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Definition of "heap" []

  • A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other: a heap of dirty rags lying in the corner. (noun)
  • Informal A great deal; a lot. Often used in the plural: We have heaps of homework tonight. (noun)
  • Slang An old or run-down car. (noun)
  • To put or throw in a pile. (verb-transitive)
  • To fill completely or to overflowing: heap a plate with vegetables. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heap" in a sentence
  • "Of Sinners 'tis said, _They heap up wrath; _ and the sinners of the Last Generations do not only add unto the _heap_ of sin that has been pileing up ever since the Fall of man, but they Interest themselves in every sin of that enormous heap."
  • "The slush pile, she explained, showing dimples, was what they called the heap of unsolicited manuscripts that dropped through their letter-box day by day."
  • "Their name for hundred is 'yha,' which means 'heap' -- that is, a heap of cowries."