Pile Up Homework In Spanish

pile 1


1. A quantity of objects stacked or thrown together in a heap. See Synonyms at heap.

2. Informal

a. A large accumulation or quantity: a pile of work to do.

b. A large amount of money: made a pile in the real estate boom.

3. A nuclear reactor.

4. A voltaic pile.

5. A very large building or complex of buildings.

6. A funeral pyre.

v.piled, pil·ing, piles


a. To place or lay in a pile or heap: piled books onto the table.

b. To load (something) with a heap or pile: piled the table with books.

2. To add or increase to abundance or to a point of burdensomeness: piled homework on the students.


1. To form a heap or pile.

2. To move in, out, or forward in a disorderly mass or group: pile into a bus; pile out of a car.

Phrasal Verbs:
pile on

1. To leap onto an existing pile of people, especially football players.

2. To add or increase (something, such as criticism) abundantly or excessively.

pile up

1. To accumulate: Work is piling up.

2. Informal To undergo a serious vehicular collision.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pīla, pillar.]


pile 2


1. A heavy post of timber, concrete, or steel, driven into the earth as a foundation or support for a structure.

2. Heraldry A wedge-shaped charge pointing downward.

3. A Roman javelin.

tr.v.piled, pil·ing, piles

1. To drive piles into.

2. To support with piles.

[Middle English, from Old English pīl, shaft, stake, from Latin pīlum, spear, pestle.]

pile 3


a. Cut or uncut loops of yarn forming the surface of certain fabrics, such as velvet, plush, and carpeting.

b. The surface so formed.

2. Soft fine hair, fur, or wool.

[From Middle English piles(attested only in plural) downy hair, downy plumage, partly from Anglo-Norman peil, pil, hair, coat (as of a horse), cloth with a thick nap, and partly from Latin pilus, hair (Anglo-Norman, from Latin).]

piled adj.



1. a collection of objects laid on top of one another or of other material stacked vertically; heap; mound

2. informal a large amount of money (esp in the phrase make a pile)

3. (often plural) informal a large amount: a pile of work.

4. a less common word for pyre

5. a large building or group of buildings

6. (General Physics) short for voltaic pile

7. (General Physics) physics a structure of uranium and a moderator used for producing atomic energy; nuclear reactor

8. (Metallurgy) metallurgy an arrangement of wrought-iron bars that are to be heated and worked into a single bar

9. (Archery) the point of an arrow


10. (often foll by up) to collect or be collected into or as if into a pile: snow piled up in the drive.

11. (intr; foll by in, into, off, out, etc) to move in a group, esp in a hurried or disorganized manner: to pile off the bus.

12. (Military) pile arms to prop a number of rifles together, muzzles together and upwards, butts forming the base

13. pile it on informal to exaggerate

[C15: via Old French from Latin pīla stone pier]



1. (Civil Engineering) a long column of timber, concrete, or steel that is driven into the ground to provide a foundation for a vertical load (a bearing pile) or a group of such columns to resist a horizontal load from earth or water pressure (a sheet pile)

2. (Heraldry) heraldry an ordinary shaped like a wedge, usually displayed point-downwards

vb (tr)

3. (Civil Engineering) to drive (piles) into the ground

4. (Civil Engineering) to provide or support (a structure) with piles

[Old English pīl, from Latin pīlum]


1. (Textiles) textiles

a. the yarns in a fabric that stand up or out from the weave, as in carpeting, velvet, flannel, etc

b. one of these yarns

2. (Textiles) soft fine hair, fur, wool, etc

[C15: from Anglo-Norman pyle, from Latin pilus hair]



n., v. piled, pil•ing.n.

1. an assemblage of things laid or lying one upon the other: a pile of papers.

2. a large number, quantity, or amount of anything: a pile of work.

3. a heap of wood on which a dead body, a living person, or a sacrifice is burned; pyre.

4. a lofty or large building or group of buildings: the noble pile of Windsor Castle.

5. Informal. a large accumulation of money.

6. reactor (def. 3).

