- The definition of a heap is a pile, mound or a large number of things.
An example of a heap is a pile of garbage laying outside.
- Heap is defined as to make a big pile or to give large amounts of something.
An example of to heap is to make a big stack of clothes.
A heap of garbage.
heap definition by Webster's New World
- a pile, mass, or mound of things jumbled together
- Informal a great number or amount: a heap of toys, heaps of money
- ☆ Slang an automobile, esp. an old, dilapidated one
Origin: Middle English hepe, a troop, heap ; from Old English heap, a troop, band, multitude, akin to German hauf(en), Dutch hoop ; from Indo-European an unverified form keub- ; from base an unverified form keu-, bend, arch from source hop, hive
- to make a heap of; bring together into a pile
- to give or supply in large amounts; load: to heap gifts upon someone
- to fill (a plate, dry measure, etc.) full or to overflowing
heap definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other: a heap of dirty rags lying in the corner.
- Informal A great deal; a lot. Often used in the plural: We have heaps of homework tonight.
- Slang An old or run-down car.
- To put or throw in a pile.
- To fill completely or to overflowing: heap a plate with vegetables.
- To bestow in abundance or lavishly: heaped praise on the rescuers.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hēap.
heap - Computer Definition
In programming, it refers to a common pool of memory that is available to the program. The management of the heap is either done by the applications themselves, allocating and deallocating memory as required, or by the operating system or other system program.