What does heap mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus(noun)

    a collection of objects laid on top of each other

  2. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(noun)

    (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"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

  3. bus, jalopy, heap(verb)

    a car that is old and unreliable

    "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

  4. heap(verb)

    bestow in large quantities

    "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"

  5. stack, pile, heap(verb)

    arrange in stacks

    "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"

  6. heap(verb)

    fill to overflow

    "heap the platter with potatoes"

Wiktionary

  1. heap(Noun)

    A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of people.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

  2. heap(Noun)

    A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

  3. heap(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

  4. heap(Noun)

    A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

  5. heap(Verb)

    To pile in a heap.

    He heaped the laundry upon the bed and began folding.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

  6. heap(Verb)

    To form or round into a heap, as in measuring.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

  7. heap(Verb)

    To supply in great quantity.

    They heaped praise upon their newest hero.

    Etymology: heep, from heap, from haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German , German Haufen), from koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan kaofa)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heap(noun)

    a crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons

    Etymology: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. hep; akin to OS. hp, D. hoop, OHG. houf, hfo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

  2. Heap(noun)

    a great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile

    Etymology: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. hep; akin to OS. hp, D. hoop, OHG. houf, hfo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

  3. Heap(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. hep; akin to OS. hp, D. hoop, OHG. houf, hfo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

  4. Heap(verb)

    to collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures

    Etymology: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. hep; akin to OS. hp, D. hoop, OHG. houf, hfo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

  5. Heap(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. hep; akin to OS. hp, D. hoop, OHG. houf, hfo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

  6. Heap(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. hep; akin to OS. hp, D. hoop, OHG. houf, hfo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heap

    hēp, n. a pile or mass heaved or thrown together: a great number of things, a great deal, a collection: (B.) a ruin.—v.t. to throw in a heap or pile: to amass: to pile above the top:—pr.p. heap′ing; pa.p. heaped.—adj. Heap′y, full of heaps.—A heap, a good many; Knock all of a heap, to confound utterly. [A.S. héap: Ice. hópr, Ger. haufe, Dut. hoop.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heap' in Nouns Frequency: #2969

Anagrams for heap »

  1. HAPE

  2. epha

  3. hep A, HEPA

  4. Hep A

  5. HEPA

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heap in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of heap in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    He ran two or three times, he never got above 1 %, and then, Barack Obama came along and took Barack Obama off the trash heap, and Barack Obama became the vice president.

  2. Saadi:

    A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.

  3. Tiffani S. Hall:

    Self esteem is the dough that makes us rise to the top, or fall to the bottom of the heap.

  4. Jean Baudrillard:

    A society which allows an abominable event to burgeon from its dung heap and grow on its surface is like a man who lets a fly crawl unheeded across his face or saliva dribble from his mouth -- either epileptic or dead.

  5. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.

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