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English noun: heap

1. heap (group) a collection of objects laid on top of each other


Synonymsagglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, mound, pile


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)compost heap, compost pile, dunghill, funeral pyre, midden, muckheap, muckhill, pyre, scrapheap, shock, slagheap, stack, stockpile, woodpile

2. heap (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent


SamplesA batch of letters.
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.


Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

3. heap (artifact) a car that is old and unreliable


SamplesThe fenders had fallen off that old bus.


Synonymsbus, jalopy


Broader (hypernym)auto, automobile, car, dysphemism, machine, motorcar


English verb: heap

1. heap (possession) bestow in large quantities


SamplesHe heaped him with work.
She heaped scorn upon him.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)give

2. heap (contact) arrange in stacks


SamplesHeap firewood around the fireplace.
Stack your books up on the shelves.


ExamplesThey heap the books into the box


Synonymspile, stack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)cord, rick

3. heap (change) fill to overflow


SamplesHeap the platter with potatoes.


ExamplesThey heap the cart with boxes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full









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