Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of heap.
  • n. A large amount.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heap.
  • adv. Very much, a lot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large quantity. See heap, senses 2 and 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large number or amount
  • adv. very much

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Examples

  • He informed me that he had been frequently in several of the principal Moorish towns of the coast, which he described as heaps of ruins: the Moors themselves he called Caffres and wild beasts.

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  • The Mediterranean port city of Marseille has been particularly hard hit, with a strike by garbage collectors leaving the streets buried in heaps of trash.

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  • Lost, hidden or assumed pieces of information come to the surface and there is an audible “A ha!” and the story goes ahead in heaps and bounds.

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  • Company officials say that almost 2.5 million tonnes of iron ore, equal to half a year's production, is lying in heaps at the mines.

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  • The crumbled concrete has sat in heaps for so long that erosion has begun to soften its edges, scouring away the memory of blocks and mortar.

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  • Boxes, bulging garbage bags, stuffed animals, a dirty microwave and other junk lie in heaps in what appears to be a city apartment, or maybe just a dead-end alley.

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  • The sequel improves on Spiderman in heaps and bounds, not only does Spiderman still have his comedic side to him but also the action sequences are what you expect from a superhero movie AMAZING!

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  • Similarly many rich Republican industrial folk saw themselves – and just visit Harvard or Yale for a painful demonstration of this – their sons die in heaps because they were terrified of this awful system.

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  • While there is a great conversational tone with Vicky and the characters she's closest to, there were moments when information would be dumped in heaps in the coarse of some interactions.

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  • He was so loud when he said it; I saw old Miss James, who measures loves in heaps, across the street look out her window and shake her head.

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