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 heaped
And they said that the blame for managing foreign policy crises can hardly be heaped on the departing secretary.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A mound of flowers to those killed by real bullets is heaped in a memorial on the road to the parliament.
One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.
But those who heaped abuse were the rarities, the people my friends and I laughed at.Knesset Member Calls for Jailing of Human Rights Activists|Emily L. Hauser|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If, for a while, critical attention was heaped on post-9/11 fiction—What is it?
The talk turned on "El Dorado" and the fabulous treasures he had heaped up.Sea-Dogs All!|Tom Bevan
At the present day she puts her foot upon it and knocks down little piles of heaped grain.
Vincenzio Romoli, together with Agnolino, tended the fire and heaped on quantities of precious perfumes.
There they were, heaped up in an auriferous pyramid curiously balanced on its apex.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches|Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
But now the pyre is ready to be heaped, and the obsequies of Patroclus are on the point of being celebrated.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
Word Origin for heap
Old English heapian "collect, heap up, bring together;" from heap (n.). Related: Heaped; heaping. Cf. Old High German houfon "to 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.