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Definitions of heap

  1. a car that is old and unreliable; " the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
  2. a collection of objects laid on top of each other
  3. bestow in large quantities; " He heaped him with work"; " She heaped scorn upon him"
  4. fill to overflow; " heap the platter with potatoes"
  5. arrange in stacks; " heap firewood around the fireplace"; " stack your books up on the shelves"
  6. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
  7. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
  8. 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.
  9. To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill ( a measure) more than even full.
  10. To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; - usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.
  11. 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.
  12. A pile or collection of things thrown together; a quantity; accumulation; crowd.
  13. To form into a pile.
  14. A pile or mass heaved or thrown together: a collection: ( B.) a ruin.
  15. To throw in a heap or pile: to amass: to pile above the top:- pr. p. heaping; pa. p. heaped'.
  16. A pile; accumulation.
  17. To pile; amass.
  18. To form into a heap; full heaping full; amass.
  19. A mass of things thrown into a pile; a collection; a crowd; a quantity.
  20. To throw or lay in a heap; to accumulate.
  21. A pile or mass consisting of many single things; a collection, as of ruins.
  22. To throw or lay together single things in a mass or pile; to accumulate; to amass or lay up.
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Usage examples for heap

  1. " Ah, my child," said Miriam, " We's had a mighty heap of trouble since you left. – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  2. One of your men, who couldn't move, poor chap, because of a smashed leg and a broken arm, watched you crawl out of a great heap of stuff. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  3. The heap was more than shoulder high, and three parts covered the floor of the cave. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  4. The three landed in a heap anyhow. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  5. " Yes, and a heap better than it might have been. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  6. " I've learned a heap. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  7. It looks a heap like it. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  8. Then he began again:- Esmeraldy, he said,- Esmeraldy thinks a heap on you. – Esmeralda by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. Why, he was all in a heap over her! – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  10. The two went down in a heap, and when Tom arose he had possession of the precious box. – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  11. There had been a heap of money upon the table. – Rico And Wiseli Rico And Stineli, And How Wiseli Was Provided For by Johanna Spyri
  12. I wish there was a heap more boys like you among the Four Hundred. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  13. When they came back from these visits, they would talk long and loud about the good time they had, and the nice things they had to eat in the great world outside the dump- heap. – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt-Jones
  14. I'd a heap rather you had it than any one else I ever knew, for we care more for it than you would guess, but for the rest- no. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  15. His eyes were fixed upon that one which was now uppermost on the heap. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  16. None of them was in sight, but a dark heap a short distance away showed where the bull on which he had ridden had given out and fallen to the ground. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  17. Why we did not all go down in a heap I do not know. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  18. But upon this night he turned with a smile and a question on his lips when the priest suddenly emerged from behind the heap of stones and hurried across the flags towards him. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
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