Definition of “stack” - English Dictionary

“stack” in British English

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stacknoun [ C ]

uk /stæk/ us /stæk/

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 study materials), the stacks are the area where books are stored:

I found the book in the stacks, but it was in the wrong place.

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 /stæk/ us
stack shelves

COMMERCE to work in a supermarket putting products on shelves:

She's got a part-time job stacking shelves in the local superstore.

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Phrasal verb(s)

stacknoun [ C ]

uk /stæk/ us

a large pile of something such as letters:

I have a stack of invoices to process this afternoon.

IT a method of storing information 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)