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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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