verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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
Synonyms for heap
Examples from the Web for heaped
Contemporary Examples of 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
A mound of flowers to those killed by real bullets is heaped in a memorial on the road to the parliament.My Walk Through Kiev's Maidan Square
April 6, 2014
One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.Thank God Pope Francis Is a Jesuit
March 16, 2013
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
If, for a while, critical attention was heaped on post-9/11 fiction—What is it?Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
November 20, 2010
Historical Examples of heaped
If we heaped the fireplace to the top, it could not make them seem home-like.In the Valley
You may cover them with cream whipped to a stiff froth, and heaped on them.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
But the wrongs society has heaped upon me are treasured in this breast.'Little Dorrit
Plainly as look could speak, it said, "Will you suffer this injustice to be heaped upon me?"The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Then he brought forth gifts and heaped them up before the steps.The Chinese Fairy Book
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.