stack

Definitions

  • Smoke Stacks
    Smoke Stacks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stack arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances "stack the deck of cards"
    • v stack arrange in stacks "heap firewood around the fireplace","stack your books up on the shelves"
    • v stack load or cover with stacks "stack a truck with boxes"
    • n stack a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
    • n stack a large tall chimney through which combustion gases and smoke can be evacuated
    • n stack a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
    • n stack an orderly pile
    • n stack (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It would take about fourteen and half million notes of currency to build a mile high stack
    • Stack (Computer programming) A data structure within random-access memory used to simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack .
    • Stack A large and to some degree orderly 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. "But corn was housed, and beans were in the stack ."
    • Stack A large quantity; as, a stack of cash.
    • Stack (Arch) A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof.
    • Stack A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.
    • Stack (Computer programming) A section of memory in a computer used for temporary storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved.
    • Stack An orderly pile of any type of object, indefinite in quantity; -- used especially of piles of wood. A stack is usually more orderly than a pile "Against every pillar was a stack of billets above a man's height."
    • Stack (Arch) 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.
    • Stack The section of a library containing shelves which hold books less frequently requested.
    • Stack 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 To place in a vertical arrangement so that each item in a pile is resting on top of another item in the pile, except for the bottom item; as, to stack the papers neatly on the desk; to stack the bricks.
    • Stack To select or arrange dishonestly so as to achieve an unfair advantage; as, to stack a deck of cards; to stack a jury with persons prejudiced against the defendant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All the Krispy Kreme donut stores collectively could make a doughnut stack as high as the Empire State Building in only 2 minutes
    • n stack A pile of grain in the sheaf, or of hay, straw, pease, etc., gathered into a circular or rectangular form, often, when of large size, coming to a point or ridge at the top, and thatched to protect it from the weather.
    • n stack A pile of sticks, billets, poles, or cordwood; formerly, also, a pyre, or burial pile.
    • n stack A pile or group of other objects in orderly position. In printing, a flat pile of paper, printed or unprinted, in a press-room or bindery.
    • n stack A number of funnels or chimneys standing together.
    • n stack A single chimney or passageway for smoke; the chimney or funnel of a locomotive or steam-vessel: also called smokestack. See cuts under passenger-engine and puddling-furnace.
    • n stack A high detached rock; a columnar rock; a precipitous rock rising out of the sea. The use of the word stack with this meaning is very common on the coast of Scotland and the adjacent islands (especially the Orkneys), and is almost exclusively limited to that region.
    • n stack A customary unit of volume for fire-wood and coal, generally 4 cubic yards (108 cubic feet). The three-quarter stack in parts of Derbyshire is said to be 105 or 106 cubic feet.
    • n stack plural A large quantity; “lots”: as, stacks of money. Synonyms Shock, etc. see sheaf.
    • stack To pile or build in the form of a stack; make into a regularly formed pile: as, to stack grain.
    • stack To make up (cards) in a designed manner, so as to secure an unfair advantage; pack.
    • stack An obsolete or dialectal preterit of stick (and stick).
    • n stack In gambling and banking games, twenty chips or counters.
    • n stack A group of retorts set together in the furnace for the manufacture of coal-gas.
    • n stack That part of a blast-furnace which extends from the boshes to the throat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If all the Oreo cookies ever sold were stacked on top of one another, they would be as high as 13.3 million Sears Towers
    • n Stack stak a large pile of bay, corn, wood, &c.: a number of chimneys standing together: a pyramid formed by a number of muskets with fixed bayonets interlocked and the stocks spread widely apart
    • v.t Stack to pile into a stack: to make up cards for cheating
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Idioms

Blow your stack - If you blow your stack, you lose your temper.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. stakkr,; akin to Sw. stack, Dan. stak,. Cf. Stake

Usage

In literature:

Nice stack of cloth.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
His first care was to save Major Stack's column.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the course of the day there was stacked, at the end of her cottage, enough to last for some months.
"The Billow and the Rock" by Harriet Martineau
THE ADVENTURE AT THE STACK.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
Arms had been stacked, and the men lounged lazily about the stacks.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
All around Swarta Stack the waves were leaping, white and furious.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
They never count the odds they stack up against, and when they over-play, they're bad losers.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
You've broken one of our rules by using TK to stack a poker deck.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
The fire had burnt low, and they hurriedly stacked it with fresh fuel.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
I took stock before beginning to lose my stack of chips.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Immediately after stacking arms, a lot of rioters who had just overcome their guards, seized our stacks.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
Not the little stack of handkerchiefs, the folded collars and the like.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
They of Hingam presumed to alotte parte of them to their people, and measure & stack them out.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
All the stacks, here and there, were flaming like volcanoes in the midst of the plain, stripped bare in the evening stillness.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Joe sat at his desk absently fingering a stack of paper slips.
"Stubble" by George Looms
While they were going for horses to pull her out, I cut away behind the stacks and escaped.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Ma eyed the stack of dishes in some doubt.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Now, I knows of a tidy little island 'bout twelve miles south of here where there's stacks of the birds.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
She had an inch-thick stack of midgit-idgit cards in her hand.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
A fine house it was, too, and went in the neighbourhood by the name of Stack's Folly.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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In poetry:

