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pile in Civil topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_260_epilepile1 /paΙͺl/ ●●● S2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 pile.jpg arrangement of things [countable] a group of several things of the same type that are put on top of each other syn stackpile of πŸ”Š His mother came in carrying a pile of ironing in her arms. πŸ”Š Flora shuffled through a pile of magazines.put something in/into a pile πŸ”Š She tidied up the books and put them in neat piles. πŸ”Š He balanced the plate on the top of a pile of books.2 large amount [countable] a large amount of something arranged in a shape that looks like a small hillpile of πŸ”Š piles of melting snow πŸ”Š All that remained of the old house was a pile of rubble. πŸ”Š Sophie stooped to throw another branch on the pile. πŸ”Š He began to sweep the pieces of glass into a pile.3 β†’ a pile of something4 β†’ the bottom of the pile5 β†’ the top of the pile6 house [countable] a very large old house πŸ”Š They’ve just bought an 18th-century pile in Surrey.7 material [countable, uncountable]TIM the soft surface of short threads on a carpet or some types of cloththick/deep pile πŸ”Š Her feet sank into the thick pile of the rug. πŸ”Š a deep pile carpet β†’ nap1(2)8 post [countable]TBCTEC technical a heavy wooden, stone, or metal post, used to support something heavy9 β†’ make a/your pile10 β†’ pilesTHESAURUSpile a group of things of the same type that are put on top of each othera huge pile of cardboard boxesstack a neat pile of things of the same typeThere were stacks of books on the floor.heap a large messy pile of thingsAll his clothes were in a heap on the floor.mound a pile of something with a round shapea small mound of rice on the platemountain a very large pile of something with a round shapea mountain of dirty laundry waiting to be washed
Examples from the Corpus
pileβ€’ Soon, all that is left is a pile of bones.β€’ a pile of dirty dishesβ€’ Her office is a terrible mess - there are piles of papers all over the floor.β€’ Clare was having too much fun playing in the leaf pile to come inside.β€’ The books were arranged in neat piles on her desk.β€’ Put those letters on the other pile.β€’ And judging by the prodigious pile of diatribes posted in the last year, a lot of folks are taking advantage.β€’ a thick red pile carpetβ€’ Helen noticed a red rug, piles of books on the floor, white eyelet cafe curtains on the windows.β€’ Greg carried the pile of ironed shirts upstairs.β€’ He found himself in enormous buildings, with a labyrinth of rooms, and he was lost in the pile.β€’ The folded laundry was separated into three piles.β€’ I loved to pick through trash piles and collect empty bottles, tin cans with Pretty labels, and discarded magazines.β€’ Can you separate those out into two piles - A to L and M to Z, please?β€’ Eventually it carried out a more temporary repair, costing Β£500 000, which entailed replacing 30 of the 113 wooden piles.pile ofβ€’ Piles of cans and bottles littered the ground.β€’ a pile of bookssweep ... into ... pileβ€’ We watched the gardeners sweeping them into piles and the children swept up the leaves too.thick/deep pileβ€’ The situation is improved by adding velvet curtains, acoustic tiles and a thick pile carpet.β€’ Collected under her hands they made a thick pile.β€’ A deep pile in your living room!β€’ A deep pile Raking ashes into a pile would then be automatically reinforced.β€’ He lay back on his thick pile of cushions and chuckled.β€’ On this occasion the officials thrown from the window managed to survive, since they landed in deep piles of castle refuse.β€’ Her feet sank into the thick pile of the carpet.β€’ She saw feet sinking into the thick pile of the new rugs whose abstract patterns evoked the work of contemporary artists.