ETYM Old Eng. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. heáp; akin to OS. hôp, Dutch hoop, Old High Germ. houf, hűfo, German haufe, haufen, Swed. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hôpr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith. kaupas. Related to Hope, in Forlorn hope.
1. A great number or large quantity of things placed in a disordered pile.
2. A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form mound.