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"stack" in British English

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stacknoun [C]

uk   /stæk/  us   /stæk/
  • stack noun [C] (PILE)

a ​pile of things ​arranged one on ​top of another: He ​chose a ​cartoon from the stack of DVDs on the ​shelf.
informal a ​largeamount: Don't ​worry, we've got stacks of ​time.
the stacks
a set of ​shelves in a ​library that are ​positionedclose together so that a lot of ​books can be ​stored on them

stackverb [T]

uk   /stæk/  us   /stæk/
(Definition of stack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stack" in American English

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stacknoun [C]

 us   /stæk/
a ​pile of things ​arranged one on ​top of another: a stack of ​pancakes stacks of ​newspapers
the stacks
In a ​library (= a ​building with a ​collection of ​books and ​studymaterials), the stacks are the ​area where ​books are ​stored: I ​found the ​book in the stacks, but it was in the ​wrongplace.

stackverb [T]

 us   /stæk/
to ​arrange things in a ​pile one on ​top of another: The ​cases were stacked ​neatly in the ​middle of the ​room.
(Definition of stack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stack" in Business English

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stackverb [T]

uk   us   /stæk/
stack shelves
COMMERCE to ​work in a ​supermarket putting ​products on ​shelves: She's got a ​part-timejob stacking ​shelves in the ​localsuperstore.
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stacknoun [C]

uk   us   /stæk/
a large ​pile of something such as ​letters: I have a stack of ​invoices to ​process this afternoon.
IT a ​method of ​storinginformation on a ​computer in which the most recent ​item is ​found or dealt with before other ​items: It is possible to ​search the stack for an ​item and ​find out how far it is from the ​top.
(Definition of stack from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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