Heap meaning

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A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other.

A heap of dirty rags lying in the corner.

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To put or throw in a pile.

Heaped the clothes on the bed.

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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.

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(slang) An old or run-down car.
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(slang) An automobile, esp. an old, dilapidated one.
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To fill completely or to overflowing.

Heap a plate with vegetables.

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To bestow in abundance or lavishly.

Heaped praise on the rescuers.

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A pile, mass, or mound of things jumbled together.
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(informal) A great number or amount.

A heap of toys, heaps of money.

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To make a heap of; bring together into a pile.
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(informal) A great deal; a lot.

We have heaps of homework tonight.

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To give or supply in large amounts; load.

To heap gifts upon someone.

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To fill (a plate, dry measure, etc.) full or to overflowing.
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To accumulate or rise in a heap, or pile.
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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.
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A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of people.
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A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation.

A heap of earth or stones.

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A great number or large quantity of things.
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(computing) A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.
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To pile in a heap.

He heaped the laundry upon the bed and began folding.

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

They heaped praise upon their newest hero.

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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.

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Origin of heap

  • Middle English from Old English hēap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English heep, from Old English hēap, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz (cf. Dutch hoop, Low German Hupen, German Haufen), from Proto-Indo-European *koupos ‘hill’ (cf. Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi ‘stack’, Avestan [script?] (kaofa))

    From Wiktionary