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Noun: stack  stak
  1. An orderly pile
  2. (often followed by 'of') a large number, amount or extent
    "a stack of letters";
    - batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile [informal], plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad, bunch [informal]
  3. A large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
    - smokestack
  4. A storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
    - push-down storage, push-down store
  5. A list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
    - push-down list, push-down stack
Verb: stack  stak
  1. Load or cover with stacks
    "stack a truck with boxes"
  2. Arrange in stacks
    "stack your books up on the shelves";
    - pile, heap
  3. Arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
    "stack the deck of cards"

Derived forms: stacked, stacks, stacking

See also: stack away, stack up, stacked

Type of: agglomerate, arrange, chimney, cumulation, cumulus, heap, lade [archaic], laden, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, list, listing, load, load up, memory device, mound, pile, set up, storage device

Encyclopedia: Stack, Richard