English noun: heap
|1.||heap (group) a collection of objects laid on top of each other|
|Synonyms||agglomerate, 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|
|Samples||A 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.
|Synonyms||batch, 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|
|Samples||The fenders had fallen off that old bus.|
|Broader (hypernym)||auto, automobile, car, dysphemism, machine, motorcar|
English verb: heap
|1.||heap (possession) bestow in large quantities|
|Samples||He heaped him with work.|
She heaped scorn upon him.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody with something.|
Somebody ----s something on somebody
|2.||heap (contact) arrange in stacks|
|Samples||Heap firewood around the fireplace.|
Stack your books up on the shelves.
|Examples||They heap the books into the box|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||arrange, set up|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cord, rick|
|3.||heap (change) fill to overflow|
|Samples||Heap the platter with potatoes.|
|Examples||They heap the cart with boxes|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||fill, fill up, make full|