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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.

2. (n.) A covering of hair or fur.

3. (n.) The head of an arrow or spear.

4. (n.) A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.

5. (n.) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.

6. (v. t.) To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.

7. (n.) A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.

8. (n.) A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.

9. (n.) A funeral pile; a pyre.

10. (n.) A large building, or mass of buildings.

11. (n.) Same as Fagot, n., 2.

12. (n.) A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; -- commonly called Volta's pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.

13. (n.) The reverse of a coin. See Reverse.

14. (v. t.) To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often with up; as, to pile up wood.

15. (v. t.) To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

pil (medhurah, from dur, "heap up"): Isaiah 30:33, "The pile thereof is fire and much wood"; Ezekiel 24:9, 10, "I also will make the pile great. Heap on the wood, make the fire hot." Isaiah 30:33 may be paraphrased, `the pyre thereof is of much wood, burning fiercely.'


2874a. kopria -- a dunghill
... a dunghill. Transliteration: kopria Short Definition: manure. Word Origin from kopros
(dung) Definition a dunghill NASB Word Usage manure pile (1). ...
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4443. pura -- a fire
... a fire. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pura Phonetic Spelling:
(poo-rah') Short Definition: a fire Definition: a fire, pile of burning fuel. ...
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4987. soreuo -- to heap on
... heap, load. From another form of soros; to pile up (literally or figuratively) --
heap, load. see GREEK soros. (sesoreumena) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2874. kopria -- a dunghill
... a manure pile From kopros (ordure; perhaps akin to kopto); manure -- dung(-hill).
see GREEK kopto. (kopria) -- 1 Occurrence. (koprian) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4071. medurah -- a pile (of wood)
... 4070, 4071. medurah or medurah. 4072 . a pile (of wood). Transliteration: medurah
or medurah Phonetic Spelling: (med-oo-raw') Short Definition: pile. ...
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1752. dur -- to heap up, pile, dwell
... 1751, 1752. dur. 1753 . to heap up, pile, dwell. Transliteration: dur Phonetic
Spelling: (dure) Short Definition: dwell. Word Origin a prim. ...
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1567. Galed -- "witness-pile," a memorial of stones East of the ...
... Galed. 1568 . "witness-pile," a memorial of stones East of the Jordan River.
Transliteration: Galed Phonetic Spelling: (gal-ade') Short Definition: Galeed. ...
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4087. madmenah -- place of dung, dung pit
... 4086, 4087. madmenah. 4088 . place of dung, dung pit. Transliteration: madmenah
Phonetic Spelling: (mad-may-naw') Short Definition: pile. ...
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1754. dur -- a circle, ball
... Word Origin from dur Definition a circle, ball NASB Word Usage ball (1),
encircling (1), pile (1). ball, turn, round about, circle. ...
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6652. tsibbur -- a heap
... Word Origin from tsabar Definition a heap NASB Word Usage heaps (1). heap. From
Par'osh; a pile -- heap. see HEBREW Par'osh. 6651, 6652. ...
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1530. gal -- a heap, wave, billow
... Word Origin from galal Definition a heap, wave, billow NASB Word Usage billows
(1), heap (13), heaps (2), rock garden (1), rock pile (1), ruins (1), stone ...
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2872. tabbur -- highest part, center
... middle, midst. From an unused root meaning to pile up; properly, accumulated; ie
(by implication) a summit -- middle, midst. 2871, 2872. tabbur. 2873 . ...
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8524. talal -- to mock, deceive, trifle with
... eminent. A primitive root; to pile up, ie Elevate -- eminent. Compare hathal. see
HEBREW hathal. 8523, 8524. talal. 8525 . Strong's Numbers.
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4635. maareketh -- a row, line
... row, showbread. From arak; an arrangement, ie (concretely) a pile (of loaves) --
row, shewbread. see HEBREW arak. 4634, 4635. maareketh. 4636 . ...
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The Funeral Pile is Erected.
... Chapter XIII."The funeral pile is erected. ... Immediately then they surrounded him with
those substances which had been prepared for the funeral pile. ...
/.../smyrna/the martyrdom of the holy polycarp/chapter xiii the funeral pile is.htm

... The following is an account of the burning of a Gentoo woman, on the funeral pile
of her deceased husband:""We found," says M. Stavorinus, "the body of the ...
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Christ's Prayer Answered.
... them. It used to be a pastime of the boys in eastern Ohio to pile great
heaps of brush upon huge stumps in newly-cleared land. All ...
/.../rees/the heart-cry of jesus/chapter iv christs prayer answered.htm

Jerome Savonarola (Ad 1452-1498)
... have. Then these vanities (as they were called) were all gathered together,
and were built up into a pile fifteen stories high. ...
/.../chapter xxviii jerome savonarola ad.htm

A Willing People.
... And then one day she went up to where they were presenting their gifts and timidly
laid her bunch of goat's hair on the pile of offerings, and quietly, quickly ...
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An Exhortation to the Sacrifice which we are to Make to God of Our ...
... top of the appointed mountain, where Abraham now constructs an altar, lays the wood
in order upon it, binds his Isaac, and places him upon the pile; he extends ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter x an exhortation to.htm

An Admirable Exhortation of S. Paul to the Ecstatic and Superhuman ...
... died, while the poor eagle was on the hunt, and her body, according to the custom
of that time and country, was publicly placed upon the funeral pile to be ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter viii an admirable exhortation.htm

