(noun, verb)


1. an orderly pile

Definition categories: group, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile

2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Similar word(s): batch, deal, flock, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, wad

Definition categories: quantity

3. a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

Definition categories: communication, list, listing

4. a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated

Similar word(s): smokestack

Definition categories: man–made, chimney

5. a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with stack as a noun:

- Please bring me a chair from that stack in the corner.

- They paid him a stack of money to keep quiet.


1. load or cover with stacks

- stack a truck with boxes

Definition categories: contact, lade, laden, load

2. arrange in stacks

- stack your books up on the shelves

Similar word(s): heap, pile

Definition categories: contact, arrange

3. arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances

- stack the deck of cards

Definition categories: contact, arrange

Sentences with stack as a verb:

- Please stack those chairs in the corner.

- This is the third hand in a row where you've drawn four of a kind. Someone is stacking the deck!

- I won Jill's last $100 this hand; I stacked her!

- The Government was accused of stacking the parliamentary committee.

- Jim couldn′t make it today as he stacked his car on the weekend.