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stack

 (stăk)
n.
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.
5.
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
v.tr.
1. To arrange in a stack; pile.
2. To load or cover with stacks or piles: stacked the dishwasher.
3.
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.
v.intr.
To form a stack: Make sure the boxes stack neatly against the wall.
Phrasal Verb:
stack up Informal
1. To measure up or equal: Their gift doesn't stack up against his.
2. To make sense; add up: Her report just doesn't stack up.

[Middle English stak, pile, heap, haystack, from Old Norse stakkr.]

stack′a·ble adj.
stack′er n.

stack

(stæk)
n
1. an ordered pile or heap
2. (Agriculture) a large orderly pile of hay, straw, etc, for storage in the open air
3. (Library Science & Bibliography) (often plural) library science compactly spaced bookshelves, used to house collections of books in an area usually prohibited to library users
4. (Aeronautics) Also called: stack-up a number of aircraft circling an airport at different altitudes, awaiting their signal to land
5. a large amount: a stack of work.
6. (Military) military a pile of rifles or muskets in the shape of a cone
7. (Units) Brit a measure of coal or wood equal to 108 cubic feet
8. (Building) See chimney stack, smokestack
9. (Building) a vertical pipe, such as the funnel of a ship or the soil pipe attached to the side of a building
10. (Physical Geography) a high column of rock, esp one isolated from the mainland by the erosive action of the sea
11. (Computer Science) an area in a computer memory for temporary storage
vb (tr)
12. to place in a stack; pile: to stack bricks on a lorry.
13. to load or fill up with piles of something: to stack a lorry with bricks.
14. (Aeronautics) to control (a number of aircraft waiting to land at an airport) so that each flies at a different altitude
15. (Card Games) stack the cards to prearrange the order of a pack of cards secretly so that the deal will benefit someone
[C13: from Old Norse stakkr haystack, of Germanic origin; related to Russian stog]
ˈstackable adj
ˈstacker n

stack

(stæk)

n.
1. a more or less orderly pile or heap.
2. a large, usu. conical, circular, or rectangular pile of hay, straw, or the like.
3. Often, stacks. a set of shelves for books ranged compactly one above the other, as in a library.
4. stacks, the part of a library in which books and other holdings are stored.
5. a number of chimneys or flues grouped together.
7. a great quantity or number.
8. a radio antenna consisting of a number of components connected in a substantially vertical series.
9. a linear list, as in a computer, arranged so that the last item stored is the first item retrieved.
10. a conical, free-standing group of three rifles placed on their butts and hooked together.
11. a group of airplanes circling over an airport awaiting their turns to land.
12. an English measure for coal and wood, equal to 108 cubic feet (3 cu. m).
13.
a. a given quantity of chips that can be bought at one time, as in poker.
b. the quantity of chips held by a player at a given point.
v.t.
14. to pile, arrange, or place in a stack.
15. to cover or load with something in stacks or piles.
16. to arrange or select unfairly in order to force a desired result: to stack a jury.
17. to keep (incoming airplanes) flying in circles over an airport where conditions prevent immediate landings.
v.i.
18. to be arranged in or form a stack.
19. stack up,
a. to control the flight patterns of airplanes waiting to land at an airport so that each circles at a designated altitude.
b. to compare; measure up (often fol. by against).
c. to add up.
Idioms:
stack the deck,
a. to arrange cards or a pack of cards so as to cheat.
b. to manipulate events, information, etc., esp. unethically, in order to achieve a desired result.
[1250–1300; (n.) Middle English stak < Old Norse stakkr haystack]
stack′er, n.
stack′less, adj.

Stack

 a large quantity; a group or set; an orderly pile or heap; bookstacks collectively; a unit of measure for coal or fuel (4 cubic yards).
Examples: stack of arms; of beans, 1795; of Bibles; of billets; of bills; of books; of buildings, 1698; of conventions, 1896; of cornmills, 1772; of salt fish, 1596; of letters; of money, 1894; of statutes, 1581; of wood, 1460.

heap

stackpile
1. 'heap'

A heap of things is usually untidy, and often has the shape of a hill or mound.

The building collapsed into a heap of rubble.
2. 'stack'

A stack is usually tidy, and often consists of flat objects placed directly on top of each other.

...a neat stack of dishes.
Eric came out of his room with a small stack of CDs in his hands.
3. 'pile'

A pile of things can be tidy or untidy.

...a neat pile of clothes.
He reached over to a pile of newspapers and magazines

stack


Past participle: stacked
Gerund: stacking

Imperative
stack
stack
Present
I stack
you stack
he/she/it stacks
we stack
you stack
they stack
Preterite
I stacked
you stacked
he/she/it stacked
we stacked
you stacked
they stacked
Present Continuous
I am stacking
you are stacking
he/she/it is stacking
we are stacking
you are stacking
they are stacking
Present Perfect
I have stacked
you have stacked
he/she/it has stacked
we have stacked
you have stacked
they have stacked
Past Continuous
I was stacking
you were stacking
he/she/it was stacking
we were stacking
you were stacking
they were stacking
Past Perfect
I had stacked
you had stacked
he/she/it had stacked
we had stacked
you had stacked
they had stacked
Future
I will stack
you will stack
he/she/it will stack
we will stack
you will stack
they will stack
Future Perfect
I will have stacked
you will have stacked
he/she/it will have stacked
we will have stacked
you will have stacked
they will have stacked
Future Continuous
I will be stacking
you will be stacking
he/she/it will be stacking
we will be stacking
you will be stacking
they will be stacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stacking
you have been stacking
he/she/it has been stacking
we have been stacking
you have been stacking
they have been stacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stacking
you will have been stacking
he/she/it will have been stacking
we will have been stacking
you will have been stacking
they will have been stacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stacking
you had been stacking
he/she/it had been stacking
we had been stacking
you had been stacking
they had been stacking
Conditional
I would stack
you would stack
he/she/it would stack
we would stack
you would stack
they would stack
Past Conditional
I would have stacked
you would have stacked
he/she/it would have stacked
we would have stacked
you would have stacked
they would have stacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stack - an orderly pilestack - an orderly pile      
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
hayrick, haystack, rick - a stack of hay
2.stack - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentstack - (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"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
3.stack - a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
4.stack - a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuatedstack - a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
chimney - a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building
funnel - (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
5.stack - a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
memory device, storage device - a device that preserves information for retrieval
Verb1.stack - load or cover with stacks; "stack a truck with boxes"
load, load up, lade, laden - fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
salt away, stack away, stash away, store, hive away, lay in, put in - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
2.stack - arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
rick - pile in ricks; "rick hay"
cord - stack in cords; "cord firewood"
heap up, stack up, pile up - arrange into piles or stacks; "She piled up her books in my living room"
3.stack - arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances; "stack the deck of cards"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

