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Definition of Stack


  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.
  2. A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.
  3. A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.
  4. A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof. Hence:
  5. 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.
  6. A section of memory in a computer used for temporary storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved.
  7. A data structure within random-access memory used to simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack.
  8. 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 wood.
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Stack Translations

stack in Afrikaans is stapel, klomp
stack in Dutch is ophopen, opeenhopen, accumuleren
stack in French is entasser, stack, gerber, accumuler, pile
stack in German is Stapel, Stapel, sammeln, stapeln
stack in Portuguese is pilha
stack in Swedish is stack, skorsten, stapla