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Noun: heaps  heeps
Usage: informal
  1. A large number or amount
    "made heaps of new friends";
    - tons [informal], dozens, lots, piles [informal], scores, stacks [informal], loads [informal], rafts [informal], slews, wads [informal], oodles [informal], gobs [N. Amer, informal], scads [N. Amer, informal], lashings [Brit, informal], many, masses [Brit, informal]
Adverb: heaps  heeps
  1. Very much
    "thanks heaps"
Noun: heap  heep
  1. A collection of objects laid on top of each other
    - pile, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus
  2. (often followed by 'of') a large number, amount or extent
    "a heap of letters";
    - batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile [informal], plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, bunch [informal]
  3. [informal] A car that is old and unreliable
    "the fenders had fallen off that old heap";
    - bus [informal], jalopy [informal], banger [Brit, informal], hooptie [US, informal], clunker [N. Amer, informal]
  4. (computing) a data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children
Verb: heap  heep
  1. Bestow in large quantities
    "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"
  2. Arrange in stacks
    "heap firewood around the fireplace";
    - stack, pile
  3. Fill to overflow
    "heap the platter with potatoes"

See also: pile up

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, arrange, assemblage, auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, collection, dysphemism, fill, fill up, give, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, motorcar, set up, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Heaps, Elizabeth

Heap, John