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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A stack or group of things put together. Also: The projecting strands of yarn that form on the surface of some fabrics or rugs.

Usage examples (41)
  • Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
  • For uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction
  • What if I tell you my pile is a piece of modern art sculpture and his is a hospital?
  • A new and larger atomic pile is being constructed. for more
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