: having a pile
a deep-piled rug

Examples of piled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neatly piled boxes of Narcan and small bags of toiletries sat on the conference room table. Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC News, 20 Mar. 2024 There was a table in the back piled feet high with rolls of patterned fabric, which people used to make their own clothes, or pillowcases, or bags. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2024 These remarkably straight roads tended to be dug two or three meters deep into the landscape and were bordered by tall curbs of piled earth. Kiona N. Smith, Scientific American, 11 Jan. 2024 Whether Tesla will budge is still up in the air — air that will start reeking of piled garbage starting on December 24th when the strike begins. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 13 Dec. 2023 The piled stones are often little more than lines on the desert floor, and Crassard notes that gazelles and antelopes would have been able to easily leap over them. Tom Metcalfe, Scientific American, 17 May 2023 In the basement of the Syayvo book store in Kyiv, hundreds of Russian language books stand piled, waiting to be pulped. Guy Davies, ABC News, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piled was in the 15th century

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“Piled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piled. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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