KJV Dictionary Definition: heap


HEAP, n.

1. A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body so as to form an elevation; as a heap of earth or stones.

Huge heaps of slain around the body rise.

2. A crowd; a throng; a cluster; applied to living persons. Inelegant and not in use.

3. A mass of ruins.

Thou hast made of a city a heap. Is.25.

HEAP, v.t.

1. To throw or lay in a heap; to pile; as, to heap stones; often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.

2. To amass; to accumulate; to lay up; to collect in great quantity; with up; as, to heap up treasures.

Though the wicked heap up silver as the dust--Job.27.

3. To add something else, in large quantities.

4. To pile; to add till the mass takes a roundish form, or till it rises above the measure;as, to heap any thing in measuring.


HE'APED, pp. Piled; amassed; accumulated.


HE'APING, ppr. Piling; collecting into a mass.