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heap

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heap

  1. 1 a considerable amount <she always has a heap of good ideas> <you're in a heap of trouble for missing curfew!> Synonyms abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, lot, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yardRelated Words epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillionNear Antonyms atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpinessAntonyms ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

  2. 2 a quantity of things thrown or stacked on one another <found her shoe under a heap of clothes on the floor> Synonyms cock, {h,1}pile, hill, mound, mountain, stackRelated Words bank, bar, drift, embankment; bed, layer; mow, pyramid, rick; barrow, cairn, pyre; accumulation, aggregate, array, assemblage, collection, conglomeration, gathering, grouping, hoard, huddle, jumble, knot, pileup




heap

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heap

  1. 1 to give readily and in large quantities <the critics heaped scorn on the wannabe blockbuster and its implausible plot> Synonyms rain, lavish, pour, showerRelated Words gush, stream; flood, inundate, overflow, overwhelm, swamp; bombard, hailNear Antonyms hold back, keep, reserve, retain, withhold

  2. 2 to lay or throw on top of one another <heaped the stones in a corner of the yard> Synonyms pile, mound, stackRelated Words bank; layer, pyramid; accumulate, amass, assemble, collect, concentrate, garner, gather, group, mass; bunch, clump, lumpAntonyms unpile

  3. 3 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained <heaped her plate with spaghetti> Synonyms brim, charge, cram, fill, jam, jam-pack, load, pack, stuffRelated Words drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrateNear Antonyms lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void




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