Pile Pile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piling}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The labor of an age in piled stones. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load. [1913 Webster]

{To pile arms} {To pile muskets} (Mil.), to place three guns together so that they may stand upright, supporting each other; to stack arms. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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