Heam to Heartburn
(Heam) n. [Cf. AS. cildhamma womb, OD. hamme afterbirth, LG. hamen.] The afterbirth or
secundines of a beast.
(Heap) n. [OE. heep, heap, heap, multitude, AS. heáp; akin to OS. hop, D. hoop, OHG. houf,
hufo, G. haufe, haufen, Sw. hop, Dan. hob, Icel. hopr troop, flock, Russ. kupa heap, crowd, Lith.
kaupas. Cf. Hope, in Forlorn hope.]
1. A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons. [Now Low or Humorous]
The wisdom of a heap of learned men.Chaucer.
A heap of vassals and slaves.Bacon.
He had heaps of friends.W. Black.
2. A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile. [Now Low or Humorous]
A vast heap, both of places of scripture and quotations.Bp. Burnet.
I have noticed a heap of things in my life.R. L. Stevenson.
3. 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.
Huge heaps of slain around the body rise.Dryden.
(Heap), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heaped (hept); p. pr. & vb. n. Heaping.] [AS. heápian.]
1. To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.
Though he heap up silver as the dust.Job. xxvii. 16.
2. 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.
3. To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.
(Heap"er) n. One who heaps, piles, or amasses.
(Heap"y) a. Lying in heaps. Gay.
(Hear) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heard (herd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hearing.] [OE. heren, AS,. hiéran,
hyran, heran; akin to OS. horian, OFries. hera, hora, D. hooren, OHG. horen, G. hören, Icel. heyra,
Sw. höra, Dan. hore, Goth. hausjan, and perh. to Gr. 'akoy`ein, E. acoustic. Cf. Hark, Hearken.]
1. To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a
voice; to hear one call.
Lay thine ear close to the ground, and list if thou canst hear the tread of travelers.Shak.
He had been heard to utter an ominous growl.Macaulay.
2. To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to
examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to- morrow.
3. To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.