Definition of Stack
1. Noun. An orderly pile.
Specialized synonyms: Hayrick, Haystack, Rick
2. Verb. Load or cover with stacks. "They stack the books into the box"; "Stack a truck with boxes"
3. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"
Generic synonyms: Large Indefinite Amount, Large Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Deluge, Flood, Inundation, Torrent, Haymow
Derivative terms: Heap, Heap, Pile, Plenteous, Wad
4. Verb. Arrange in stacks. "They stack their rifles on the cabinet"; "Stack your books up on the shelves"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Specialized synonyms: Rick, Cord
Derivative terms: Heap, Pile, Stacker
Also: Heap Up, Pile Up, Stack Up
5. Noun. A list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO).
6. Verb. Arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances. "Stack the deck of cards"
7. Noun. A large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated.
8. Noun. A storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO).
Definition of Stack
1. a. A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch.
2. v. t. To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or place wood.
Definition of Stack
1. Noun. A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, larger at the bottom than the top, sometimes covered with thatch. ¹
2. Noun. A pile of similar objects, each directly on top of the last. ¹
3. Noun. A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity. ¹
4. Noun. A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet. (~3 m³) ¹
5. Noun. A smokestack. ¹
6. Noun. (computing) A linear data structure in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved; a LIFO queue. ¹
7. Noun. (computing) A portion of computer memory occupied by a '''stack''' data structure, particularly ('''the stack''') that portion of main memory manipulated during machine language procedure call related instructions. ¹
8. Noun. (geology) A coastal landform, consisting of a large vertical column of rock in the sea. ¹
9. Noun. (context: library) Compactly spaced bookshelves used to house large collections of books. ¹
10. Noun. (figuratively) A large amount of an object. ¹
11. Noun. (military) A pile of rifles or muskets in a cone shape. ¹
12. Noun. (poker) The amount of money a player has on the table. ¹
13. Noun. (architecture) A vertical drain pipe. ¹
14. Noun. (Australia) (slang) A fall or crash, a prang. ¹
15. Verb. (transitive) To arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack. ¹
16. Verb. (transitive) (card games) To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner. ¹
17. Verb. (transitive) (poker) To take all the money another player currently has on the table. ¹
18. Verb. (transitive) To deliberately distort the composition of (an assembly, committee, etc.). ¹
19. Verb. (transitive) (Australia) (slang) To fall or crash. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Stack
1. to pile [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: pile
Medical Definition of Stack
1. 1. A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch. "But corn was housed, and beans were in the stack." (Cowper) 2. A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity. "Against every pillar was a stack of billets above a man's height." (Bacon) 3. A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet. 4. A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof. Hence: Any single insulated and prominent structure, or upright pipe, which affords a conduit for smoke; as, the brick smokestack of a factory; the smokestack of a steam vessel. Stack of arms, a number of muskets or rifles set up together, with the bayonets crossing one another, forming a sort of conical self-supporting pile. Origin: Icel. Stakkr; akin to Sw. Stack, Dan. Stak. Sf. Stake. To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or place wood. To stack arms, to set up a number of muskets or rifles together, with the bayonets crossing one another, and forming a sort of conical pile. Origin: Cf. Sw. Stacka, Dan. Stakke. See Stack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Stack
Literary usage of Stack
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1915)
"The book-stack occupies the greater part of three sides of a hollow square, and is approached from the north side of the building through the Delivery Room ..."
2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1891)
"Iron Co. of Boston for a cast-Iron stack like those at the Boston Athenaeum, Cambridge Public Library, and others, with two stories of uprights, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"As it advances it scoops up a load, and when full is drawn to where the stack is being erected (fig. 5). In ordinary circumstances the sweep rake will FlG. ..."
4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"That the contract with the said TT stack and this defendant was that said TT stack for a certain consideration was to cut and log certain timber owned by ..."
5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1921)
"It would seem to be dangerous to use a steel stack for roaster gases, unless perfectly lined with acid-resisting materials, whereas for gases from blast ..."
6. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"Air is admitted to ;he stack through openings left for that purpose, and carbonic acid is evolved from the heated decomposing tan or dung, and this gas also ..."