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Piled \Piled\, a. [From 2d Pile.] Having a pile or point; pointed. [Obs.] ``Magus threw a spear well piled.''


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.''

    The labor of an age in piled stones.

  2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.

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


Piled \Piled\, a. [From 1d Pile.] Having a pile or nap. ``Three-piled velvet.''
--L. Barry (1611).


Piled \Piled\, a. [From 6d Pile.] (Iron Manuf.) Formed from a pile or fagot; as, piled iron.

  1. 1 (context iron manufacturing English) Formed from a pile or fagot. 2 Having a pile or point; pointed. 3 Having a pile or nap. v

  2. (en-past of: pile)


adj. thrown together in a pile; "a desk heaped with books"; "heaped-up ears of corn"; "ungraded papers piled high" [syn: heaped, heaped-up, cumulous]

Usage examples of "piled".

Entering the lodge, Aganippe lay down beside the glowing stones piled in a central pit.

As they pressed deeper into Edinur, they began to pass entire families who were heading for the towns, perhaps Aldern, with all their possessions piled on wagons drawn by horses or bullocks.

Lynn Flewelling Seregil must have been generous, Alec thought as she piled his trencher with plump sausages and oat porridge, then fetched a pitcher of milk and some hot ash cakes to go with it.

To the left of the door were leather cases, piled one upon the other, a set of fur leg wrappings astand beside the cases, as though recently left.

Macao was astir with the progress of the pits being prepared at Chuenpi and the enormous stores of confiscated opium being piled behind bamboo fences that sealed off the area.

Everything was carried down to the beack, just below the tidal mark, and piled there to be loaded.

No LOCOMOTIVE WILL ride the steel tracks that Berel Jastrow, Sammy Mutterperl, and the other Jews of Kommando 1005 are handling, nor will the heavy wooden ties piled nearby support the weight of rolling trains.

Journals, tapes, reels, codices, file boxes, bescribbled papers were piled on every table.

We all piled into the lorry, and Bish took it to an inconspicuous place on the Second Level and let down.

Before takeoff, Bluey piled their luggage on top of the now-empty plastic ferry tank.

The cellar of the Haunted Bookshop was, to Bock, a fascinating place, illuminated by a warm glow from the furnace, and piled high with split packing-cases which Roger used as kindling.

There was deadly efficiency in the way they piled out at 1280 Bolden Avenue, and covered the vicinity, although it proved to be much effort for nothing.

Authentic Existences but their simulacra--there is nothing here but a jargon invented to make a case for their school: all this terminology is piled up only to conceal their debt to the ancient Greek philosophy which taught, clearly and without bombast, the ascent from the cave and the gradual advance of souls to a truer and truer vision.

Swearing, I got back down off the buckboard, and, between the two of us, we piled the dog on the cookware.

Her hair was piled up on her head and held in place by silver combs and a length of silk, in a style worn by many Busk women, and she wore no jewelry apart from long silver earrings.