Meaning of “stockpile” in the English Dictionary

"stockpile" in American English

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stockpilenoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɑkˌpɑɪl/

a large amount of goods kept ready for future use:

a stockpile of wheat
verb [ T ] us /ˈstɑkˌpɑɪl/

She stockpiled chocolate bars in her car.

(Definition of “stockpile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stockpile" in Business English

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stockpileverb [ T ]

uk /ˈstɒkpaɪl/ us

to collect a large amount of something to use later:

Fears that shoppers would stockpile cash have so far proved unfounded.
The government has stockpiled food in warehouses as a buffer against economic crises.

stockpilenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɒkpaɪl/ us

a large amount of something that has been collected to use later:

Stockpiles of grain are unusually low.
Companies are beginning to see the benefits of a cash stockpile.
a crude oil/corn/wheat stockpile

(Definition of “stockpile” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)