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Etymology

Old English hēap

Noun

Singular
heap

Plural
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  1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
  2. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
  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.
  4. (computing) A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.

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Verb

Infinitive
to heap

Third person singular
heap

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to heap (third-person singular simple present heap, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To pile in a heap.
    He heaped the laundry upon the bed and began folding.
  2. (transitive) To supply in great quantity.
    They heaped praise upon their newest hero.

Translations


Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *haup-, whence also Old High German houf. Compare also Old Norse hópr

Noun

hēap m

  1. heap

West Frisian

Noun

heap c.

  1. heap, pile

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