Definition and Meanings for stack

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Stack is ranked 5,650 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of stack

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of stack

icel. stakkr; akin to sw. stack, dan. stak. cf. stake cf. sw. stacka, dan. stakke. see stack, n.pos

Meaning of stack


as noun

  • a large and to some degree orderly 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.
  • an orderly pile of any type of object, indefinite in quantity; -- used especially of piles of wood. a stack is usually more orderly than a pile
  • a pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.
  • a large quantity; as, a stack of cash.
  • a number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof.;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.
  • a section of memory in a computer used for temporary storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved.;a data structure within random-access memory used to simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack.
  • the section of a library containing shelves which hold books less frequently requested.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • 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 place in a vertical arrangement so that each item in a pile is resting on top of another item in the pile, except for the bottom item; as, to stack the papers neatly on the desk; to stack the bricks.
  • to select or arrange dishonestly so as to achieve an unfair advantage; as, to stack a deck of cards; to stack a jury with persons prejudiced against the defendant.
  • No antonyms for stack

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