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English noun: stack

1. stack (group) an orderly pile


Broader (hypernym)agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile


Narrower (hyponym)hayrick, haystack, rick

2. stack (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent


SamplesA batch of letters.
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.


Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, tidy sum, wad


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

3. stack (communication) a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)


Synonymspush-down list, push-down stack


Broader (hypernym)list, listing

4. stack (artifact) a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated


Synonymssmokestack


Broader (hypernym)chimney


Narrower (hyponym)funnel

5. stack (artifact) a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)


Synonymspush-down storage, push-down store


Broader (hypernym)memory device, storage device


English verb: stack

1. stack (contact) load or cover with stacks


SamplesStack a truck with boxes.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)lade, laden, load, load up

2. stack (contact) arrange in stacks


SamplesHeap firewood around the fireplace.
Stack your books up on the shelves.


ExamplesThey stack their rifles on the cabinet


Synonymsheap, pile


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)cord, rick

3. stack (contact) arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances


SamplesStack the deck of cards.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up









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