Thesaurus

pile

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pile

  1. 1 a quantity of things thrown or stacked on one another a large pile of newspapers that needed to be disposed of Synonyms cock, heap, hill, mound, mountain, stack Related Words bank, bar, drift, embankment; bed, layer; mow, pyramid, rick; barrow, cairn, pyre; accumulation, aggregate, array, assemblage, collection, conglomeration, gathering, grouping, hoard, huddle, jumble, knot, pileup

  2. 2 a considerable amount a job that paid piles of money Synonyms abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yardRelated Words epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillionNear Antonyms atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpinessAntonyms ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

  3. 3 a very large amount of money she made a pile in the stock market just before it headed south Synonyms big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, wadRelated Words heap, pot; bonanza, mine, treasure trove; assets, capital, means, property, riches, wealth, wherewithal; bread [slang], cash, chips, currency, dough, gold, jack [slang], legal tender, lucre, pelf, tender, wampumNear Antonyms petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending moneyAntonyms mite, peanuts, pittance song


pile

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pile

  1. 1 a soft airy substance or covering the lush pile of the carpeting Synonyms down, floss, fluff, fur, lint, nap, pileRelated Words batting

  2. 2 the hairy covering of a mammal especially when fine, soft, and thick a dog with such a dense pile that he never minded the cold Synonyms coat, fleece, hair, jacket, pelage, pile, woolRelated Words undercoat, underfur; hide, leather, pelt, skin


pile

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pile

  1. 1 to lay or throw on top of one another piled all the clothes on the chair before putting them away Synonyms heap, mound, stack Related Words bank; layer, pyramid; accumulate, amass, assemble, collect, concentrate, garner, gather, group, mass; bunch, clump, lump Antonyms unpile

  2. 2 to gather into a closely packed group the kids piled into the car Synonyms bunch, cluster, crowd, huddle, pressRelated Words assemble, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, convene, converge, flock, forgather (or foregather), herd, swarm, throng; encircle, mob, surround; embrace, hugNear Antonyms break up, disband, disperse, split (up)



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