"heap" Definition

Definitions for the word "heap" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. v. t.
To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. v. t.
To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
6. v. t.
To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
7. n.
1 disorderly pile. 2 (esp. In pl.) Colloq. Large number or amount. 3 slang dilapidated vehicle. v. 1 (foll. By up, together, etc.) Collect or be collected in a heap. 2 (foll. By with) load copiously with. 3 (foll. By on, upon) give or offer copiously (heaped insults on them). [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
8. slang
“a HEAP of people,” a crowd; “struck all of a HEAP,” suddenly astonished.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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