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Pilate the Roman governor of Judea who presided at the trial of Jesus Christ and authorized his crucifixion; Pontius Pilate.
pilau a variant of pilaf.
pilchard any of a number of small, oily marine fishes such as the sardine.
pilcrow a typographical symbol () used to indicate the beginning of a paragraph. It is sometimes called a paragraph marker.
pile1 an accumulation of things on top of each other; heap; stack. [7 definitions]
pile2 a large shaft of steel, wood, concrete, or the like that is forced or pounded into the ground to serve as a structural and supporting element of a wall, building, or the like. [3 definitions]
pile3 the projecting loops or strands of yarn that form the surface of some fabrics, rugs, and the like. [3 definitions]
pileate in ornithology, having a crest that extends from the base of the bill to the nape. [2 definitions]
pileated woodpecker a large black and white North American woodpecker with a prominent red crest.
pile driver a machine that drives piles by repeatedly raising and dropping a heavy weight on the exposed end of the pile.
pileous having hair or fur.
piles the condition of having a hemorrhoid or hemorrhoids. [2 definitions]
pileum the top of a bird's head from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
pileup a destructive collision involving more than two vehicles. [2 definitions]
pile up to accumulate, with one thing on top of another. [3 definitions]
pileus the umbrellalike, gill-bearing cap of a mushroom or a similar structure on other fungi. [2 definitions]
pilfer to steal, esp. trifling amounts or things of small value.
pilferable combined form of pilfer.
pilgrim someone who undertakes a usu. long trip for a religious purpose, such as to visit a holy place. [3 definitions]
pilgrimage a usu. long trip undertaken for religious purposes, such as to visit a holy place. [2 definitions]
Pilgrim Fathers the group of Puritans who founded the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.