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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure;
[syn: pile, spile, piling, stilt]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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] Pileate
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piling \Pil"ing\, n. [See Pile a heap.] 1. The act of heaping up. [1913 Webster] 2. (Iron Manuf.) The process of building up, heating, and working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piling \Pil"ing\, n. [See Pile a stake.] A series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the piling of a bridge. [1913 Webster] Pug piling, sheet piles connected together at the edges by dovetailed tongues and grooves. Sheet piling, a series of piles made of planks or half logs driven edge to edge, -- used to form the walls of cofferdams, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

piling n 1: a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure [syn: pile, spile, piling, stilt]