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stack

stack

 
 
pronunciation:
staek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large conical or rectangular heap of hay, straw, or grain.
synonyms:
cock, haystack, mow
definition 2: an orderly pile, usu. in layers.
a stack of newspapers
 
synonyms:
head, pile
similar words:
mountain
definition 3: (informal) a great amount or number.
a stack of undone work
synonyms:
gob, heap, load, mass, mountain, pile, ream, ton
definition 4: (usu. pl.) a large high set of bookshelves, or the section of a library where the books are stored.
definition 5: a tall chimney or exhaust pipe; smokestack.
synonyms:
chimney, flue, funnel, smokestack
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stacked, stacking, stacks
definition 1: to put, arrange, or store in a stack or stacks.
She stacked the wood by the stove.
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synonyms:
bank, cock, heap, mound, pile, rick
definition 2: to load or cover with stacks of something.
They stacked the table with old magazines.
synonyms:
pike
similar words:
cover, heap, overspread, pack, pile
definition 3: to secretly arrange (the cards in a deck) in order to cheat.
similar words:
fix, load, rig
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be put or arranged in a stack.
These chairs will stack easily.
synonyms:
pile
similar words:
bank, heap
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