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Heap Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    heap n
  1. a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: pile, mound, cumulus]
  2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
  3. a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus" [syn: bus, jalopy] v
  4. bestow in large quantities; "He heaped him with work"; "She heaped scorn upon him"
  5. arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves" [syn: stack, pile]
  6. fill to overflow; "heap the platter with potatoes"
Heap Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Heap \Heap\, n. [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. he['a]p; akin to OS. h?p, D. hoop, OHG. houf, h?fo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob., Icel. h?pr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Heap'

  • Heap: Heap may refer to: Computer science. Heap (data structure), a form of priority queue. Heap (or free store), an area of memory used for dynamic ...
  • Heap (data structure): In computer science , a heap is a specialized tree -based data structure that satisfies the heap property: if B is a child node of A, ...
  • Imogen Heap: Imogen Heap (ˈɪmədʒɨn ˈhiːp) (born 9 December 1977 in the London Borough of Havering is a Grammy Award -winning British singer, composer ...
  • Todd Heap: Todd Benjamin Heap (born March 16, 1980 in Mesa, Arizona ) is a Pro Bowl tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football ...
  • Heap overflow: A heap overflow is a type of buffer overflow that occurs in the heap data area. Heap overflows are exploitable in a different manner to ...
  • Heap (comics): The Heap is the name of three fictional comic book muck- monster s, the original of which first appeared in Hillman Periodicals ' Air ...
  • Heap (mathematics): In abstract algebra , a heap (sometimes also called a groud) is a mathematical generalisation of a group . Informally speaking, a heap is ...

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* This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

* A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. - Lao Tzu

* Faced by the mountainous heap of the minutiae of knowledge and awed by the watchful severity of his colleagues, the modern historian too often takes refuge in learned articles or narrowly specialized dissertations, small fortresses that are easy to defend from attack. - Steven Runciman

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