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stack Explained

stack at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


stack at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.N. stakkr "haystack," used of the chimneys of factories, locomotives, etc., since 1825. The verb is early 14c.; the meaning "arrange unfairly" (in stack the deck) is first recorded 1825. Stack up "compare against" is 1903, from notion of piles of poker chips. Stacked "well-built in a sexual sense" is from 1942. ///

stack at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old Norse; Origin: stakkr]//
1 [C] a neat pile of things: heap// stack of// --a stack of papers// --stacks of dirty dishes//
2 a stack of sth/stacks of sth: informal especially BrE a large amount of something// --He's got stacks of money.//
3 [C] a chimney:
4 the stacks [plural] the rows of shelves in a library where the books are kept: blow your top/stack at blow1 (16)//
stack 2 v
1 also stack up : [I and T] to make things into a neat pile, or to form a neat pile// --The assistants price the items and stack them on the shelves.// --a stacking hi-fi system//
2 [T usually passive] to put neat piles of things on something: --He went back to stacking the shelves.// be stacked with sth// --The floor was stacked with boxes.//
3 the odds/cards are stacked against sb: used to say that someone is unlikely to be successful//
4 stack the cards: BrE stack the deck AmE informal to arrange cards dishonestly in a game// stack up phr v//
1 stack sth → up: to make things into a neat pile//
2 informal used to talk about how good something is compared with something else: stack up against// --Parents want to know how their kids' schools stack up against others.//
3 if a number of things stack up, they gradually collect or get stuck in one place: --Traffic stacked up behind the bus.//

STACK at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

Start Acknowledgement

stack at French => English Of Explained:


stack at Swedish => English Of Explained:

heap, rick

stack at Swedish => english Of Explained:

heap, rick, stack, stung

stack at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

n. The set of things a person has to do in the future. One speaks of the next project to be attacked as having risen to the top of the stack. "I'm afraid I've got real work to do, so this'll have to be pushed way down on my stack." "I haven't done it yet because every time I pop my stack something new gets pushed." If you are interrupted several times in the middle of a conversation, "My stack overflowed" means "I forget what we were talking about." The implication is that more items were pushed onto the stack than could be remembered, so the least recent items were lost. The usual physical example of a stack is to be found in a cafeteria: a pile of plates or trays sitting on a spring in a well, so that when you put one on the top they all sink down, and when you take one off the top the rest spring up a bit. See also push and pop. At MIT, PDL used to be a more common synonym for stack in all these contexts, and this may still be true. Everywhere else stack seems to be the preferred term. Knuth ("The Art of Computer Programming", second edition, vol. 1, p. 236) says: Many people who realized the importance of stacks and queues independently have given other names to these structures: stacks have been called push-down lists, reversion storages, cellars, nesting stores, piles, last-in-first-out ("LIFO") lists, and even yo-yo lists! From Jargon Dictionary

stack at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

234 Moby Thesaurus words for "stack":
abundance, accumulate, accumulation, add up, adulterate,
agglomerate, agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, agree, amass,
amassment, amount, anger, anthill, archives, armory, array,
arsenal, atelier, attic, backlog, bag, bale, bank, bank up, barrel,
basement, batch, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, book end,
book support, book table, book tray, book truck, bookcase,
bookholder, bookrack, bookrest, bookshelf, bookstack, bookstand,
bottle, box, budget, bundle, bunker, burden, buttery, can,
cargo dock, cellar, check out, chest, chimney, clamp, closet, cock,
collect, collection, commissariat, commissary, compare,
conservatory, considerable, cook, cornucopia, crate, crib,
cumulation, cupboard, deal, deposit, depository, depot, dock,
doctor, drawer, drift, dump, dune, embankment, exchequer, fake,
fill, flue, flue pipe, folder, folio, freight, fumarole, funnel,
glory hole, gobs, godown, good deal, great deal, haycock, haymow,
hayrick, haystack, heap, heap up, heaps, hill, hoard, hold, host,
hutch, inventory, jibe, juggle, lade, larder, lashings, library,
load, loads, locker, loft, lot, lots, lumber room, lumberyard,
magasin, magazine, make sense, manipulate, mass, material,
materials, materiel, measure up, mess, mint, molehill, mound,
mountain, mow, multitude, munitions, number, office, oodles, pack,
pack away, peck, pile, pile up, piles, plant, plenitude, plenty,
pocket, portfolio, pot, profusion, provisionment, provisions,
pyramid, quantity, quite a little, rack, raft, rafts, rage, rant,
rations, repertoire, repertory, repository, reservoir, retouch,
revolving bookcase, rick, rig, sack, sail loft, salt, scads, sea,
shelf, ship, sight, slew, slews, smokeshaft, smokestack, snowdrift,
sophisticate, spate, squirrel away, stack room, stack up, stacks,
stash, stock, stock room, stock-in-trade, stockpile, storage,
store, storehouse, storeroom, stores, stovepipe, stow, studio,
study, supplies, supply, supply base, supply depot, supply on hand,
swarm, tamper with, tank, throng, tidy sum, treasure,
treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, volume, wad,
wads, warehouse, whole slew, wine cellar, workroom

