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heap

heap

 
 
pronunciation:
hip
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: many things lying on top of each other; pile.
As she dumped her purse, all kinds of things fell out, landing in a heap on the table.
synonyms:
pile
similar words:
accumulation, bank, mound, mountain, stack
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: heaped, heaping, heaps
definition 1: to put or form in a heap; pile up (often followed by "up" or "on").
He heaped all his books on the desk.
synonyms:
pile
similar words:
bank, mound, stack
definition 2: to give or fill in large amounts (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
The teacher heaped praise upon her students.I heaped up my plate with spaghetti.
synonyms:
pile
similar words:
lavish
definition 3: to fill or fill with too much.
He heaped the laundry basket with dirty clothes.
synonyms:
pile
similar words:
fill, load, stack, stuff
definition 4: to be piled up; to be in one or more heaps (often followed by "up").
The snow heaped up behind the fence.
synonyms:
accumulate
similar words:
drift