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Noun: stacks  staks
  1. [informal] A large number or amount
    "she amassed stacks of newspapers";
    - tons [informal], dozens, heaps [informal], lots, piles [informal], scores, loads [informal], rafts [informal], slews, wads [informal], oodles [informal], gobs [N. Amer, informal], scads [N. Amer, informal], lashings [Brit, informal], many, masses [Brit, informal]
  2. Storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored
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"

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, storage space

Part of: depository library, library

Encyclopedia: Stacks

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