- noun an area of temporary storage for data, registers or tasks where items are added and retrieved from the same end of the list
- noun a very tall industrial chimney, usually containing several flues
- noun a steep-sided pillar of rock which stands in the sea near a cliff
- noun a large neat pile of things
- verb to place things in a neat pile one on top of the other
- noun a pile of sheaves of grain, hay or straw. Stacks can be round or square.
- noun a number of aircraft waiting to land at an airport that are circling at different heights
- verb to put one on top of the other
- A vertical structure containing one or more flues for the discharge of hot gas.
- A vertical supply duct in a warm, air-heating system.
- Any vertical plumbing pipe, such as soil pipe, waste pipe, vent, or leader pipe.
- A collection of vertical plumbing pipes.
- To place trusses on framed walls where they will be installed.
- An orderly pile in which elements are arranged in layers, related groups, or the like. For example, a fuel cell stack, a rectifier stack, a head stack, or a protocol stack. The elements of such a stack may or may not be identical. Also, to arrange in such a stack.
- A set of registers, memory locations, or other storage areas or units which are ordered in a manner that provides for the handling of data, interrupts, or the like, in a specified order, such as FIFO or LIFO. To push is to add an item to the top of a stack, and to pop is to remove the first item from the top of a stack.
Information & Library Science
- noun a large and ordered collection of books kept in another area for reference
- adjective excellent, fantastic. A teenage vogue word of the late 1980s, used as an exclamation of approval or delight. The term spread from the language of hip hop in New york to London aficionados.
- adjective inferior, negative, ‘no way’, etc. The word, like many similar vogue terms, is also used to mean its virtual opposite
- verb to crash (a vehicle), destroy. The word is used in this sense throughout the English-speaking world. For skateboarders and schoolchildren since the late 1990s it refers to falling over or tripping up.
- verb to circle round waiting in turn for permission to land at a busy airport