heap vs mound what difference

what is difference between heap and mound

English

Etymology

From Middle English heep, from Old English hēap, from Proto-West Germanic *haup, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz (compare Dutch hoop, German Low German Hupen, German Haufen), from Proto-Indo-European *koupos (hill) (compare Lithuanian kaũpas, Albanian qipi (stack), Avestan ????????????????(kåfa)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: hēp, IPA(key): /hiːp/
  • ((Ireland), dated) enPR: hāp, IPA(key): /heːp/
  • Rhymes: -iːp

Noun

heap (plural heaps)

  1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of people.
    • 1623, Francis Bacon, An Advertisement touching an Holy War
      a heap of vassals and slaves
    • 1876, Anthony Trollope, s:Doctor Thorne
      He had plenty of friends, heaps of friends in the parliamentary sense
  2. A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation.
    • Huge heaps of slain around the body rise.
  3. A great number or large quantity of things.
    • 1679, Gilbert Burnet, The History of the Reformation of the Church of England
      a vast heap, both of places of scripture and quotations
    • 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson, s:Will o’ the Mill
      I have noticed a heap of things in my life.
  4. (computing) A data structure consisting of trees in which each node is greater than all its children.
  5. (computing) Memory that is dynamically allocated.
  6. (colloquial) A dilapidated place or vehicle.
    • 1991 May 12, “Kidnapped!” Jeeves and Wooster, Series 2, Episode 5:
      Chuffy: It’s on a knife edge at the moment, Bertie. If he can get planning permission, old Stoker’s going to take this heap off my hands in return for vast amounts of oof.
  7. (colloquial) A lot, a large amount

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:lot

Hyponyms

  • compost heap

Derived terms

  • heapful
  • heapmeal
  • it takes a heap of living to make a house a home

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: ipi

Translations

Verb

heap (third-person singular simple present heaps, present participle heaping, simple past and past participle heaped)

  1. (transitive) To pile in a heap.
  2. (transitive) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring.
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act I, scene II, verses 40-42
      Cry a reward, to him who shall first bring
      News of that vanished Arabian,
      A full-heap’d helmet of the purest gold.
  3. (transitive) To supply in great quantity.
Synonyms
  • (pile in a heap): amass, heap up, pile up; see also Thesaurus:pile up

Derived terms

  • heap coals of fire on someone’s head
  • heaped (adj), heaping (adj)
  • heap up
  • overheap

Translations

Adverb

heap (not comparable)

  1. (offensive, representing broken English stereotypically or comically attributed to Native Americans) Very.
    • 1980, Joey Lee Dillard, Perspectives on American English (page 417)
      We are all familiar with the stereotyped broken English which writers of Western stories, comic strips, and similar literature put into the mouths of Indians: ‘me heap big chief’, ‘you like um fire water’, and so forth.
    • 2004, John Robert Colombo, The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes (page 175)
      Once upon a time, a Scotsman, an Englishman, and an Irishman are captured by the Red Indians [] He approaches the Englishman, pinches the skin of his upper arm, and says, “Hmmm, heap good skin, nice and thick.

Anagrams

  • HAPE, HEPA, epha, hep A

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *haup, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz.

Cognate with Old Frisian hāp, Old Saxon hōp, Old High German houf. Old Norse hópr differs from the expected form *haupr because it is a borrowing from Middle Low German.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xæ͜ɑːp/, [hæ͜ɑːp]

Noun

hēap m

  1. group
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, “The Nativity of St. Paul the Apostle”
  2. heap

Declension

Derived terms

  • hēapmǣlum

Descendants

  • Middle English: heep
    • English: heap

Portuguese

Etymology

From English heap

Noun

heap m or f (in variation) (plural heaps)

  1. (computing) heap (tree-based data structure)

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian hāp, from Proto-West Germanic *haup, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz (heap).

Noun

heap c (plural heapen or heappen, diminutive heapke)

  1. heap, pile
  2. mass, gang, horde

Further reading

  • “heap”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011


English

Etymology

From earlier meaning “hedge, fence”, from Middle English mound, mund (protection, boundary, raised earthen rampart), from Old English mund (hand, hand of protection, protector, guardianship), from Proto-Germanic *mundō (hand), *munduz (protection, patron), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂-nt-éh₂ (the beckoning one), from *men-, *man-, *mar- (hand). Cognate with Old Frisian mund (guardianship), Old High German munt (hand, protection) (German Mündel (ward), Vormund (a guardian)), Old Norse mund (hand) (Icelandic mund), Middle Dutch mond (protection), Latin manus (hand), Ancient Greek μάρη (márē, hand).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maʊnd/
  • Rhymes: -aʊnd

Noun

mound (plural mounds)

  1. An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense
    Synonyms: bulwark, rampart
  2. A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  3. (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  4. A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  5. (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  6. (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  7. (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  8. (obsolete) A helmet.
  9. (obsolete) Might; size.

Synonyms

  • (part of regalia): globus cruciger, globe, orb

Derived terms

  • shaftmound

Translations

Verb

mound (third-person singular simple present mounds, present participle mounding, simple past and past participle mounded)

  1. (transitive) To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  2. (transitive) To force or pile into a mound or mounds.

Synonyms

  • (fortify with a mound): bank, bank up, bulwark, rampart
  • (pile into mounds): heap up, pile; see also Thesaurus:pile up

Derived terms

  • amound

Translations

See also

  • mound on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Mound in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • Mudon, Mundo

Middle English

Noun

mound

  1. Alternative form of mund

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