The Conquest of Lydia.
... legend."Cyrus besieges the city."The reconnoissance."The walls scaled."Storming
of the city."Croesus made prisoner."The funeral pile."Anguish and ...
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Under Verus, Polycarp with Others Suffered Martyrdom at Smyrna.
... 30. But when the pile was ready, taking off all his upper garments, and loosing
his girdle, he attempted also to remove his shoes, although he had never before ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xv under verus polycarp with.htm

Private Property and the Common Good
... Having made a pile, he proposed to make a bigger pile. ... As with the rich fool, the
horizon of life is filled with chances to make the pile grow bigger. ...
/.../the social principles of jesus/chapter viii private property and.htm

Pile (16 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile
of wood. 8. (n.) A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot. ...
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Tig'lath-pile'ser (3 Occurrences)
Tig'lath-pile'ser. Tiglath-pileser, Tig'lath-pile'ser. Tigris .
Multi-Version Concordance Tig'lath-pile'ser (3 Occurrences). ...
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Piled (10 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Pile. 2. (a.) Having a pile or point; pointed. 3. (a.) Having
a pile or nap. 4. (a.) Formed from a pile or fagot; as, piled iron. ...
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Stack (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical
form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point ...
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Nap (1 Occurrence)
... external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance
of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the ...
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Jegarsahadutha (1 Occurrence)
...Pile of testimony, the Aramaic or Syriac name which Laban gave to the pile of stones
erected as a memorial of the covenant between him and Jacob (Genesis 31:47 ...
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Jegar-sahadutha (1 Occurrence)
...Pile of testimony, the Aramaic or Syriac name which Laban gave to the pile of stones
erected as a memorial of the covenant between him and Jacob (Genesis 31:47 ...
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Pyre (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A funeral pile; a combustible heap on which the dead
are burned; hence, any pile to be burnt. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Bank (28 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence,
anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a ...
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Cord (47 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other
coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad ...
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Pile (16 Occurrences)

Luke 14:35
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

Acts 28:3
But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 26:30
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-pillars, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.
(See NIV)

Joshua 7:26
They raised over him a great heap of stones that remains to this day. Yahweh turned from the fierceness of his anger. Therefore the name of that place was called "The valley of Achor" to this day.
(See NIV)

Joshua 8:29
He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until the evening, and at the sundown Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, and threw it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised a great heap of stones on it that remains to this day.
(See NIV)

Ruth 3:7
When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. She came softly, uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 31:7
In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.
(See RSV)

Ezra 6:11
Also I have made a decree, that whoever shall alter this word, let a beam be pulled out from his house, and let him be lifted up and fastened thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this:
(See NIV)

Job 8:17
His roots are wrapped around the rock pile. He sees the place of stones.

Job 27:16
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

Job 27:17
he may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 25:10
For in this mountain will the hand of the Lord come to rest, and Moab will be crushed down in his place, even as the dry stems of the grain are crushed under foot in the waste place.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 30:33
For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Jeremiah 50:26
Come ye against her from every quarter, open her storehouses; pile her up like sheaves, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.

Ezekiel 24:5
Take the choice of the flock, and also a pile of wood for the bones under the caldron; make it boil well; yes, let its bones be boiled in its midst.

Ezekiel 24:9
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great.



Related Terms

Tig'lath-pile'ser (3 Occurrences)

Piled (10 Occurrences)

Stack (1 Occurrence)

Nap (1 Occurrence)

Jegarsahadutha (1 Occurrence)

Jegar-sahadutha (1 Occurrence)

Pyre (1 Occurrence)

Bank (28 Occurrences)

Cord (47 Occurrences)


Oil (281 Occurrences)

Tigris (2 Occurrences)

Tiglath-pileser (6 Occurrences)

Heap (66 Occurrences)

Vigorously (6 Occurrences)

Ordinary (17 Occurrences)

Logs (12 Occurrences)

Grasps (5 Occurrences)

Galeed (2 Occurrences)

Wrap (9 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Tophet (8 Occurrences)

Topheth (9 Occurrences)


Roots (31 Occurrences)

Ram (96 Occurrences)

Either (152 Occurrences)

Dump (1 Occurrence)

Manure (4 Occurrences)

Mow (1 Occurrence)

Pavilion (11 Occurrences)

Pildash (1 Occurrence)

Boiled (15 Occurrences)

Brim (9 Occurrences)

Brickkiln (3 Occurrences)


Coal (7 Occurrences)

Caldron (11 Occurrences)

Chaff (24 Occurrences)

Cock (12 Occurrences)

Sheaves (13 Occurrences)

Separate (115 Occurrences)

Solid (13 Occurrences)

Shewbread (16 Occurrences)

Seethed (2 Occurrences)

Shock (6 Occurrences)

Shoe (13 Occurrences)

Soil (59 Occurrences)

Rocks (48 Occurrences)

Fit (47 Occurrences)

Wrapped (40 Occurrences)

Brimstone (14 Occurrences)

Set (6715 Occurrences)

Choicest (32 Occurrences)

Arranged (32 Occurrences)

Thrown (126 Occurrences)

Bloodshed (43 Occurrences)

Thoroughly (48 Occurrences)

Bloody (19 Occurrences)

Ears (449 Occurrences)

Throw (135 Occurrences)

Absalom (93 Occurrences)

Press (57 Occurrences)

Boil (29 Occurrences)

Pot (46 Occurrences)

Ordained (70 Occurrences)

Wine (282 Occurrences)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Ear (670 Occurrences)

Former (107 Occurrences)


Sees (135 Occurrences)

Woe (102 Occurrences)

Wo (92 Occurrences)

Bones (98 Occurrences)

Hearth (12 Occurrences)

Choice (113 Occurrences)


Rock (176 Occurrences)

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