dump heap

pile of garbage, heap of trash

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dump — dump1 [dump] vt. [ME dompen, to plunge, throw down; prob. < ON base akin to Dan dumpe, Swed dompa: for IE base see DEEP] 1. to throw down or out roughly; empty out or unload as in a heap or mass 2. a) to throw away (garbage, rubbish, etc.),… …   English World dictionary

  • dump — [n1] junkyard ash heap*, cesspool, depot, dumping ground, garbage lot, junk pile*, magazine, refuse heap, rubbish pile, swamp; concepts 438,449,680 dump [n2] slummy establishment hole, hovel, joint*, mess*, pigpen*, pigsty*, shack, shanty, slum,… …   New thesaurus

  • Dump leaching — is an industrial process to extract precious metals and copper from ores.[1] Dump leaching is similar to heap leaching, however in the case of dump leaching ore is taken directly from the mine and stacked on the leach pad without crushing where,… …   Wikipedia

  • heap — [n] pile, accumulation abundance, agglomeration, aggregation, a lot*, amassment, assemblage, bank, batch, bulk, bunch, bundle, cargo, clump, cluster, collection, concentration, congeries, deposit, fullness, gathering, gobs*, great deal, harvest,… …   New thesaurus

  • dump — ► NOUN 1) a site for depositing rubbish or waste. 2) a heap of rubbish left at a dump. 3) informal an unpleasant or dreary place. 4) Military a temporary store of weaponry or provisions. 5) Computing an act of dumping stored data. ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • dump — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. drop, let fall; discharge, unload; abandon, jettison, scrap, junk, discard, ditch (sl.); flood the market. See rejection. n. trash heap, junkpile, midden; store, depot, depository; den; slang, dive,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dump — Synonyms and related words: Augean stables, Parthian shot, abandon, abase, abasement, abash, abjure, abundance, accumulation, affront, amassment, ammo dump, archives, armory, arsenal, artillery park, aspersion, atomic arsenal, atrocity, attic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heap — I n. a compost; dump; scrap heap II v. (d; tr.) to heap on, upon (to heap gifts on smb.) * * * [hiːp] dump scrap heap upon (to heap gifts on smb.) (d; tr.) to heap on a compost …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Dump truck — For other uses, see Dump truck (disambiguation). A dump truck (or, UK, dumper truck) is a truck used for transporting loose material (such as sand, gravel, or dirt) for construction. A typical dump truck is equipped with a hydraulically operated… …   Wikipedia

  • dump — 1. noun 1) take the garbage to the dump Syn: transfer station, garbage dump, landfill (site), rubbish heap, dumping ground; dustheap, slag heap 2) informal the house is a dump Syn: hovel, shack, slum; …   Thesaurus of popular words

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