bus, jalopy, heap

(noun) a car that is old and unreliable; “the fenders had fallen off that old bus”

pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus

(noun) a collection of objects laid on top of each other

batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

(noun) (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”


(verb) fill to overflow; “heap the platter with potatoes”

stack, pile, heap

(verb) arrange in stacks; “heap firewood around the fireplace”; “stack your books up on the shelves”


(verb) bestow in large quantities; “He heaped him with work”; “She heaped scorn upon him”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



heap (plural heaps)

A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of people.

A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation.

A great number or large quantity of things.

(computing) A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.

(computing) Memory that is dynamically allocated.

(colloquial) A dilapidated place or vehicle.

(colloquial) A lot, a large amount


• See also lot


• compost heap


heap (third-person singular simple present heaps, present participle heaping, simple past and past participle heaped)

(transitive) To pile in a heap.

(transitive) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring.

(transitive) To supply in great quantity.


• (pile in a heap): amass, heap up, pile up; see also pile up


heap (not comparable)

(representing broken English stereotypically or comically attributed to Native Americans; may be offensive) Very.


• HAPE, HEPA, epha, hep A

Source: Wiktionary

Heap, n. Etym: [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. heáp; akin to OS. h, D. hoop, OHG. houf, h, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob., Icel. h troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]

1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons. [Now Low or Humorous] The wisdom of a heap of learned men. Chaucer. A heap of vassals and slaves. Bacon. He had heaps of friends. W.Black.

2. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile. [Now Low or Humorous] A vast heap, both of places of scripture and quotations. Bp. Burnet. I have noticed a heap of things in my life. R. L. Stevenson.

3. 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. Huge heaps of slain around the body rise. Dryden.

Heap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heaped; p. pr. & vb. n. Heaping.] Etym: [AS. heápian.]

1. To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate;

– usually with up; as, to heap up treasures. Though he heap up silver as the dust. Job. xxvii. 16.

2. 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.

3. To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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