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piles

 (pīlz)
pl.n.

[Middle English piles, from Medieval Latin pilī, from Latin pila, ball; see pellet.]

piles

(paɪlz)
pl n
(Pathology) a nontechnical name for haemorrhoids
[C15: from Latin pilae balls (referring to the appearance of external piles)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piles - pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincterpiles - pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
2.piles - a large number or amountpiles - a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

piles

plural noun haemorrhoids More women than men suffer from piles.
Translations
hemoroidy
hæmorider
peräpukamat
hemoroidi
치질
hemorrojder
ริดสีดวงทวาร
bệnh trĩ

piles

[paɪlz] NPL (Med) → almorranas fpl, hemorroides fpl

piles

[ˈpaɪlz] npl (= haemorrhoids) → hémorroïdes fpl
to suffer from piles → avoir des hémorroïdespile-up pileup [ˈpaɪlʌp] (US) ncarambolage m
a 54-car pile-up → un carambolage impliquant 54 voitures

piles

plHämorr(ho)iden pl

piles

[paɪlz] npl (Med) → emorroidi fpl

piles

بَواسِير hemoroidy hæmorider Hämorrhoiden αιμορροΐδες almorranas peräpukamat hémorroïdes hemoroidi emorroidi 치질 aambeien hemorroider hemoroidy hemorróidas геморрой hemorrojder ริดสีดวงทวาร basur bệnh trĩ 痔疮

piles

n., pl. almorranas, hemorroides.

piles

npl (ant) hemorroides fpl, almorranas
References in classic literature ?
Allan, most earnestly, but I didn't shut my eyes to pray, for I knew the only way God could save me was to let the flat float close enough to one of the bridge piles for me to climb up on it.
Assuredly, it is a construction which increases and piles up in endless spirals; there also are confusion of tongues, incessant activity, indefatigable labor, eager competition of all humanity, refuge promised to intelligence, a new Flood against an overflow of barbarians.
Fording the river, he proceeded to the borders of the deep snow, when he encamped under the lee of immense piles of burned rock.
Just round the corner, as it were, on a pier defined with stone blocks and wooden piles, a white mast, slender like a stalk of straw and crossed by a yard like a knitting-needle, flying the signals of flag and balloon, watches over a set of heavy dock- gates.
Just a brief glimpse of his immediate surroundings vouchsafed Bradley before he was whisked into the interior of one of the buildings; but in that momentary glance he saw strange piles of stone and wood and mud fashioned into buildings of all conceivable sizes and shapes, sometimes piled high on top of one another, sometimes standing alone in an open court-way, but usually crowded and jammed together, so that there were no streets or alleys between them other than a few which ended almost as soon as they began.
Some of these piles are so extensive, and so great a degree of labour and skill must have been requisite in constructing them, that I can scarcely believe they were built by the ancestors of the present inhabitants.
A good average pile, by the time it was delivered on the ground, cost a twenty-dollar gold piece, and these piles were used in unending thousands.
Opposite it, upon either bank of the river, are tumbled piles of ruins overgrown with vegetation.
That's geometrical progression - you know how that piles up.
Edwards had preceded him; for the sight of the immense piles of fish, that were slowly rolling over on the gravelly beach, had impelled him also to leave the ladies and join the fishermen.
A man must for years examine for himself great piles of superimposed strata, and watch the sea at work grinding down old rocks and making fresh sediment, before he can hope to comprehend anything of the lapse of time, the monuments of which we see around us.
They may be traced up to a height of between 7000 and 9000 feet, where they become hidden by the irregular piles of debris.