Heap
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- Definition of the noun heap
- Definition of the verb heap
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Definition of the noun heap
What does heap mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: heaps
- a collection of objects laid on top of each other
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- synonyms of heap: agglomerate / cumulation / cumulus / mound / pile
- more generic words: accumulation / aggregation / assemblage / collection = several things grouped together or considered as a whole
- more specific terms:
- compost heap / compost pile = a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
- dunghill / muckheap / muckhill / midden = a heap of dung or refuse
- scrapheap = pile of discarded metal
- shock = a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry
- slagheap = pile of waste matter from coal mining etc
- stack = an orderly pile
- funeral pyre / pyre = wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
- woodpile = a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
- stockpile = a storage pile accumulated for future use
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- synonyms of heap: batch / deal / flock / good deal / great deal / hatful / lot / mass / mess / mickle / mint / mountain / muckle / passel / peck / pile / plenty / pot / quite a little / raft / sight / slew / spate / stack / tidy sum / wad
- more generic terms: large indefinite amount / large indefinite quantity = an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
- more specific words:
- inundation / torrent / deluge / flood = an overwhelming number or amount
- haymow = a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
- a car that is old and unreliable
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of heap: bus / jalopy
- more generic words: auto / automobile / car / machine / motorcar = a motor vehicle with four wheels; dysphemism = an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
Alternative definition of the noun heap
noun
- A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
- A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
- A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.
- [computing] A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.
Definition of the verb heap
What does heap mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: heaped | heaping | heaps
- bestow in large quantities
- examples: He heaped him with work | She heaped scorn upon him
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
- arrange in stacks
- examples: heap firewood around the fireplace | They heap the books into the box
- syntax:
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] Jessica squirted water [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination] Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): dab, daub, drape, dust, load, mound, plant, slather, stack, stock, stuff.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of heap: pile / stack
- more generic terms: arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
- more specific words:
- fill to overflow
Character
The Heap is the name of several fictional comic book muck-monsters, the original of which first appeared in Hillman Periodicals' Air Fighters Comics #3, during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books. The character was created by writer Harry Stein and artist Mort Leav, and revived in the 1980s by Eclipse Comics.
- created by Mort Leav & Harry Stein
Music
"Heap" is a musical album of Lick.
- released in (19 years ago)
Miscellanea
- Heap: In computer science, a heap is a specialized tree-based data structure that satisfies the heap property: If A is a parent node of B then the key of node A is ordered with respect to the key of node B with the same ordering applying across the heap. Either the keys of parent nodes are always greater than or equal to those of the children and the highest key is in the root node or the keys of parent nodes are less than or equal to those of the children and the lowest key is in the root node. Heaps are crucial in several efficient graph algorithms such as Dijkstra's algorithm, and in the sorting algorithm heapsort. A common implementation of a heap is the binary heap, in which the tree is a complete binary tree.
- also known as كومة, Συσσώρευση
- Heap: In abstract algebra, a heap is a mathematical generalization of a group. Informally speaking, a heap is obtained from a group by "forgetting" which element is the unit, in the same way that an affine space can be viewed as a vector space in which the 0 element has been "forgotten". A heap is essentially the same thing as a torsor, and the category of heaps is equivalent to the category of torsors, with morphisms given by transport of structure under group homomorphisms, but the theory of heaps emphasizes the intrinsic composition law, rather than global structures such as the geometry of bundles.
- Heap is a family name.
Phrases with Heap
- heap up
- To-Heap
- Ant-Heap
- dung heap
- junk heap
- Slag heap
- Spoil Heap
- trash heap
- refuse heap
- compost heap
- garbage heap
- rubbish heap
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Heap
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Handbook of Combinatorics (1995)
by R.L. Graham
As mentioned above, a heap is a data structure that can handle these operations in logarithmic time. Since DECREASEKEY is performed more often than the other two operations, we can improve the overall running time by decreasing the ...
Combinatorial Algorithms (2012)
23rd International Workshop, IWOCA 2012, Krishnankoil, India, July 19-21, 2012, Revised Selected Papers by W. F. Symth, Subramanian Arumugam
An array-based weak heap is an efficient data structure for realizing an elementary priority queue.
However, one reason why a user might select a weak heap over a binary heap is that weak heaps are known to perform less element ...
Multiresolution Methods in Scattered Data Modelling (2004)
by Armin Iske
Heaps and Priority Queues A heap is a standard data structure which supports the efficient sorting of data objects.
Country Life in America (1911)
The true compost heap is a progressive affair: at the one end may be the ...
Logic Programming (2002)
18th International Conference, ICLP 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 29 - August 1, 2002 Proceedings by Peter J. Stuckey
We will use the following terminology: the heap is the area in ...
A Dictionary of the English Language (1818)
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson
HEAP.+ n, s: , [heap, Saxon; ...
Logic and Lexicon (2013)
The Semantics of the Indefinite by Manfred Pinkal
THE SORITES PARADOX Alternative Forms The “Sorites” or “paradox of the heap” is attributed to Eubulides, a representative of the Megarian school (thus it is also called the “Megarian” paradox). Its original form is disputed!; however, ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
(heap, Saxon; heep, Dutch and Scottish], 1. Many single things thrown together; a pile ; an accumulation.— - - The way to lay the city flat, - And bury all which yet distinctly ranges, . In heaps and piles of ruin. Shak. --The dead were fallen ...
Pansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)
by Louisa Pansegrouw
thriving, viable, vigorous, well, wholesome healthy and strong lusty healthy condition fitness healthy-looking bonny healthy practice hygiene healthy red ruddy healthy spot spa heap accumulate, accumulation, amass, bank, bestow, burden, ...
The Encyclopedia of Country Music (2004)
Jimmy Heap b. Taylor, Texas, March 3, 1922; d. December 4, 1977 James Arthur Heap was a guitarist, songwriter, and honkytonk bandleader (the Melody Masters ), best known for making early recordings of songs later immortalized by others.
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- Heap
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- Heap
One of the many sea worthy vessels in the bay.
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- The Heap
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- King of the (dung) heap
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Video language resources about Heap
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- Java Pass By Value Stack Heap Memory Explanation
Explanation on Java Heap Memory, Stack Memory and how variables and references are created and how java is pass by value.
- Heap Meaning
Video shows what heap means. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of people.. A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together ...
- Spoil heap Meaning
Video shows what spoil heap means. A heap formed of spoil (material discarded during mining or excavation).. The place where spoil is dumped.. spoil heap ...
- Heap up Meaning
Video shows what heap up means. to increase over a period of time, to accumulate. Heap up Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...
- Arturas Bumsteinas "Heap of Language (after Robert Smithson)" 2009
Arturas Bumsteinas "Heap of Language (after Robert Smithson)" 2009 performed by: Anton Lukoszevieze (cello, voice) and Chordos String Quartet.
- Learning English through Images - heap, form, stretch - ESL Lesson 251
SCRIPT Logs have been heaped. Beads of water have formed on the leaf. A cat is stretching out. A) A branch is being cut off of a tree. B) Logs have been ...
- Inverted Heap of Language
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Quotes about Heap
This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still. (Joseph Conrad)
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Scrabble value of H_{4}E_{1}A_{1}P_{3}
The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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