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Dictionary Definition

heap

Noun

1 a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: pile, mound, cumulus]
2 (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" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
3 a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus" [syn: bus, jalopy]

Verb

1 bestow in large quantities; "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"
2 arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves" [syn: stack, pile]
3 fill to overflow; "heap the platter with potatoes"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

hēap

Noun

  1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
  2. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
  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.
  4. A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.

Translations

data structure consisting of trees

Verb

  1. (transitive) To pile in a heap.
    He heaped the laundry upon the bed and began folding.
  2. (transitive) To supply in great quantity.
    They heaped praise upon their newest hero.

Translations

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *haup-, whence also Old High German houf. Compare also Old Norse hópr

Noun

hēap m
  1. heap

West Frisian

Noun

heap
  1. heap, pile

Extensive Definition

Heap may refer to: In computer science:
In mathematics:
In comics:
For people named Heap, see Heap (surname).
HEAP as an acronym may refer to:

See also

heap in German: Heap
heap in Spanish: Heap (desambiguación)
heap in Korean: 힙
heap in Russian: Куча

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abundance, accord, accumulate, accumulation, administer, afford, agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, allot, allow, amass, amassment, amount, anthill, army, assemble, auto, autocar, automobile, award, backlog, bag, bank, bank up, barrel, batch, bestow, bestow on, boat, bottle, box, budget, buggy, bunch, burden, bus, can, car, charge, choke, chunk, clump, cluster, clutch, cock, cohue, collect, collection, commissariat, commissary, communicate, confer, congeries, conglomeration, considerable, cord, cornucopia, count, crate, crowd, crush, cumulate, cumulation, deal, deal out, deluge, deposit, dish out, dispense, dog, dole, dole out, donate, dose, drift, dump, dune, embankment, extend, fill, flock, flood, fork out, freight, galaxy, garner, garner up, gather, gather into barns, gathering, gift, gift with, give, give cheerfully, give freely, give out, glean, gob, gobs, good deal, grant, great deal, group, hand out, harvest, haycock, haymow, hayrick, haystack, heap up, heap upon, heaps, help to, hide, hill, hoard, hoard up, hold, horde, host, hunk, impart, inventory, issue, jalopy, jam, jillion, keep, lade, larder, large amount, lashings, lavish, lavish upon, lay up, legion, let have, load, loads, lot, lots, lumber, lump, machine, mass, material, materials, materiel, measure, mess, mete, mete out, million, mint, mob, molehill, motor, motor vehicle, motorcar, motorized vehicle, mound, mountain, mow, much, multitude, munitions, not hold back, number, offer, oodles, open the purse, pack, pack away, panoply, parcel, part, peck, pile, pile up, piles, plenitude, plenty, plethora, pocket, portion, pot, pots, pour, power, present, press, proffer, provide, provisionment, provisions, put up, pyramid, quantities, quantity, quite a little, rabble, raft, rafts, rain, ration, rations, reap, render, repertoire, repertory, rick, rout, ruck, sack, save, save up, scads, scores, sea, secrete, serve, set aside, shell out, ship, shock, shower, shower down upon, sight, slew, slews, slip, small amount, snow, snowdrift, spare no expense, spare nothing, spate, squirrel, squirrel away, stack, stack up, stacks, stash, stock, stock up, stock-in-trade, stockpile, store, store up, stores, stow, sum, superabundance, supplies, supply, supply on hand, tender, thousand, throng, tidy sum, tons, treasure, treasure up, treasury, trillion, tub, voiture, vouchsafe, wad, wads, wheels, whole slew, wreck, yield
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