7. voltaic pile.


8. to lay or dispose in a pile: to pile up leaves.

9. to accumulate or store (often fol. by up): to pile up money.

10. to cover or load with a pile.


11. to accumulate, as money, debts, evidence, etc. (usu. fol. by up).

12. to move as a group in a more or less disorderly cluster.

13. to gather or rise in a pile (often fol. by up).

[1350–1400; < Middle French < Latin pīla pillar, mole of stone]



n., v. piled, pil•ing.n.

1. a cylindrical or flat member of wood, steel, concrete, etc., hammered vertically into soil to form part of a foundation or retaining wall.

2. a triangular heraldic charge.

3. the sharp head or striking end of an arrow.


4. to drive piles into.

[before 1000; Middle English; Old English pīl shaft < Latin pīlum javelin]




1. a surface or thickness of soft hair, down, wool, or other pelage.

2. a soft or brushy surface on cloth, rugs, etc., formed by upright yarns that have been cut straight across or left standing in loops.

[1300–50; Middle English piles hair, plumage < Latin pilus hair]




n. Usu., piles.


[1375–1425; late Middle English pyles (pl.) < Latin pilae literally, balls. See pill1]


 a disordered heap of things; a large clump or collection of things; a heap of wood or faggots; a lofty mass of buildings.

Examples: pile of dead carcasses, 1656; of clothes, 1440; of clouds, 1812; of conjectures, 1835; of faggots, 1902; of islands; of justice, 1770; of letters and packages, 1891; of money, 1876; of shot; of stones; of trees, 1854; of wealth, 1613; of weapons, 1608; of wood, 1744.

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      transitive verb phrase
      1. (to place in a pile) 
      Rosemary piled all the papers up on her desk.Rosemary apiló todos los papeles en su escritorio.
      I piled all the clothes up on the bed and started ironing.Amontoné toda la ropa en la cama y empecé a planchar.
      2. (to increase) 
      When Ismael lost his job, he piled up debts and couldn't pay his mortgage.Cuando Ismael perdió el trabajo, acumuló deudas y no pudo pagar la hipoteca.
      We piled up huge debts to pay for our daughter's treatment.Nos llenamos de deudas astronómicas para pagar el tratamiento de nuestra hija.
      intransitive verb phrase
      3. (to form a pile) 
      The leaves always pile up in the corner by the back door.Las hojas siempre se acumulan en el rincón al lado de la puerta trasera.
      The garbage piled up in the streets during the strike.La basura se amontonó en las calles durante la huelga.
      4. (to crash) 
      Five or six cars had piled up at the intersection.Cinco o seis autos habían chocado en cadena en el cruce.
      intransitive verb
      1. (dirty clothes, work) 
      a. acumularse, apilarse 
      black clouds were piling up on the horizonel horizonte se estaba cargando or se llenaba de nubes negras
      work had piled up in his absencethe evidence piled up against himsnow was piling up thick and fastmail was piling up at the officemillions of undelivered letters and parcels are piling upproblems were piling up at workgarbage is piling up on the streets of major citiesautumn leaves were piling up everywherethe papers she was meant to be reading piled up untouched on her deskthe staff haven't been paid for eighteen months and /the bills are piling up/paperwork had been allowed to pile up
      2(crash)[+vehicle]estrellarse;chocar;[+vehicles]estrellarse en cadena;chocar en cadena
      the car piled up against the wallthe ship piled up on the rocks40 riders piled up in what the organiser described as an "avoidable" accident
      1(put in heap)[+books, clothes]apilar;amontonar
      2(accumulate)[+possessions]acumular;[+debts]acumular;llenarse de
      we piled it all up highall her possessions were piled up therebulldozers piled up huge mounds of dirthe told his men to gather some rocks and pile them uphe piled up huge debtsshe was piling up an impressive lead on pointslast year alone, the company piled up losses totalling £4 billionstate-controlled businesses are piling up debt all over RussiaKent piled up 383 in their second inningshe piled up the car last night
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