Therefore I toil in forests here
And pile the wood in stacks,
And take no fee from the shivering folk
Till I have cleansed the axe.
"The Wood-Cutter" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
By words, by voices, a lost way - ,
And here above the chimney stack
The unknown constellations sway -
And by what way shall I go back?
"L'An Trentiesme De Mon Eage" by Archibald MacLeish
Day after day, though no one sees,
The lonely place no different seems;
The trees, the stack, still images
Constant in who can say whose dreams?
"A Lonely Place" by Edward Shanks
He climbed a lot of mountains in his time.
He stalked the tiger, bear and elephant.
he wrote a stack of poems, some sublime
Some not. Plays, essays, pictures, tales -my aunt!
"Elegy" by Aleister Crowley
When the goldenrod is golden still,
But the heart of the sunflower is darker and sadder;
When the corn is in stacks on the slope of the hill,
And slides o'er the path the striped adder;
"A Song Of Early Autumn" by Richard Watson Gilder
And the city of Dundee seems beautiful to the eye
With her mill stacks and Old Steeple so high,
Which can be seen on a clear summer day
From the top of Broughty Castle near the mouth of Tay.
"Broughty Ferry" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The one he said he wouldn't sell even for 500 stacks.
Shipping containers are stacked at the Port of Miami in Miami, July 8, 2010.
Dodger boys face stacked field at own XC Invite.
The R & R Burger is not on the menu and it's stacked: two meats, ham, bacon, onion rings, grilled onions, cheese and jalapenos with fries and a drink.
Check out more training videos at Stack.com.
The New Albany Police Department is harboring stacks upon boxes upon piles of designer merchandise which includes high end brands including Prada, Louis Vuitton and Ugg.
Bears' Forte stacks up evenly with Vikings' Peterson.
How does this stack up to previous mass extinctions .
Tucked neatly inside were stacked, white facemasks .
So how does the newest Samsung handset stack up.
"What I see Microsoft here is taking much of what we have learned about how filesystems are used and pushing that further into the stack," said IDC analyst Al Hilwa.
Raildecks Equipment Gets US Patent For Double-Stack Flatbed Technology.
Iven a stack of 30 long features from the nation's magazines, a reader could quickly find the one written by Susan Orlean.
Inside New York City's Highline Ballroom, a gaggle of musicians and techies throng around a folding table stacked with cold beer and sandwiches.
It always bothers me when I check furnaces for an energy efficiency study and the first thing I notice is that the stacks are above 600ºF.
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In science:

The stack V ectn (C ) is known to be an algebraic stack (in the sense of Artin).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
In the same way, our first example of D-stacks are representable D-stacks 2 .
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Our second example of D-stacks are simply stacks.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
In other words, any stack defined over the category of affine schemes with the ´etale topology gives rise to a D-stack.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We have just seen that the homotopy category of D-stacks Ho(D − Af f ∼) contains the categories of schemes and algebraic stacks.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
A 1-geometric D-stack is a quotient of a disjoint union of representable D-stacks by the action of a smooth affine groupoid.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
If F is a strongly geometric D-stack then h0 (F ) is an algebraic stack (in the sense of Artin) with affine diagonal.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The D-stack is called the structural D-stack.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
For any strongly geometric D-stack F , and any point x in F (C), the D-stack RT Fx is a linear D-stack (over iSpecC) as defined in 4.7.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
D-stack RT F is a linear stack over F in the sense of Definition 4.7.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
More generally, the definition above allows one to consider quotient D-stacks [X/G], where X is a representable D-stack and G is a smooth representable group D-stack acting on X .
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
The D-pre-stack RV ectn (X ) is a strongly geometric, fp-smooth D-stack.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
RV ectn (X ) ≃ V ectn (X ) between the truncation of the D-stack h0RV ectn (X ) and the (Artin) stack of rank n vector bund les on X .
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Indeed, the usual Artin stack of vector bundles on X is given by RHOM(X, BGln ), and our D-stack of vector bundles on X is RHOM(iX, iBGln ).
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
Theorem 5.6 Let ^RC atO be the associated D-stack to the D-pre-stack RC atO .
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
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