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  Dictionary Definition of heap

1. an assemblage of things, lying one on another; a pile: a heap of stones.
2. Colloquial a great quantity or number; a multitude.
3. Colloquial something very old and dilapidated, especially a motor car.
4. ( plural ) (used as intensifier): Bill's pile is heaps bigger than mine.
-- verb (t)
5. (often followed by up, on, together, etc.) to gather, put, or cast in a heap; pile.
6. (often followed by up ) to accumulate or amass: to heap up riches.
7. to cast or bestow in great quantity: to heap blessings or insults upon a person.
8. to load or supply abundantly with something: to heap a person with favours.
-- verb (i)
9. to become heaped or piled, as sand, snow, etc.; rise in a heap or heaps.
-- phrase
10. give someone heaps, Colloquial a. to express strong displeasure with (someone); criticise severely. b. to tease; provoke to anger, annoyance, etc., by banter or mockery.
11. give it heaps, to treat with firmness, in order to exact good performance.
12. heap coals of fire on someone's head, to mortify or make ashamed (someone who has acted unkindly) by being especially kind to them.
13. strike all of a heap, Colloquial to dumbfound; amaze; overwhelm.
[ME heep, OE heap heap, multitude, troop, c. LG hop; akin to G Haufen ]
-- heaper, noun