- noun1》 a pile, especially a neat one.↘a rectangular or cylindrical pile of hay, straw, etc.↘a vertical arrangement of hi-fi or guitar amplification equipment.↘a pyramidal group of rifles.2》 informal a large quantity of something.3》 a chimney or vertical exhaust pipe.4》 a number of aircraft flying in circles at different altitudes around the same point while waiting to land at an airport.5》 (also sea stack) Brit. a column of rock standing in the sea.6》 (the stacks) units of shelving in part of a library normally closed to the public.7》 Computing a set of storage locations from which the most recently stored item is the first to be retrieved.8》 Brit. a measure for a pile of wood of 108 cu. ft (3.06 cubic metres).verb1》 arrange in a stack.↘fill or cover with stacks of things.2》 shuffle or arrange (a pack of cards) dishonestly.↘(be stacked against/in favour of) (of a situation) be overwhelmingly likely to produce an unfavourable or favourable outcome for.3》 cause (an aircraft) to fly in a stack.4》 (stack up) N. Amer. informal measure up; compare.5》 (in snowboarding) fall over.Derivativesstackable adjectivestacker nounOriginME: from ON stakkr 'haystack', of Gmc origin.
English new terms dictionary. 2014.