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Definition 1: a car that is old and unreliable - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where heap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fenders had fallen off that old bus

Synonyms for heap in the sense of this definition

(heap is a kind of ...) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

(heap is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: a collection of objects laid on top of each other - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for heap in the sense of this definition

(heap is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of heap ) a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel

(... is a kind of heap ) wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

(... is a kind of heap ) an orderly pile

(... is a kind of heap ) pile of waste matter from coal mining etc

(... is a kind of heap ) 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"

(... is a kind of heap ) pile of discarded metal

(... is a kind of heap ) a heap of dung or refuse

(... is a kind of heap ) a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost

(... is a kind of heap ) a storage pile accumulated for future use

Definition 3: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where heap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for heap in the sense of this definition

(heap is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of heap ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of heap ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 4: fill to overflow - [verb of change]

Samples where heap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heap the platter with potatoes

(heap is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 5: arrange in stacks - [verb of contact]

Samples where heap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heap in the sense of this definition

(heap is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of heap ) pile in ricks

"rick hay"

(... is a kind of heap ) stack in cords

"cord firewood"

Definition 6: bestow in large quantities - [verb of possession]

Samples where heap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(heap is a kind of ...) 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"

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