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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stack up - arrange into piles or stacks; "She piled up her books in my living room"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

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:
References in classic literature ?
Taken altogether, my farm will stack up with any in the neighborhood.
The purpose of stack up analysis is to establish the dimensional relationships within a part or assembly.
Landowners, investors and other developers benefit from the firm's wide-ranging expertise acquired from earlier development projects such as Pile Up and Stack Up.