Definition of Stack in English :

Define Stack in English

Stack meaning in English

Meaning of Stack in English

Pronunciation of Stack in English

Stack pronunciation in English

Pronounce Stack in English


see synonyms of stack


1. stack

an orderly pile

2. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

(often followed by of') a large number or amount or extent

Example Sentences:
'a batch of letters'
'a deal of trouble'
'a lot of money'
'he made a mint on the stock market'
'see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos'
'it must have cost plenty'
'a slew of journalists'
'a wad of money'

3. push-down list, push-down stack, stack

a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

4. smokestack, stack

a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated

5. push-down storage, push-down store, stack

a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)


6. stack

load or cover with stacks

Example Sentences:
'stack a truck with boxes'

7. heap, pile, stack

arrange in stacks

Example Sentences:
'heap firewood around the fireplace'
'stack your books up on the shelves'

8. stack

arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances

Example Sentences:
'stack the deck of cards'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of stack
an ordered pile or heap
a large orderly pile of hay, straw, etc, for storage in the open air
3. (often plural) library science
compactly spaced bookshelves, used to house collections of books in an area usually prohibited to library users
4. Also called: stack-up
a number of aircraft circling an airport at different altitudes, awaiting their signal to land
a large amount
a stack of work
6. military
a pile of rifles or muskets in the shape of a cone
7. British
a measure of coal or wood equal to 108 cubic feet
8.  chimney stack, smokestack
a vertical pipe, such as the funnel of a ship or the soil pipe attached to the side of a building
a high column of rock, esp one isolated from the mainland by the erosive action of the sea
an area in a computer memory for temporary storage
verb (transitive)
to place in a stack; pile
to stack bricks on a lorry
to load or fill up with piles of something
to stack a lorry with bricks
to control (a number of aircraft waiting to land at an airport) so that each flies at a different altitude
15.  stack the cards

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see synonyms of stack
a large pile of straw, hay, etc., esp. one neatly arranged, as in a conical form, for outdoor storage
any somewhat orderly pile or heap, as of boxes, books, poker chips, etc.
a number of arms, esp. three rifles, leaning against one another on end so as to form a pyramid
4.  British
a unit of measure for firewood or coal, equal to 108 cubic feet
a number of chimney flues or pipes arranged together
6.  US; [pl.]
an extensive series of bookshelves
the main area where books are shelved in a library
the part of a computer memory used to store data temporarily: retrieval of data from it is in reverse order to its storage
the data so stored
8.  Informal
a large number or amount
verb transitive
to pile or arrange in a stack
to load with stacks of something
to assign (aircraft) to various altitudes for circling while awaiting a turn to land
to arrange in advance underhandedly so as to predetermine the outcome
to stack a jury
verb intransitive
to form a stack

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of stack
1. An orderly pile, especially one arranged in layers: a stack of newspapers. See Synonyms at heap.
2. A large, usually conical pile of straw or fodder arranged for outdoor storage.
3. Computers A section of memory and its associated registers used for temporary storage of information in which the item most recently stored is the first to be retrieved.
4. A group of three rifles supporting each other, butt downward and forming a cone.
a. A chimney or flue.
b. A group of chimneys arranged together.
6. A vertical exhaust pipe, as on a ship or locomotive.
7. stacks
a. An extensive arrangement of bookshelves.
b. The area of a library in which most of the books are shelved.
8. A stackup.
9. An English measure of coal or cut wood, equal to 108 cubic feet (3.06 cubic meters).
10. Informal A large quantity: a stack of work to do.
v. stacked, stack·ing, stacks
1. To arrange in a stack; pile.
2. To load or cover with stacks or piles: stacked the dishwasher.
a. Games To prearrange the order of (a deck of cards) so as to increase the chance of winning.
b. To prearrange or fix unfairly so as to favor a particular outcome: tried to stack the jury.
4. To direct (aircraft) to circle at different altitudes while waiting to land.
To form a stack: Make sure the boxes stack neatly against the wall.

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