piling


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pil·ing

 (pī′lĭng)
n.
1. See pile2.
2. The act of driving piles.
3. Piles considered as a group.
4. A structure composed of piles.

piling

(ˈpaɪlɪŋ)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) the act of driving piles
2. (Civil Engineering) a number of piles
3. (Building) a structure formed of piles

pil•ing

(ˈpaɪ lɪŋ)

n.
1. a mass of building piles considered collectively.
2. a structure composed of piles.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piling - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structurepiling - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
sheath pile, sheet pile, sheet piling - a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
Translations

piling

[ˈpaɪlɪŋ] N (= post) → pilote m

piling

n (= posts)Pfähle pl
References in classic literature ?
Meg was already covering the buckwheats, and piling the bread into one big plate.
She remembered home as a place where there were always too many children, a cross man and work piling up around a sick woman.
Rising with his utmost velocity from the furthest depths, the Sperm Whale thus booms his entire bulk into the pure element of air, and piling up a mountain of dazzling foam, shows his place to the distance of seven miles and more.
They were like rats in a trap, that was the truth; and more of them were piling in every day.
One could make out but little of detail; but he could note that a black mass was piling itself up beyond the second fence.
He had heard old Sowberry Hagan in his best days, and he said it laid over him, too; but I reckon that was sort of piling it on, maybe.
WE tramped along behind Jim and Lem till we come to the back stile where old Jim's cabin was that he was captivated in, the time we set him free, and here come the dogs piling around us to say howdy, and there was the lights of the house, too; so we warn't afeard any more, and was going to climb over, but Tom says:
But, if you had judged from the numbers of people on their way to friendly gatherings, you might have thought that no one was at home to give them welcome when they got there, instead of every house expecting company, and piling up its fires half-chimney high.
Micawber had a relish in this formal piling up of words, which, however ludicrously displayed in his case, was, I must say, not at all peculiar to him.
They had got hold of a little hand truck, and were piling it up with unclean-looking bundles and shabby furniture.
The preparation of mantlets, movable shelters, and various implements of war, will take up three whole months; and the piling up of mounds over against the walls will take three months more.
The first half-hour was spent in piling up the fire, lest she should suffer from the change of room; and she removed at his desire to the other side of the fireplace, that she might be further from the door.