1. [ noun ] a collection of objects laid on top of each other
Synonyms: pile mound cumulus
Related terms: collection stack woodpile shock dunghill scrapheap pyre stockpile compost_heap slagheap stack accumulate throng
2. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass good_deal lot great_deal pile plenty sight deal whole_lot mint flock quite_a_little raft pot slew stack mickle mess wad spate peck tidy_sum muckle hatful whole_slew batch

: "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"

Related terms: large_indefinite_quantity flood jam
3. [ verb ] arrange in stacks
Synonyms: pile stack

"heap firewood around the fireplace" "stack your books up on the shelves"

Related terms: arrange rick cord pile_up pile_up pile_up pile stack stacker
4. [ verb ] bestow in large quantities

"He heaped him with work" "She heaped scorn upon him"

Related terms: give batch
5. [ verb ] fill to overflow

"heap the platter with potatoes"

Related terms: fill batch
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16508
7. [ noun ] (transportation) a car that is old and unreliable
Synonyms: jalopy bus

"the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

Related terms: car dysphemism
Similar spelling:   hep