Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stockpile”

stockpile

noun [C] uk   /ˈstɒk.paɪl/ us    /ˈstɑːk-/
a large amount of food, goods, or weapons that are kept ready for future use: They have a stockpile of weapons and ammunition that will last several months.Keeping and storing things

stockpile

verb [T] uk   /ˈstɒk.paɪl/ us    /ˈstɑːk-/
to store a large supply of something for future use: The rebels have been stockpiling weapons.Keeping and storing things
(Definition of stockpile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stockpile?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stockpile” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More