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Definition of Stack

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.

Stack Quotations

Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading.
Bill Gates

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.
Charles M. Schulz

I don't want you to think that I'm up late reading a stack of Spider-Man comics and eating a tray of lemon cookies while sucking my thumb. I'm not doing that. But I am loyal to the influences of my childhood.
Nicolas Cage

I can't predict how reading habits will change. But I will say that the greatest loss is the paper archive - no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer's life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels.
Paul Theroux

Well, everybody faces the fact there really aren't many records stores around to just go and browse. Maybe browse online, yet that tactile feel of flipping through a stack of vinyl remains one of life's simple pleasures.
Billy Gibbons
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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