Adjective "Piles" definition and examples

(Piles may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/pʌɪlz/

Definitions and examples

plural noun

Haemorrhoids.
  1. 'A Dalit woman who had come to a local private nursing home for treatment of piles, allegedly died because of doctor's negligence.'
  2. 'Haemorrhoids, also known as piles are rather like varicose veins in the canal of the anus.'
  3. 'Piles are incredibly common - at least 50 per cent of people suffer with them at some time.'
  4. 'Piles tend to be caused by factors that cause the blood vessels to swell, including anything that increases pressure inside the abdomen such as constipation, pregnancy and being overweight.'

More definitions

noun

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

2. Informal. 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: They made a pile on Wall Street.

6. a bundle of pieces of iron ready to be welded a

Origin

(pile)Late Middle English: probably from Latin pila ‘ball’ (because of the globular form of external haemorrhoids).