Definition of piles in English:


Syllabification: piles
Pronunciation: /pīlz


  • 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.


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

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