heap Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"heap" in British English

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heapnoun [C]

uk   us   /hiːp/
C2 an ​untidypile or ​mass of things: a heap of ​clothes/​rubbish
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heapverb [T + adv/prep]

uk   us   /hiːp/
to put things into a ​large, ​untidypile: He heaped more ​food onto his ​plate.
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(Definition of heap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heap" in American English

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heapnoun [C]

 us   /hip/
a ​messypile of things: A heap of ​dirtylaundrylay at the ​foot of his ​bed.a heap of/heaps of something infml A heap of/heaps of something is a lot of it: Isako is making heaps of ​money now that she’s in ​business for herself.

heapverb [T]

 us   /hip/
to put things in a ​pile: They ​heapedtheirplates with ​food.
(Definition of heap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heap”
in Korean 더미…
in Arabic كَوْمة…
in Malaysian longgokan, banyak…
in French tas, des tas de…
in Russian куча, груда…
in Chinese (Traditional) (淩亂的)一堆…
in Italian mucchio…
in Turkish küme, yığın, öbek…
in Polish kupa…
in Spanish montón, un montón de, millones de…
in Vietnamese đống, nhiều…
in Portuguese monte…
in Thai ปริมาณมาก…
in German der Haufen, die Menge…
in Catalan munt…
in Japanese (雑に)積み重なったもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) (凌乱的)一堆…
in Indonesian tumpukan, banyak…
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