Meaning of STACK in English


■ noun

1》 a pile, especially a neat one.

↘a rectangular or cylindrical pile of hay, straw, etc.

↘a vertical arrangement of hi-fi or guitar amplification equipment.

↘a pyramidal group of rifles.

2》 informal a large quantity of something.

3》 a chimney or vertical exhaust pipe.

4》 a number of aircraft flying in circles at different altitudes around the same point while waiting to land at an airport.

5》 (also sea ~ ) Brit. a column of rock standing in the sea.

6》 ( the ~s ) units of shelving in part of a library normally closed to the public.

7》 Computing a set of storage locations from which the most recently stored item is the first to be retrieved.

8》 Brit. a measure for a pile of wood of 108 cu. ft (3.06 cubic metres).

■ verb

1》 arrange in a ~.

↘fill or cover with ~s of things.

2》 shuffle or arrange (a pack of cards) dishonestly.

↘( be ~ed against/in favour of ) (of a situation) be overwhelmingly likely to produce an unfavourable or favourable outcome for.

3》 cause (an aircraft) to fly in a ~.

4》 ( ~ up ) N. Amer. informal measure up; compare.

5》 (in snowboarding) fall over.


~able adjective

~er noun


ME: from ON stakkr 'hay~', of Gmc origin.

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