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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


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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