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Definition of 'heap'


  1. a collection of objects laid on top of each other
       Synonyms: pile mound agglomerate cumulation cumulus
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
       Synonyms: batch deal flock good deal great deal hatful lot mass mess mickle mint muckle peck pile plenty pot quite a little raft sight slew spate stack tidy sum wad whole lot whole slew
  3. a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
       Synonyms: bus jalopy


  1. bestow in large quantities; "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"
  2. arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
       Synonyms: stack pile
  3. fill to overflow; "heap the platter with potatoes"

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