What does heap mean?

Definitions for heap

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word heap.

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"


  1. heap(Noun)

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

  2. heap(Noun)

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

  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.

  4. heap(Noun)

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

  5. heap(Verb)

    To pile in a heap.

    He heaped the laundry upon the bed and began folding.

  6. heap(Verb)

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

  7. heap(Verb)

    To supply in great quantity.

    They heaped praise upon their newest hero.

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Heap(noun)

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

  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

  4. Heap(verb)

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

  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

  6. Heap(verb)

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

  7. Origin: [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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  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. Tiffani S. Hall:

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

  2. Malcolm Muggeridge:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    When others attack me I don't respond in kind, my response is typically not only not to respond but a lot of times to heap praises on the other folks. Now scripture gives us some guidance to that and they say when you pay unkindness with kindness that it's like heaping coals on their heads.

  5. Dr. Barnes Mawrie:

    2.“Life is like a traffic jam. You’ve got to be patient and wait on till an opportunity comes for you to drive ahead”. 3.“Life is like an onion, the deeper you peel into it the more tears it brings to your eyes”. 4.“Never wait for the best time to do good because good can be done best any time”. 5.“Think creatively, plan minutely and act resolutely and success is sure to come your way”. 6.“All intelligent persons are not successful but all successful people are intelligent”. 7.“Winners are those who act on their dreams but losers are those who dream of their acts”. 8.“Learning to accept defeat is the first step towards victory”. 9.“People who complain about their life are like beggars sitting on a heap of gold”. 10.“Theology is the study of God but not all theologians discover God”. 11. “One who discerns God’s will is treading on the path of salvation”. 12.“Environmental pollution is the most deadly sin because it springs from lack of concern and absence of love for the other”. 13.“Do not be afraid of enemies who criticize you but beware of friends who secretly despise you”. 14.“The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that the former sees the dusk while the latter sees the dawn”. 15.“Religious fanaticism is the religion of the most irreligious and Godless people”. 16.“He who says only my religion is good, is putting a fence around God’s goodness and is guilty of God manipulation”. 17.“Too much religiosity is bad for the soul as too much food is bad for the body. Religious excessiveness is the breeding ground of fanaticism”. 18.“A religion that does not teach love of neighbour is either a bad religion or no religion at all”. 19.“A community is not an addition of number but a multiplication of love”. 20.“The three most important components of an ideal community are: the head to think and plan, the heart to forgive and love and the hands to serve and care”. 21.“Peace is a rare commodity which can be bought only through love”. 22.“Personal freedom is not a privilege to be misused but a responsibility to be carried out”. 23.“True love starts with perception and ends in compassion”. 24.“A good ship is tested in stormy weather so too true friendship is tested in difficult times”. 25.“Every tree cut down is oxygen lost and life endangered”. 26.“Wars are the darkest spots in human history and the height of human folly”. 27.“There is no greater fool than the one who does not know himself”. 28.“There is no greater folly than the failure to grab opportunities in life”. 29.“An education that does not form the heart leads to deviation of character”. 30.“Education that does not open the mind and heart of a person is a self defeating endeavour”. 31.“Education begins in the womb and ends in the tomb”.

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