that they may stand upright, supporting
each other; to stack arms.
(Pi"le*ate Pi"le*a`ted) a. [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.]
1. Having the form of a cap for the head.
2. (Zoöl.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.
Pileated woodpecker (Zoöl.), a large American woodpecker It is black, with a bright red pointed crest.
Called also logcock, and woodcock.
(Piled) a. [From 2d Pile.] Having a pile or point; pointed. [Obs.] "Magus threw a spear well piled."
(Piled), a. [From 1d Pile.] Having a pile or nap. "Three-piled velvet." L. Barry
(Piled), a. [From 6d Pile.] (Iron Manuf.) Formed from a pile or fagot; as, piled iron.
(Pi*le"i*form) a. [Pileus + -form.] Having the form of a pileus or cap; pileate.
(Pile"ment) n. [From Pile to lay into a heap.] An accumulation; a heap. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(||Pi*len"tum) n.; pl. Pilenta [L.] (Rom. Antiq.) An easy chariot or carriage, used by Roman
ladies, and in which the vessels, etc., for sacred rites were carried.
(||Pi`le*o*rhi"za) n.; pl. Pilorhizæ [NL., fr. Gr. a cap + root.] (Bot.) A cap of cells which covers
the growing extremity of a root; a rootcap.
(Pi"le*ous) a. [See Pilous.] Consisting of, or covered with, hair; hairy; pilose.
(Pil"er) n. One who places things in a pile.
Blind piles, hemorrhoids which do not bleed.
(Piles) n. pl. [L. pila a ball. Cf. Pill a medicine.] (Med.) The small, troublesome tumors or swellings
about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called hemorrhoids. See Hemorrhoids.
[The singular pile is sometimes used.]
(Pi"le*us) n.; pl. Pilei [L., a felt cap.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A kind of skull cap of felt.
2. (Bot.) The expanded upper portion of many of the fungi. See Mushroom.
3. (Zoöl.) The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to the nape.
(Pile"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) The teredo.
(Pile"-worn`) a. Having the pile worn off; threadbare.
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