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STACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stack mean? 

STACK (noun)
  The noun STACK has 5 senses:

1. an orderly pile
2. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
3. a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
4. a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
5. a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

  Familiarity information: STACK used as a noun is common.


STACK (verb)
  The verb STACK has 3 senses:

1. load or cover with stacks
2. arrange in stacks
3. arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances

  Familiarity information: STACK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STACK (noun)


Sense 1stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An orderly pile

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("stack" is a kind of...):

agglomerate; cumulation; cumulus; heap; mound; pile (a collection of objects laid on top of each other)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stack"):

hayrick; haystack; rick (a stack of hay)


Sense 2stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

whole slew; muckle; peck; quite a little; slew; spate; tidy sum; whole lot; mickle; good deal; great deal; hatful; mint; lot; stack; batch; heap; raft; mass; plenty; pile; wad; flock; deal; pot; mess; sight

Context examples:

a batch of letters / a deal of trouble / a lot of money / he made a mint on the stock market / it must have cost plenty

Hypernyms ("stack" is a kind of...):

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stack"):

deluge; flood; inundation; torrent (an overwhelming number or amount)

haymow (a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation)


Sense 3stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

push-down stack; push-down list; stack

Hypernyms ("stack" is a kind of...):

list; listing (a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics))


Sense 4stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

smokestack; stack

Hypernyms ("stack" is a kind of...):

chimney (a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stack"):

funnel ((nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship))


Sense 5stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

push-down storage; push-down store; stack

Hypernyms ("stack" is a kind of...):

memory device; storage device (a device that preserves information for retrieval)


STACK (verb)


Sense 1stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Load or cover with stacks

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

stack a truck with boxes

Hypernyms (to "stack" is one way to...):

lade; laden; load; load up (fill or place a load on)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something

Sentence examples:

They stack the cart with boxes
They stack the books into the box

Also:

stack away (keep or lay aside for future use)


Sense 2stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange in stacks

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pile; heap; stack

Context examples:

heap firewood around the fireplace / stack your books up on the shelves

Hypernyms (to "stack" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stack"):

rick (pile in ricks)

cord (stack in cords)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They stack their rifles on the cabinet

Also:

stack up (arrange into piles or stacks)


Sense 3stack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

stack the deck of cards

Hypernyms (to "stack" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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