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Heap vs. Pile

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  • Heap (noun)

    A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of people.

  • Heap (noun)

    A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation.

    "a heap of earth or stones"

  • Heap (noun)

    A great number or large quantity of things.

  • Heap (noun)

    A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.

  • Heap (noun)

    Memory that is dynamically allocated.

    "You should move these structures from the stack to the heap to avoid a potential stack overflow."

  • Heap (noun)

    A dilapidated place or vehicle.

    "My first car was an old heap."

  • Heap (noun)

    A lot, a large amount

    "Thanks a heap!"

  • Heap (verb)

    To pile in a heap.

    "He heaped the laundry upon the bed and began folding."

  • Heap (verb)

    To form or round into a heap, as in measuring.

  • Heap (verb)

    To supply in great quantity.

    "They heaped praise upon their newest hero."

  • Pile (noun)

    A mass of things heaped together; a heap.

  • Pile (noun)

    A group or list of related items up for consideration, especially in some kind of selection process.

    "When we were looking for a new housemate, we put the nice woman on the "maybe" pile, and the annoying guy on the "no" pile."

  • Pile (noun)

    A mass formed in layers.

    "a pile of shot"

  • Pile (noun)

    A funeral pile; a pyre.

  • Pile (noun)

    A large building, or mass of buildings.

  • Pile (noun)

    A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a fagot.

  • Pile (noun)

    A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals (especially copper and zinc), laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; a voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.

  • Pile (noun)

    An atomic pile; an early form of nuclear reactor.

  • Pile (noun)

    The reverse (or tails) of a coin.

  • Pile (noun)

    A list or league

  • Pile (noun)

    A dart; an arrow.

  • Pile (noun)

    The head of an arrow or spear.

  • Pile (noun)

    A large stake, or piece of pointed timber, steel etc., driven into the earth or sea-bed for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.

  • Pile (noun)

    One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.

  • Pile (noun)

    A hemorrhoid.

  • Pile (noun)

    Hair, especially when very fine or short; the fine underfur of certain animals. (Formerly countable, now treated as a collective singular.)

  • Pile (noun)

    The raised hairs, loops or strands of a fabric; the nap of a cloth.

  • Pile (verb)

    To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate

    "They were piling up wood on the wheelbarrow."

  • Pile (verb)

    To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.

    "We piled the camel with our loads."

  • Pile (verb)

    To add something to a great number.

  • Pile (verb)

    (of vehicles) To create a hold-up.

  • Pile (verb)

    To place (guns, muskets, etc.) together in threes so that they can stand upright, supporting each other.

  • Pile (verb)

    To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.

  • Pile (verb)

    To give a pile to; to make shaggy.

Wiktionary
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  • Heap (noun)

    A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.

  • Heap (noun)

    A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile; as, a heap of trouble.

  • Heap (noun)

    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.

  • Heap

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

  • Heap

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

  • Heap

    To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.

  • Pile (noun)

    A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.

  • Pile (noun)

    A covering of hair or fur.

  • Pile (noun)

    The head of an arrow or spear.

  • Pile (noun)

    A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.

  • Pile (noun)

    One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.

  • Pile (noun)

    A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.

  • Pile (noun)

    A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.

  • Pile (noun)

    A funeral pile; a pyre.

  • Pile (noun)

    A large building, or mass of buildings.

  • Pile (noun)

    Same as Fagot, n., 2.

  • Pile (noun)

    A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; - commonly called Volta's pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.

  • Pile (noun)

    The reverse of a coin. See Reverse.

  • Pile

    To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.

  • Pile

    To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; - often with up; as, to pile up wood.

  • Pile

    To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Heap (noun)

    a collection of objects laid on top of each other

  • Heap (noun)

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

    "a batch of letters"

    "a deal of trouble"

    "a lot of money"

    "he made a mint on the stock market"

    "it must have cost plenty"

  • Heap (noun)

    a car that is old and unreliable;

    "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

  • Heap (verb)

    bestow in large quantities;

    "He heaped him with work"

    "She heaped scorn upon him"

  • Heap (verb)

    arrange in stacks;

    "heap firewood around the fireplace"

    "stack your books up on the shelves"

  • Heap (verb)

    fill to overflow;

    "heap the platter with potatoes"

  • Pile (noun)

    a collection of objects laid on top of each other

  • Pile (noun)

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

    "a batch of letters"

    "a deal of trouble"

    "a lot of money"

    "he made a mint on the stock market"

    "it must have cost plenty"

  • Pile (noun)

    a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit);

    "she made a bundle selling real estate"

    "they sank megabucks into their new house"

  • Pile (noun)

    fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

  • Pile (noun)

    battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta

  • Pile (noun)

    a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

  • Pile (noun)

    the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave;

    "for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"

  • Pile (noun)

    a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

  • Pile (verb)

    arrange in stacks;

    "heap firewood around the fireplace"

    "stack your books up on the shelves"

  • Pile (verb)

    press tightly together or cram;

    "The crowd packed the auditorium"

  • Pile (verb)

    place or lay as if in a pile;

    "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"

Princeton's WordNet
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