HyperDic: heap

English > 6 senses of the word heap:
NOUNgroupheap, pile, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulusa collection of objects laid on top of each other
quantityheap, 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(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
artifactheap, bus, jalopya car that is old and unreliable
VERBpossessionheapbestow in large quantities
contactheap, stack, pilearrange in stacks
changeheapfill to overflow
heap > pronunciation
Soundshhiy'p
Rhymesasleep ... weep: 22 rhymes with iyp...
English > heap: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA collection of objects laid on top of each other.
Synonymspile, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus
Narrowercompost heap, compost pileA heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
dunghill, midden, muckheap, muckhillA heap of dung or refuse
pyre, funeral pyrewood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
scrapheappile of discarded metal
shockA pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry
slagheappile of waste matter from coal mining etc
stackAn orderly pile
stockpileA storage pile accumulated for future use
woodpileA pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishacumulación, aglomerado, cúmulo, montaña, montículo, montón, pila
Catalanapilament, muntanya, munt, pila, pilot
Verbsheaparrange in stacks
English > heap: 6 senses > noun 2, quantity
Meaning(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
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
Narrowerflood, inundation, deluge, torrentAn overwhelming number or amount
haymowA mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishavalancha, barbaridad, bestialidad, burrada, cantidad, cúmulo, enormidad, fajo, lote, mogollón, montaña, montón, multitud, passel, pila
Catalanapilament, apilotament, castell, cúmul, estiba, feix, lot, manyoc, muntanya, munt, passel, pila, pilot, quantitat, tou
Verbsheapfill to overflow
heapbestow in large quantities
English > heap: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA car that is old and unreliable.
Synonymsbus, jalopy
Broadercar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
dysphemismAn offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
Spanisharmatoste, bote, cacharro, cafetera, changarro, heap, mamotreto
Catalancafetera, trasto
English > heap: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningbestow in large quantities.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something; Somebody ----s something on somebody
Examples
  • "He heaped him with work"
  • "She heaped scorn upon him"
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishabrumar, atosigar, cargar
Catalanaclaparar, afeixugar, carregar
Nounsheap(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
English > heap: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningArrange in stacks.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey heap the books into the box
Example"heap firewood around the fireplace"
Synonymsstack, pile
Narrowercordstack in cords
rickpile in ricks
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
See alsoheap uparrange into piles or stacks
Spanishacumular, amontonar, apilar, hacinar
Catalanacumular, agarberar, amuntegar, apilar, apilonar
Nounsheapa collection of objects laid on top of each other
English > heap: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningFill to overflow.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey heap the cart with boxes
Example"heap the platter with potatoes"
Broaderfill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense
Spanishcolmar
Catalancurullar, omplir
Nounsheap(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent

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