stack at Swedish => English Of Explained:

heap, pile, stack

stack at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Assemblage): {Cluster}: set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, bale, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, stack, sheaf, fascicle, accumulation, heap, lump, pile, mass.

[V] (Store): store, put by, put up, treasure, garner, save up, bank, cache, accumulate, amass, hoard, fund, garner, save, reserve, husband, stow, stack.

stack at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 [C] a pile of sth, usually neatly arranged:
a stack of plates / books * a stack hi-fi system (= where radio, CD player, etc. are arranged on top of each other)
see also HAYSTACK
2 [C] ~ (of sth) (informal, especially BrE) a large number or amount of sth; a lot of sth:
stacks of money * There's a stack of unopened mail waiting for you at the house. * I've got stacks of work to do.
3 [C] a tall chimney, especially on a factory
4 (the stacks) [pl.] the part of a library, sometimes not open to the public, where books that are not often needed are stored:
The books you need will have to be brought up from the stacks.
5 [C] (computing) a way of storing information in a computer in which the most recently stored item is the first to be RETRIEVED (= found or got back)
1 ~ (sth) (up) to arrange objects neatly in a pile; to be arranged in this way:
[VN] to stack plates / boxes * Logs stacked up against a wall. * [V] Do these chairs stack? * stacking chairs
2 [VN] ~ sth (with sth) to fill sth with piles of things:
They were busy stacking the shelves with goods.
3 [V, VN] ~ (sth) (up) if aircraft stack (up) or are stacked (up) over an airport, there are several flying around waiting for their turn to land
stack up
1 to keep increasing in quantity until there is a large pile, a long line, etc:
Cars quickly stacked up behind the bus. * During the strike, refuse has been stacking up in the streets.
2 ~ (against sb/sth) (informal) to compare to sb/sth else:
Let's try him in the team and see how he stacks up. * This year's figures didn't stack up to those of 1999 (= they were not as good).

Stack at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stack \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.

Stack \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 at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


(See below for synonyms) A data structure for
storing items which are to be accessed in last-in first-out

The operations on a stack are to create a new stack, to "push"
a new item onto the top of a stack and to "pop" the top item
off. Error conditions are raised by attempts to pop an empty
stack or to push an item onto a stack which has no room for
further items (because of its implementation).

Most processors include support for stacks in their
{instruction set architecture}s. Perhaps the most common use
of stacks is to store subroutine arguments and return
addresses. This is usually supported at the {machine code}
level either directly by "jump to subroutine" and "return from
subroutine" instructions or by {auto-increment} and
auto-decrement {addressing mode}s, or both. These allow a
contiguous area of memory to be set aside for use as a stack
and use either a special-purpose {register} or a general
purpose register, chosen by the user, as a {stack pointer}.

The use of a stack allows subroutines to be {recursive} since
each call can have its own calling context, represented by a
stack frame or {activation record}. There are many other
uses. The programming language {Forth} uses a data stack in
place of variables when possible.

