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pile

noun
 
 
/paɪl/
B1 [C] an amount of a substance in the shape of a small hill or a number of objects on top of each other: a pile of books/bricks a pile of sand/rubbish The clothes were arranged in piles on the floor.Masses and large amounts of things
a pile of sth/piles of sth informal B2 a lot of something: It's all right for him, he's got piles of money.Masses and large amounts of things
Translations of “pile”
in Korean 더미…
in Arabic كَوْمة…
in French pile, paquet…
in Turkish yığın, küme…
in Italian catasta, pila…
in Chinese (Traditional) 數量, 疊, 垛…
in Russian куча, груда, стопка…
in Polish stos…
in Spanish montón, pila…
in Portuguese monte, pilha…
in German der Haufen…
in Catalan munt, pila…
in Japanese うず高く積み上げられたもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 数量, 摞, 垛…
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