Definitions for: Stack

[n] a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
[n] a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
[n] a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
[n] an orderly pile
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "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"
[v] arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace"; "stack your books up on the shelves"
[v] load or cover with stacks; "stack a truck with boxes"
[v] to arrange in a stack or pile; "stagger the chairs in the lecture hall"

Webster (1913) Definition: Stack, a. [Icel. stakkr; akin to Sw. stack, Dan. stak.
Sf. Stake.]
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.

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. [Eng.]

4. (Arch.)
(a) A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising
above the roof. Hence:
(b) 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 (Mil.), a number of muskets or rifles set up
together, with the bayonets crossing one another, forming
a sort of conical self-supporting pile.

Stack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stacked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stacking.] [Cf. Sw. stacka, Dan. stakke. See Stack, n.]
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

To stack arms (Mil.), to set up a number of muskets or
rifles together, with the bayonets crossing one another,
and forming a sort of conical pile.

Many people who realised the importance of stacks and queues
independently have given other names to these structures:
stacks have been called push-down lists, reversion storages,
cellars, dumps, nesting stores, piles, last-in first-out
("LIFO") lists, and even yo-yo lists!

Synonyms: batch, deal, distribute, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, pile, plenty, pot, push-down list, push-down stack, push-down storage, push-down store, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, smokestack, spate, stagger, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew

See Also: arrange, chimney, cord, cumulus, deluge, flood, funnel, hayrick, haystack, heap, heap up, hive away, inundation, lade, laden, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, lay in, list, listing, load, load up, memory device, mound, pile, pile up, put in, rick, rick, salt away, set up, stack away, stack up, stash away, storage device, store, torrent

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