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ˈpaɪ lɪŋpil·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pile, spile, piling, stiltnoun

    a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure


  1. pilingnoun

    A structural support comprised of a length of wood, steel, or other construction material.


  1. piling

    A deep foundation is a type of foundation that transfers building loads to the earth farther down from the surface than a shallow foundation does to a subsurface layer or a range of depths. A pile or piling is a vertical structural element of a deep foundation, driven or drilled deep into the ground at the building site. There are many reasons that a geotechnical engineer would recommend a deep foundation over a shallow foundation, such as for a skyscraper. Some of the common reasons are very large design loads, a poor soil at shallow depth, or site constraints like property lines. There are different terms used to describe different types of deep foundations including the pile (which is analogous to a pole), the pier (which is analogous to a column), drilled shafts, and caissons. Piles are generally driven into the ground in situ; other deep foundations are typically put in place using excavation and drilling. The naming conventions may vary between engineering disciplines and firms. Deep foundations can be made out of timber, steel, reinforced concrete or prestressed concrete.


  1. piling

    Piling refers to the process of driving piles or long, cylindrical objects made of steel, concrete or wood into the ground to provide foundational support for structures, primarily in construction. These piles work as a support for an individual construction structure or stabilizing the soil to perform under planned load conditions. The term can also refer to the act of stacking or heaping objects on top of one another.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piling

    of Pile

  2. Pilingnoun

    the act of heaping up

  3. Pilingnoun

    the process of building up, heating, and working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc

  4. Pilingnoun

    a series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the piling of a bridge

  5. Etymology: [See Pile a stake.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piling

    pī′ling, n. the act of piling up: the driving of piles: a series of piles placed in order: pilework.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of piling in a Sentence

  1. Elaine Nessle:

    The money is very much needed for a backlog of projects across the country, these projects stay on the books until we have enough money and the needs keep piling on as consumers buy more goods and add stress on the system.

  2. Dragan Ljeljen:

    Piling up trash affects the quality of water and reduces the quantity of oxygen in it ... animals are coming to the banks to rummage through trash.

  3. Sonny Ben Rosenthal:

    There is no rubbish piling up in the streets, so Singaporeans don't perceive a waste problem or feel personally responsible to reduce waste.

  4. Richard Prisinzano:

    A payroll tax holiday on top of a pandemic will have a significant negative effect, this is just piling on.

  5. Wisconsin State Trooper Chris Splinter:

    The vehicles coming up behind them cant stop fast enough because theyre following too close or going too fast for the conditions, and then they start just piling into one another, its almost like theyre just driving into a wall of cars, just like theyre driving through whiteout conditions.

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