stack

noun
1. pile, heap, mountain, mass, load, cock, rick, clamp (Brit. agriculture), mound There were stacks of books on the bedside table and floor.
2. lot, mass, load (informal), ton (informal), heap (informal), large quantity, great amount If the job's that good, you'll have stacks of money.
3. chimney, funnel, smoke stack, factory chimney the black chimney stack
4. pillar, column, dome, tor, plug the tallest sea stack in Britain
verb
1. pile, heap up, load, assemble, accumulate, amass, stockpile, bank up They are stacked neatly in piles of three.
2. pack, fill, crowd, stuff, mob, cram, throng The committee is stacked with members from energy-producing states.

stack

noun
A group of things gathered haphazardly:
verb
To put into a disordered pile:
phrasal verb
stack up
Informal. To be equal or alike:
Translations
كَوْمَةٌ مُنْتَظِمَةكَوْمَه مُرَتَّبَهمَجْموعَة رُفوفيُنَضِّد، يُكَدِّس
hranicehromadaregálrovnatstoh
stakreolstabelstable
pinu
pinopinota
hrpastog
boglyahalomba rakkazalpolcrendszer
hillusamstæîastaflastakkur; sáta
積み重ね
더미
kaugėlentynosstirtasukrauti
grēdagrēdākaudzekraut/likt kaudzēplauktu rinda
naukladaťstohukladať
kopicakupzložiti
trave
กองที่ซ้อนกัน
yığınyığmakistif etmekkümeraf
đụn

stack

[stæk]
A. N
1. (= pile) → montón m, pila f
there were stacks of books on the tablehabía montones or pilas de libros sobre la mesa
2. stacks (= lots) I have stacks of work to dotengo un montón or una gran cantidad de trabajo
they've got stacks of moneytienen cantidad de dinero
we have stacks of timenos sobra tiempo
3. (= section in library) → estantería f; (= book stack) → estantería f de libros
4. (Agr) → almiar m, hacina f
5. (Mil) → pabellón m de fusiles
6. [of chimney] → cañón m de chimenea, fuste m de chimenea
B. VT
1. (= pile up) → amontonar, apilar
the cards are stacked against ustodo va en contra nuestra
2. (well) stacked (US) [woman] → bien formada, muy buena

stack

[ˈstæk]
n (= pile) → pile f, tas m
a stack of books → une pile de livres
vt (= pile up) → empiler
The shelves were stacked with empty bottles
BUT Des bouteilles vides s'entassaient sur les étagères.
stacks npl (British) stacks of → un tas de
There's stacks of time
BUT On a tout le temps.

stack

n
(= pile)Haufen m; (neatly piled) → Stoß m, → Stapel m; (Comput) → Stapel m, → Stack m; (of rifles)Pyramide f; to be in the stack (Aviat) → kreisen, Warteschleifen plziehen (→ over über +dat)
(inf: = lots) → Haufen m (inf); stacksjede Menge (inf); stacks of time/helpersjede Menge (inf)Zeit/Hilfskräfte
(in library: also stacks) → Magazin nt
(Geol) → Felssäule f
vt
(= pile up)stapeln (also Comput); shelveseinräumen; to stack upaufstapeln
(Aviat) incoming planes had to be stackedankommende Maschinen mussten kreisen or Warteschleifen ziehen
(US Cards) → packen, beim Mischen betrügen; the cards or odds are stacked against us (fig)wir haben keine großen Chancen
visich stapeln lassen; stacking chairsStühle, die sich (gut) stapeln lassen

stack

[stæk]
1. n
a. (pile) → pila, catasta (Brit) (fam) → mucchio, sacco
there's stacks of time to finish it → abbiamo un sacco di tempo per finirlo
b. (also chimney stack) → comignolo; (of factory) → ciminiera
c. (Geog) → faraglione m
2. vt (books, boxes) → impilare, accatastare; (chairs) → mettere l'uno/a sopra l'altro/a; (aircraft) → tenere a quote assegnate (in attesa dell'atterraggio)
the cards are stacked against us (fig) → tutto è contro di noi

stack

(stӕk) noun
1. a large, usually neatly shaped, pile eg of hay, straw, wood etc. a haystack.
2. a set of shelves for books eg in a library.
verb
to arrange in a large, usually neat, pile. Stack the books up against the wall.

stack

كَوْمَةٌ مُنْتَظِمَة hromada stak Stapel στοίβα montón pino tas hrpa catasta 積み重ね 더미 stapel stabel stóg pilha штабель trave กองที่ซ้อนกัน yığın đụn 堆栈