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heap

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noun \ˈhēp\

Definition of heap

  1. 1 :  a collection of things thrown one on another :  pile

  2. 2 :  a great number or large quantity :  lot

Examples of heap in a Sentence

  1. He dumped the grass clippings into the compost heap.

  2. a heap of old newspapers

  3. She left her dirty clothes in a heap on the floor.

  4. He's in a heap of trouble!

  5. I can't believe he's still driving that old heap.

Origin and Etymology of heap

Middle English heep, from Old English hēap; akin to Old High German houf heap


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heap

verb

Definition of heap

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to throw or lay in a heap :  pile or collect in great quantity his sole object was to heap up richesb :  to form or round into a heap heaped the dirt into a moundc :  to form a heap on :  load heavily heap the plates with food

  3. 2 :  to accord or bestow lavishly or in large quantities heaped honors upon them

Examples of heap in a Sentence

  1. the critics heaped scorn on the wannabe blockbuster and its implausible plot

  2. heaped the stones in a corner of the yard

First Known Use of heap

before 12th century



HEAP Defined for English Language Learners

heap

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noun

Definition of heap for English Language Learners

  • : a large, disordered pile of things

  • : a great number or large amount of something

  • : an old car that is in poor condition

heap

verb

Definition of heap for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something) in a large pile

  • : to put a pile or heap on or in (something)

  • : to give (something, such as praise, blame, etc.) in large amounts


HEAP Defined for Kids

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heap

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noun \ˈhēp\

Definition of heap for Students

  1. 1 :  a large messy pile His dirty clothes were in a heap.

  2. 2 :  a large number or amount We had heaps of fun.


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heap

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verb

Definition of heap for Students

heaped

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heaping

  1. 1 :  to make into a pile :  throw or lay in a heap

  2. 2 :  to provide in large amounts Praise was heaped on the cook.

  3. 3 :  to fill to capacity He heaped a plate with food.



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