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noun pile pronunciation in British English /paɪl/
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singularpile
pluralpiles
  1. 1
    [countable] a number of things put on top of each other
    She sorted her clothes into tidy piles.
    pile of: a pile of books and papers
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    1. a.
      a lot of things that have been put or have fallen together in an untidy way
      The rubbish lay in piles on the street.
      pile of: The old house had been knocked down, and there was nothing left but piles of stones.
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  2. 2
    [countable] [often plural] informal a large amount of something
    I’d got through piles of work before lunchtime.
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    1. a.
      [singular] a large amount of money
      He made a pile from his investments.
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  3. 6

    piles

    [plural] informal haemorrhoids
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