Although a stack may be considered an {object} by users,
implementations of the object and its access details differ.
For example, a stack may be either ascending (top of stack is
at highest address) or descending. It may also be "full" (the
stack pointer points at the top of stack) or "empty" (the
stack pointer points just past the top of stack, where the
next element would be pushed). The full/empty terminology is
used in the {Acorn Risc Machine} and possibly elsewhere.

In a list-based or {functional language}, a stack might be
implemented as a {linked list} where a new stack is an empty
list, push adds a new element to the head of the list and pop
splits the list into its head (the popped element) and tail
(the stack in its modified form).

At {MIT}, {pdl} used to be a more common synonym for stack,
and this may still be true. {Knuth} ("The Art of Computer
Programming", second edition, vol. 1, p. 236) says:

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!

[{Jargon File}]


stack at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an orderly pile
2: (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" [syn: {batch}, {deal}, {flock}, {good
deal}, {great deal}, {hatful}, {heap}, {lot}, {mass}, {mess},
{mickle}, {mint}, {muckle}, {peck}, {pile}, {plenty}, {pot},
{quite a little}, {raft}, {sight}, {slew}, {spate}, {tidy
sum}, {wad}, {whole lot}, {whole slew}]
3: a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most
recently stored (LIFO) [syn: {push-down list}, {push-down
4: a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and
smoke can be evacuated [syn: {smokestack}]
5: a storage device that handles data so that the next item to
be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO) [syn:
{push-down storage}, {push-down store}]

v 1: load or cover with stacks; "stack a truck with boxes"
2: arrange in stacks; "heap firewood around the fireplace";
"stack your books up on the shelves" [syn: {pile}, {heap}]
3: arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning
chances; "stack the deck of cards"

stack at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: pedi » a


* Inter: IPA » /stæk/
  • Inter: rhymes » æk


    Compare Swedish Inter: term » stacka, Danish Inter: term » stakke.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, larger at the bottom than the top, sometimes covered with thatch.
    1. A pile of similar objects, each directly on top of the last.
    2. Please bring me a chair from that stack in the corner.
    3. A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.
    4. A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet. (~3 m³)
    5. A smokestack.
    6. Inter: quote-book » year=1910|author=Category: w - :Emerson Hough|Emerson Hough

    |title=The Purchase Price
    |passage=With just the turn of a shoulder she indicated the water front, where, at the end of the dock on which they stood, lay the good ship, Mount Vernon, river packet, the black smoke already pouring from her stacks.
    1. Inter: computin » g A linear data structure in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved; a LIFO queue.
    2. Inter: computin » g A portion of computer memory occupied by a stack data structure, particularly (the stack) that portion of main memory manipulated during machine language procedure call related instructions.
    3. Inter: geolog » y A coastal landform, consisting of a large vertical column of rock in the sea.
    4. Inter: context » library Compactly spaced bookshelves used to house large collections of books.
    5. Inter: figurativel » y A large amount of an object.
    6. They paid him a stack of money to keep quiet.
    7. Inter: militar » y A pile of rifles or muskets in a cone shape.
    8. Inter: poke » r The amount of money a player has on the table.
    9. Inter: architectur » e A vertical drain pipe.
    10. Inter: Australia » slang A fall or crash, a prang.
    11. Inter: bodybuildin » g A blend of various dietary supplements or anabolic steroids with supposed synergistic benefits.


      Inter: trans-top » a pile of identical objects

  • Inter: trreq » Arabic
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կույտ|tr=kuyt
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|堆|tr=duī|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stoh|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stapel|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|stako
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pino, Inter: t+ » fi|keko, Inter: t+ » fi|kasa, Inter: t+ » fi|läjä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pile|f
  • Galician: pila {{f}}
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|დასტის|tr=dastis|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stapel|m
  • Inter: trreq » Greek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Inter: trreq » Hebrew
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|धुआँरा|f|tr=dhu'ām̐rā|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|boglya
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|pila|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stos|m, Inter: t+ » pl|sterta|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|pilha|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|căpiță|f, Inter: t- » ro|stivă|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стопка|f|tr=stópka|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|кипа|f|tr=kípa|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » hay Inter: t+ » ru|стог|m|tr=stog|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cruach|f
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|stog|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pila|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » computing: data structure
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|pinu
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pino
    • Galician: pila {{f}}
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Stapelspeicher|m
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|stafli|m, Inter: t- » is|hlaði|m, Inter: t- » is|troðröð|f
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|stakk
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stos|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|pilha|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|stivă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стек|m|tr=stek
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|stog|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pila|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stack|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yığın

