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1. informal A large amount (of something). There was already a heap of people waiting to get into the store this morning. We've had a heap of problems getting our product out to market.
2. slang An old, beat-up, or run-down car. I know it isn't a looker, but this heap still runs great. My dad said he would get me a car for my birthday, but he just gave me his old heap and bought a new one for himself!


1. noun, informal A large amount (of something). He's got heaps of money. He can afford to buy us lunch. We've had heaps of problems getting our product out to market.
2. adverb, informal Used as an intensifier meaning "very much" or "a lot." A: "How are you feeling? I heard you were pretty run-down last week." B: "I'm heaps better, thanks for asking!" I've driven the car heaps and never once did I have a problem with it. You must just be unlucky. I should have installed more memory in my computer ages ago—it's heaps faster now!
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heaps ˈbetter, ˈmore, ˈolder, etc.

(British English, informal) a lot better, etc: Help yourself — there’s heaps more.He looks heaps better than when I last saw him.
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