verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- healy, timothy michael,
- heaney, seamus,
- hear a peep out of,
- hear a pin drop, can
- overwhelmed with astonishment; amazed: We were struck all of a heap upon hearing of their divorce.
- suddenly; abruptly: All of a heap the room was empty.
Origin of heap
Examples from the Web for heap
Since then, Abilify has risen from the fifth-most-prescribed drug to the top of the heap.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year|Jay Michaelson|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This regrettable action will, of course, ignite a racial gang war, leaving a heap of bodies in its wake.Inside 'Sons of Anarchy's' Final Season: Creator Kurt Sutter on the Most Brutal Season Yet|Annaliza Savage|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Heap praise, not scorn, on physicians who are brave and caring enough to recommend cannabis when appropriate.
Nestled here, in the southwestern corner of the compound, is a heap of crumbling concrete.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If not, you'll be seen as a hypocrite and as a known Christian, heap shame on the Gospel.Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate|Kirsten Powers, Jonathan Merritt|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can—this heap has got the legs of a centipede and you've got plenty of gas and oil.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
Then it came to the ground in a heap, writhing horribly in its death agonies.Jack North's Treasure Hunt|Roy Rockwood
Though hanging over Clare's back he knew presently, by his stopping, that they had come to the heap.A Rough Shaking|George MacDonald
Lady Loring ran through her correspondence rapidly, pushed away the letters in a heap, and poured herself out a second cup of tea.The Black Robe|Wilkie Collins
Down, down, down he fell, on to a heap of great sharp stones.
Word Origin for heap
Old English heap "pile, great number, multitude" (of things or persons), from West Germanic *haupaz (cf. Old Saxon hop, Old Frisian hap, Middle Low German hupe, Dutch hoop, German Haufe "heap"), perhaps related to Old English heah "high." Slang meaning "old car" is attested from 1924. As a characteristic word in American Indian English speech, "a lot, a great deal," by 1832.
Old English heapian "collect, heap up, bring together;" from heap (n.). Related: Heaped; heaping. Cf. Old High German houfon "to heap."