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## heap

(hēp)*n.*

**1.**A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other: a heap of dirty rags lying in the corner.

**2.**often

**heaps**

*Informal*A great deal; a lot: We have heaps of homework tonight.

**3.**

*Slang*An old or run-down car.

*tr.v.*

**heaped**,

**heap·ing**,

**heaps**

**1.**To put or throw in a pile: heaped the clothes on the bed.

**2.**To fill completely or to overflowing: heap a plate with vegetables.

**3.**To bestow in abundance or lavishly: heaped praise on the rescuers.

[Middle English, from Old English hēap.]

*Synonyms:***heap**

**, mound**

**, pile**

^{1}

**, stack**

These nouns denote a group or collection of things lying one on top of the other:

*a heap of old newspapers; a mound of boulders; a pile of boxes; a stack of firewood.*

## heap

(hiːp)*n*

**1.**a collection of articles or mass of material gathered together in one place

**2.**

*informal*(usually foll by:

*of*) a large number or quantity

**3.**

**give them heaps**

*slang*

*Austral*to contend strenuously with an opposing sporting team

**4.**

**give it heaps**

*slang*

*NZ*to try very hard

**5.**

*informal*a place or thing that is very old, untidy, unreliable, etc: the car was a heap.

*adv*

**heaps**(intensifier): he said he was feeling heaps better.

*vb*

**6.**(often foll by:

*up or together*) to collect or be collected into or as if into a heap or pile: to heap up wealth.

**7.**(

*tr; often foll by with, on, or upon*) to load or supply (with) abundantly: to heap with riches.

[Old English

*héap;*related to Old Frisian*hāp,*Old Saxon*hōp,*Old High German*houf*]**ˈheaper**

*n*

## heap

(hip)*n.*

**1.**a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile: a heap of stones.

**2.**

*Informal.*a great quantity or number; multitude.

**3.**

*Slang.*a dilapidated automobile.

*v.t.*

**4.**to gather, put, or cast in a heap; pile.

**5.**to accumulate; amass (often fol. by

*up*or

*together*): to heap up riches.

**6.**to give, assign, or bestow in great quantity; load (often fol. by

*on*or

*upon*): to heap blessings upon someone.

**7.**to load, supply, or fill abundantly: to heap a plate with food.

*v.i.*

**8.**to become heaped or piled, as sand or snow; rise in a heap or heaps (often fol. by

*up*).

[before 900; Middle English

*heep,*Old English*hēap,*c. Old Saxon*hōp,*Old High German*houf*]**heap′er,**

*n.*

**heap′y,**

*adj.*

## heap

- mogul - A small mound of snow on a ski course, from Old Norse mugl, "little heap."
- congeries - A Latin word meaning "heap or pile of disparate items" or "disorderly collection."
- midden - Traces back to Scandinavian forms mog, "muck," and dynge, "heap," and first meant "dunghill" before it denoted a prehistoric or historic refuse heap.
- accumulate - One of its Latin elements is cumulus, "a heap."

## Heap

a pile or mass; a collection of things thrown together; a crowd; a large number.*Examples:*a heap of castles, 1661; of confessors, 1340; of fowls, 1290; of gravel, 1398; of hard names, 1741; of hounds, 1377; of good ideas; of islands, 1697; of learned men; of old papers and parchments, 1574; of people, 1590; of servants, 1867; of sheep, 1477; of sins; of trouble.

## heap

–**stack**–

**pile**

**1.**

**'heap'**

A **heap** of things is usually untidy, and often has the shape of a hill or mound.

*The building collapsed into a*

__heap__of rubble.**2.**

**'stack'**

A **stack** is usually tidy, and often consists of flat objects placed directly on top of each other.

*...a neat*

__stack__of dishes.*Eric came out of his room with a small*

__stack__of CDs in his hands.**3.**

**'pile'**

A **pile** of things can be tidy or untidy.

*...a neat*

__pile__of clothes.*He reached over to a*

__pile__of newspapers and magazines## heap

**Past participle:**heaped

**Gerund:**heaping

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Noun | 1. | heap - a collection of objects laid on top of each otheraggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole compost heap, compost pile - a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost scrapheap - pile of discarded metal shock - a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock" slagheap - pile of waste matter from coal mining etc stack - an orderly pile funeral pyre, pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite woodpile - a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel stockpile - a storage pile accumulated for future use |

2. | heap - (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"; "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"good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mickle, mint, muckle, passel, peck, quite a little, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, pile, plenty, mountain, batch, mass, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse" haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation | |

3. | heap - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work" dysphemism - an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter" | |

Verb | 1. | heap - bestow in large quantities; "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care" |

2. | heap - arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order" rick - pile in ricks; "rick hay" cord - stack in cords; "cord firewood" | |

3. | heap - fill to overflow; "heap the platter with potatoes" |

## heap

*noun*

**1.**pile, lot, collection, store, mountain, mass, stack, rick, mound, accumulation, stockpile, hoard, aggregation a heap of bricks

**2.**

*(often plural)*

*(Informal)*a lot, lots

*(informal)*, plenty, masses,

**load(s)**

*(informal)*,

**ocean(s)**, great deal, quantities, tons,

**stack(s)**, lashings

*(Brit. informal)*, abundance, oodles

*(informal)*You have heaps of time.

