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Meaning & Definition of Stack in English

English

Stack

/stæk/

noun

1. An orderly pile

    synonym:
  • stack

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

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • 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

3. A list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (lifo)

    synonym:
  • push-down list
  • ,
  • push-down stack
  • ,
  • stack

4. A large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated

    synonym:
  • smokestack
  • ,
  • stack

5. A storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (lifo)

    synonym:
  • push-down storage
  • ,
  • push-down store
  • ,
  • stack

verb

1. Load or cover with stacks

  • "Stack a truck with boxes"
    synonym:
  • stack

2. Arrange in stacks

  • "Heap firewood around the fireplace"
  • "Stack your books up on the shelves"
    synonym:
  • stack
  • ,
  • pile
  • ,
  • heap

3. Arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances

  • "Stack the deck of cards"
    synonym:
  • stack