Definitions for: Heap


[n] a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
[n] a collection of objects laid on top of each other
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[v] fill to overflow; "heap the platter with potatoes"
[v] arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
[v] bestow in large quantities; "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"



Webster (1913) Definition: Heap, n. [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. he['a]p;
akin to OS. h?p, D. hoop, OHG. houf, h?fo, G. haufe, haufen,
Sw. hop, Dan. hob., Icel. h?pr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap,
crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]
1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
[Now Low or Humorous]

The wisdom of a heap of learned men. --Chaucer.

A heap of vassals and slaves. --Bacon.

He had heaps of friends. --W.Black.

2. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a
pile. [Now Low or Humorous]

A vast heap, both of places of scripture and
quotations. --Bp. Burnet.

I have noticed a heap of things in my life. --R. L.
Stevenson.

3. A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or
thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of
earth or stones.

Huge heaps of slain around the body rise. --Dryden.


Heap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heaped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Heaping.] [AS. he['a]pian.]
1. To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to
accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.

Though he heap up silver as the dust. --Job. xxvii.
16.

2. To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as,
to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or
with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.



3. To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a
measure) more than even full.


heap[i] <= heap[2*i] and heap[i] <= heap[2*i+1] for all i,

Synonyms: batch, bus, cumulus, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, jalopy, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mound, muckle, peck, pile, pile, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew

See Also: accumulation, aggregation, arrange, assemblage, auto, automobile, car, collection, compost heap, compost pile, cord, deluge, dunghill, fill, fill up, flood, funeral pyre, give, heap up, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, machine, make full, midden, motorcar, muckheap, muckhill, pile up, pyre, rick, scrapheap, set up, shock, slagheap, stack, stack up, stockpile, torrent, woodpile

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