*verb*

**heap something on someone**load with, burden with, confer on, assign to, bestow on, shower upon He heaped scorn on both their methods and motives.

## heap

*noun*

**1.**A group of things gathered haphazardly:

**2.**

*Informal.*A great deal:

*verb*

Translations

**halda**

**hromada**

**hromadit**

**naskládat na hromadu**

**spousta**

**dynge**

**dynge sammen**

**masse**

**skovle**

**bunke**

**kasa**

**hrpa**

**mennyiség: nagy mennyiség**

**telerak**

**hellingur**

**hrúga á, ausa**

**hrúga saman**

**hrúga; hellingur**

**積み重なったもの**

**무더기**

**krūva**

**prikrauti**

**su kaupu**

**sumesti į krūvą**

**apbērt**

**bieži**

**grēda**

**kaudze**

**milzums**

**naklásť/nahádzať na kopu**

**kopičiti**

**kup**

**hög**

**กอง**

**đống**

## heap

[hiːp]**A.**

*N*

**1.**(=

*pile*) → montón

*m*, pila

*f*

her clothes lay in a heap on the floor → su ropa estaba amontonada en el suelo

**B.**

*VT*(

*also*

**to heap up**) [+

*stones etc*] → amontonar, apilar; [+

*bricks, coal*] → amontonar (

**onto**sobre) to heap sth together → juntar algo en un montón

to heap a plate with food → colmar un plato de comida

to heap favours/praise on sb → colmar a algn de favores/elogios

heaped tablespoonful (

*Culin*) → cucharada

*f*colmada

## heap

[ˈhiːp]*n*

(=

a rubbish heap → un tas d'ordures

to be at the bottom of the heap

to be at the top of the heap

to collapse in a heap [

*pile*) [*objects*] → tas*m*, monceau*m*a rubbish heap → un tas d'ordures

to be at the bottom of the heap

*(fig)*[*person*] → être en bas de l'échelleto be at the top of the heap

*(fig)*[*person*] → être en haut de l'échelleto collapse in a heap [

*person*] → s'effondrer comme une masse (=

a heap of sth → un tas de qch

heaps (=

heaps of [+

*lot*) → tas*m*a heap of sth → un tas de qch

heaps (=

*lots*) → des tasheaps of [+

*time, money, work*] → beaucoup de## heap

*n*

→ Haufen

*m*; (*inf*: = old car) → Klapperkiste*f (inf)*; (to leave something) in a**heap**→ (etw) auf einem Haufen (liegen lassen); the building was reduced to a**heap**of rubble → das Haus sank in Schutt und Asche; he fell in a**heap**on the floor → er sackte zu Boden; at the bottom/top of the**heap***(fig)*→ ganz unten/oben**heap**s of

*(inf)*→ ein(en) Haufen

*(inf)*; it’s happened

**heap**s of times → es ist schon zigmal vorgekommen

*(inf)*; do you have any glasses? — yes,

**heap**s → haben Sie Gläser? — (ja,) jede Menge

*(inf)*; she has

**heap**s of enthusiasm/time → sie hat jede Menge Enthusiasmus/Zeit

*(inf)*; to be in a whole

**heap**of trouble → tief in Schwierigkeiten stecken; they got

**heap**s of criticism → sie wurden massiv kritisiert

*adv*

**heap**s

*(inf)*→ (unheimlich) viel

*vt*→ häufen; he

**heap**ed his clothes together → er warf seine Kleider auf einen Haufen; to

**heap**praise on somebody/something → über jdn/etw voll des Lobes sein

*(geh)*, → jdn/etw über den grünen Klee loben

*(inf)*; (in addressing) → jdn mit Lob überschütten; to

**heap**scorn on somebody/something → jdn/etw mit Spott übergießen; to

**heap**abuse on somebody → jdm Beleidigungen an den Kopf werfen; (cursing) → jdn mit einer Flut von Schimpfwörtern überschütten; a

**heap**ed spoonful → ein gehäufter Löffel; an armchair

**heap**ed with cushions → ein Sessel, auf dem sich Kissen türmen

## heap

[hiːp]**1.**

*n*(

*pile*) → mucchio, cumulo (

*fam*) (

*old car*) → macinino; (

*lots*)

**heaps (of)**→ un sacco (di), un mucchio (di)

we have heaps of time → abbiamo un mucchio

*or*sacco di tempo

I was struck

*or*knocked all of a heap (

*fam*) → sono rimasto di stucco

**2.**

*vt*

**to heap sth onto sth**→ ammucchiare qc su qc

the waitress heaped potatoes onto my plate → la cameriera mi ha dato una montagna

*or*un mucchio di patate

to heap sth with sth → colmare qc di qc

to heap favours/praise/gifts on sb → ricolmare qn di favori/lodi/regali

heaped spoonful (

*Culin*) → cucchiaio colmo

## heap

(hiːp)*noun*

**1.**a large amount or a large number, in a pile. a heap of sand/apples.

**2.**(

*usually in plural with*

**of**) many, much or plenty. We've got heaps of time; I've done that heaps of times.

*verb*

**1.**to put, throw

*etc*in a heap. I'll heap these stones (up) in a corner of the garden.

**2.**to fill or cover with a heap. He heaped his plate with vegetables; He heaped insults on his opponent.

**heaped**

*adjective*

having enough (of something) on it to form a heap. A heaped spoonful of sugar.