Pile may refer to:

  • Pile foundation, type of deep foundation
  • Pile (textile), fabric with raised surface made of upright loops or strands of yarn
    • Carpet pile
  • Nuclear pile, early term for a nuclear reactor, typically one constructed of graphite
  • Pile (heraldry), an ordinary in heraldry, a downward-pointing triangle
  • Voltaic pile, first modern electric battery
  • General Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, 2nd Baronet
  • Pile (data structure)
  • An alternative to heap, e.g. a pile or heap of trash.

Piles can refer to:

  • A common name for hemorrhoids
  • Piles, Valencia, municipality in Spain

Other articles related to "pile, piles":

Pile (heraldry) - Charge or Division?
... The distinction between a pile and a field divided per chevron inverted, or between a pile inverted and a field per chevron, can be uncertain ... Elsenburg College of Agriculture, was blazoned by the South African Bureau of Heraldry as Per pile embowed inverted throughout gules, vert and argent dexter a single share ...
Chris Pile (footballer)
... Christopher James "Chris" Pile (born 4 April 1967 in Huyton, Liverpool) is an English former footballer whose career was curtailed by injury ... A goalkeeper, Pile never actually made a professional appearance, and in fact only made the bench for one senior game ... Pile came through the Liverpool F.C ...
Lagori - Additional Rules
... If the person trying to knock down the pile cannot do it in three tries then he is out ... In any of the three tries, if the thrower's ball does not knock down the pile and is caught by an opponent after the first bounce then the thrower is out ... If the thrower's ball bounces off the pile and an opponent catches it then the thrower's whole team is out ...
Statnamic Load Test - How It Works
... works by accelerating a mass upward that in turn imparts a load onto the foundation pile below the Statnamic device ... This is 30 to 40 times the duration of dynamic pile load testing ... As the duration of the loading is relatively long, piles less than 40m in length remain in compression throughout resulting in negligible stress wave effects and potentially ...
Steineberg - Politics - Coat of Arms
... English heraldic language be described thus Argent a pile transposed throughout vert charged with three stones of the field, one resting on the other two, dexter a sword ... The “pile transposed” (that is, the wedge-shaped charge) stands for the Steineberger Ley, the 560 m-high volcanic cone that defines the local scenery ... The tincture vert (green) seen in the pile transposed stands for the village’s scenically charming surroundings ...

Famous quotes containing the word pile:

    Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.
    Lewis Mumford (1895–1990)

    There is the guilt all soldiers feel for having broken the taboo against killing, a guilt as old as war itself. Add to this the soldier’s sense of shame for having fought in actions that resulted, indirectly or directly, in the deaths of civilians. Then pile on top of that an attitude of social opprobrium, an attitude that made the fighting man feel personally morally responsible for the war, and you get your proverbial walking time bomb.
    Philip Caputo (b. 1941)

    Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)