Definition of piles in English:

piles

Syllabification: piles
Pronunciation: /pīlz
 
/

noun

Hemorrhoids.
More example sentences
  • Piles tend to be caused by factors that cause the blood vessels to swell, including anything that increases pressure inside the abdomen such as constipation, pregnancy and being overweight.
  • Piles are incredibly common - at least 50 per cent of people suffer with them at some time.
  • Husband and wife, Jean and Fred, had piles for most of their lives, but were too embarrassed to seek help.

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Latin pila 'ball' (because of the globular form of external hemorrhoids).

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