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Definition 1: a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stack in the sense of this definition

(stack is a kind of ...) a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building

(... is a kind of stack ) (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)

Definition 2: a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stack in the sense of this definition

(stack is a kind of ...) a device that preserves information for retrieval

Definition 3: a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for stack in the sense of this definition

(stack is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

Definition 4: an orderly pile - [noun denoting group]

(stack is a kind of ...) a collection of objects laid on top of each other

(... is a kind of stack ) a stack of hay

Definition 5: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where stack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a 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

Synonyms for stack in the sense of this definition

(stack is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of stack ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of stack ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 6: arrange in stacks - [verb of contact]

Samples where stack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heap firewood around the fireplace
  • stack your books up on the shelves

Synonyms for stack in the sense of this definition

(stack is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of stack ) pile in ricks

"rick hay"

(... is a kind of stack ) stack in cords

"cord firewood"

Definition 7: load or cover with stacks - [verb of contact]

Samples where stack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stack a truck with boxes

(stack is a kind of ...) fill or place a load on

"load a car" "load the truck with hay"

Definition 8: arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances - [verb of contact]

Samples where stack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stack the deck of cards

(stack is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

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