Synonyms of pile in English

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1‘a pile of stones’

heap, stack, mound, pyramid, mass, quantity, bundle, clump, bunch, jumble
collection, accumulation
assemblage, store, stockpile, aggregation
hoard, load, tower, rick
North American cold deck
Scottish, Irish, Northern English rickle
Scottish bing

2‘I've a pile of work to do’

great deal, lot, great amount, large amount, large quantity, abundance, superabundance, cornucopia, plethora, wealth, profusion, mountain
quantities, reams, plenty
informal load, heap, mass, ocean, stack, ton
British informal shedload
North American informal slew
Australian, New Zealand informal swag
vulgar slang shitload
North American vulgar slang assload

3‘he wants to make his pile as quickly as possible’

fortune, considerable sum of money, large sum of money, vast sum of money, millions, billions
informal small fortune, mint, heaps of money, lots of money, pots of money, stacks of money, bomb, packet, killing, bundle, wad, tidy sum, pretty penny, telephone numbers
British informal shedloads, loadsamoney
North American informal big bucks, big money, gazillions
Australian informal big bickies, motser, motza

4‘his recently inherited stately pile’

mansion, stately home, hall, manor, big house, manor house, country house, castle, palace
edifice, impressive building, impressive structure, residence, abode, seat
château, manoir


1‘he piled up brushwood’

heap, heap up, stack, stack up, make a heap of, make a pile of, make a stack of
accumulate, assemble, put together

2‘he piled his plate with the fried eggs’

load, heap, fill, fill up, lade, pack, stack, charge, stuff, cram
smother, stock

3‘news was meanwhile piling up’

increase, grow, rise, mount, escalate, soar, spiral, leap up, shoot up, rocket, climb, accumulate, accrue, build up, multiply, intensify, swell
literary wax

4‘they piled up the points’

amass, accumulate, collect, gather, gather in, pull in, assemble, stockpile, heap up, store up, garner, lay by, lay in, put by
bank, deposit, husband, save, save up, squirrel away, salt away
informal stash away

5‘half a dozen of us piled into an old station wagon’

crowd, climb, charge, tumble, stream, flock, flood, pack, squeeze, push, shove, jostle, elbow, crush, jam

Synonyms of pile in English

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1‘a wall supported by timber piles’

post, rod, pillar, column, support, foundation, piling
plinth, pedestal, foot, footing, base, substructure, underpinning, bed, subfloor, abutment, pier, cutwater, buttress, stanchion, prop, stay, upright
rare underprop

Synonyms of pile in English

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1‘a carpet with a short pile’

fibres, threads, loops
nap, velvet, shag, plush
fur, hair
soft surface, surface


    pile it on

    ‘it was a sad case but he really piled it on’

    exaggerate, overstate the case, make a mountain out of a molehill, overdo, overplay, dramatize, overdramatize, catastrophize
    lay it on thick, lay it on with a trowel, ham it up, blow up out of all proportion, give someone a sob story