piling definition by Webster's New World
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- piles collectively
- a structure of piles
piling definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of driving piles.
- Piles considered as a group.
- A structure composed of piles.
Variant of pile
- a mass of things heaped together; heap
- a heap of wood or other combustible material on which a corpse or sacrifice is burned
- a large building or group of buildings
- a large amount or number
- ☆ a lot of money; fortune
- Elec. a voltaic pile or any other similar device that produces an electric current; battery
- ☆ nuclear reactor
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin pila, pillar
transitive verb piled, piling
- to put or set in a pile; heap up
- to cover with a pile; load
- to accumulate
- to crash, wreck, etc.
- to form a pile or heap
- to move in a mass; crowd: with in, into, out, on, off, etc.
- to crash (into)