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

Famous quotes containing the word pile:

    For every parcel I stoop down to seize
    I lose some other off my arms and knees,
    And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns ...
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Is a park any better than a coal mine? What’s a mountain got that a slag pile hasn’t? What would you rather have in your garden—an almond tree or an oil well?
    Jean Giraudoux (1882–1944)

    That age will be rich indeed when those relics which we call Classics, and the still older and more than classic but even less known Scriptures of the nations, shall have still further accumulated, when the Vaticans shall be filled with Vedas and Zendavestas and Bibles, with Homers and Dantes and Shakespeares, and all the centuries to come shall have successively deposited their trophies in the forum of the world. By such a pile we may hope to scale heaven at last.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)