Synonyms of pile in English

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pile1


See definition of pile

noun

1‘a pile of stones’

SYNONYMS

heap, stack, mound, pyramid, mass, quantity, bundle, clump, bunch, jumble

collection, accumulation

assemblage, store, stockpile, aggregation

hoard, load, tower, rick

North American cold deck

Irish Northern English Scottish rickle

Scottish bing

2‘I've a pile of work to do’

SYNONYMS

great deal, lot, great amount, large amount, large quantity, abundance, superabundance, cornucopia, plethora, wealth, profusion, mountain

quantities, reams, plenty

informal load, heap, mass, ocean, stack, ton

British informal shedload

North American informal slew

NZ Australian informal swag

vulgar slang shitload

North American vulgar slang assload

3‘he wants to make his pile as quickly as possible’

SYNONYMS

fortune, considerable sum of money, large sum of money, vast sum of money, millions, billions

small fortune, mint, heaps of money, lots of money, pots of money, stacks of money, bomb, packet, killing, bundle, wad, tidy sum, pretty penny, telephone numbers

British shedloads, loadsamoney

North American big bucks, big money, gazillions

Australian big bickies, motser, motza

4‘his recently inherited stately pile’

SYNONYMS

mansion, stately home, hall, manor, big house, manor house, country house, castle, palace

edifice, impressive building, impressive structure, residence, abode, seat

château, manoir

palazzo


verb

1‘he piled up brushwood’

SYNONYMS

heap, heap up, stack, stack up, make a heap of, make a pile of, make a stack of

accumulate, assemble, put together

2‘he piled his plate with the fried eggs’

SYNONYMS

load, heap, fill, fill up, lade, pack, stack, charge, stuff, cram

smother, stock

3‘news was meanwhile piling up’

SYNONYMS

increase, grow, rise, mount, escalate, soar, spiral, leap up, shoot up, rocket, climb, accumulate, accrue, build up, multiply, intensify, swell

literary wax

4‘they piled up the points’

SYNONYMS

amass, accumulate, collect, gather, gather in, pull in, assemble, stockpile, heap up, store up, garner, lay by, lay in, put by

bank, deposit, husband, save, save up, squirrel away, salt away

informal stash away

5‘half a dozen of us piled into an old station wagon’

SYNONYMS

crowd, climb, charge, tumble, stream, flock, flood, pack, squeeze, push, shove, jostle, elbow, crush, jam


Synonyms of pile in English

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pile2


See definition of pile

noun

1‘a wall supported by timber piles’

SYNONYMS

post, rod, pillar, column, support, foundation, piling

plinth, pedestal, foot, footing, base, substructure, underpinning, bed, subfloor, abutment, pier, cutwater, buttress, stanchion, prop, stay, upright

rare underprop


Synonyms of pile in English

: pile1pile2pile3

pile3


See definition of pile

noun

1‘a carpet with a short pile’

SYNONYMS

fibres, threads, loops

nap, velvet, shag, plush

fur, hair

soft surface, surface


Phrases

    pile it on

      ‘it was a sad case but he really piled it on’

      SYNONYMS

      exaggerate, overstate the case, make a mountain out of a molehill, overdo, overplay, dramatize, overdramatize, catastrophize

      lay it on thick, lay it on with a trowel, ham it up, blow up out of all proportion, give someone a sob story