Definitions for "Piles"
The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called hemorrhoids. See Hemorrhoids. [The singular pile is sometimes used.]
Haemorrhoids - swelling of the veins around the rectum.
pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
The supporting members of a foundation driven or poured into the soil to transmit the weight of the building superstructure to and any other loads to underlying strata of soil or rock. They furnish support without objectionable settlement.
A long column of timber driven into the ground to give a stable foundation for a structure to be built on.
Piles are like poles except that the top of the log is driven into the soil. Specifications are similar to poles but piles are usually of larger diameter.
In the course of office work, it is common for people to organize documents in terms of piles, such as an in-box, out-box, a pile of urgent items, and a pile of less urgent items. From a perspective of sensemaking, piles are an external representation with several interesting properties. At least in the physical world, documents can be in at most one pile at a time -- so that piles represent disjoint categories. Piles have a complete ordering. The top item of a pile is more visible than lower ones. Sometimes the edges of items in a pile can be seen. Items in a pile can be sorted according to some criterion. Virtual piles can also be created as a user interface. Virtual piles can be useful for putting documents or other things in disjoint categories. (They can also be extended beyond the properties of physical piles so that an object can be in more than one pile at a time, or can have corresponding "ghost" objects to represent it in more than one pile.)
debility of the bowels due to ascarides (small white thread worms).
a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed a mountain of newspapers"
A term reserved for a pile of indeterminate origin that contains hazardous substances.
Term used in structural engineering for the joint plates.