- 1 heap (of something) a messy pile of something The building was reduced to a heap of rubble. a compost heap His clothes lay in a heap on the floor. Worn-out car tires were stacked in heaps. see also compost heap, scrap heap, slag heap
- 2[usually plural] (informal) a lot of something There's heaps of time before the plane leaves. I've got heaps to tell you.
- 3(informal) (humorous) a car that is old and in bad condition Idioms
high up/low down in the structure of an organization or a society These workers are at the bottom of the economic heap.
at the top/bottom of the heapjump to other results
to fall down heavily and not move He collapsed in a heap on the floor.
collapse, fall, etc. in a heapjump to other results