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack.
    1. Please stack those chairs in the corner.
    2. Inter: transitive » card games To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner.
    3. This is the third hand in a row you've drawn a four-of-a-kind. Someone is stacking the deck!
    4. Inter: transitive » poker To take all the money another player currently has on the table.
    5. I won Jill's last $100 this hand; I stacked her!
    6. Inter: transitiv » e To deliberately distort the composition of (an assembly, committee, etc.).
    7. The Government was accused of stacking the parliamentary committee.
    8. Inter: transitive » US|Australia|slang To crash; to fall.
    9. Jim couldn′t make it today as he stacked his car on the weekend.
    10. 1975, Laurie Clancy, A Collapsible Man, Outback Press, page 43,
    11. : Miserable phone calls from Windsor police station or from Russell Street. ‘Mum, I′ve stacked the car; could you get me a lawyer?’, the middle-class panacea for all diseases.
    12. 1984, Category: w - :Jack Hibberd|Jack Hibberd, A Country Quinella: Two Celebration Plays, page 80,
    13. : MARMALADE Who stacked the car? (pointing to SALOON) Fangio here.
    14. : JOCK (standing) I claim full responsibility for the second bingle.
    15. :: He gestures to the protruding wreck.
    16. 2002, Ernest Keen, Depression: Self-Consciousness, Pretending, and Guilt, page 19,
    17. : Eventually he sideswiped a bus and forced other cars to collide, and as he finally stacked the car up on a bridge abutment, he passed out, perhaps from exhaustion, perhaps from his head hitting the windshield.
    18. 2007, Martin Chipperfield, slut talk, Night Falling, 34th Parallel Publishing, US, Trade Paperback, page 100,
    19. : oh shit danny, i stacked the car / ran into sally, an old school friend / you stacked the car? / so now i need this sally′s address / for the insurance, danny says


      Inter: trans-top » To place objects or material in the form of a stack

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stapelen, Inter: t- » nl|opstapelen
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pinota
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|empiler
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|accatastare
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|stertować
  • Sardinian:
  • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|abbigai
  • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|ammuntonà
  • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|appirare

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Sassarese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdc|ammuntunà
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|gnìomh, Inter: t- » gd|cruach
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|apilar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * stackable
    • stacked
    • unstack
    • chimney stack
    • protocol stack


      * tacks



    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • a stack (e.g. of hay), a pile (e.g. of manure)
    1. an ant farm, an ant colony
    2. a stack (in computer memory)


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-a » r

      Related terms

      * gödselstack

  • stack
  • myrstack

    See also

    * stackare
  • stapel


    Inter: head » sv|verb form

  • Inter: sv-verb-form-past » sticka

  • Translation: et » stack
    Translation: el » stack
    Translation: fa » stack
    Translation: fr » stack
    Translation: ko » stack
    Translation: hr » stack
    Translation: io » stack
    Translation: kn » stack
    Translation: hu » stack
    Translation: mg » stack
    Translation: ml » stack
    Translation: my » stack
    Translation: km » stack
    Translation: pl » stack
    Category: simple:stack -
    Translation: fi » stack
    Translation: sv » stack
    Translation: tl » stack
    Translation: ta » stack
    Translation: te » stack
    Translation: vi » stack
    Translation: zh » stack

    Stack at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » stack



    *Inter: IPA » /ʃtak/|lang=lb


    Inter: lb-noun » m|Stäck
  • floor, storey
    1. tree trunk (with roots)

    Translation: de » Stack
    Translation: et » Stack
    Translation: hr » Stack
    Translation: ru » Stack
    Translation: zh » Stack