how to pronounce stack


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stack is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of stack in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you got a big stack here let's oh my …”

meanings of stack


  1. The quantity of a given item which fills up an inventory slot or bag.
  2. A fall or crash, a prang.
  3. A holding pattern, with aircraft circling one above the other as they wait to land.
  4. (heading) A pile.
  5. A vertical drainpipe.
  6. A blend of various dietary supplements or anabolic steroids with supposed synergistic benefits.
  7. A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, larger at the bottom than the top, sometimes covered with thatch.
  8. A smokestack.
  9. (heading) In computing.
  10. A stack data structure stored in main memory that is manipulated during machine language procedure call related instructions.
  11. A pile of similar objects, each directly on top of the last.
  12. The amount of money a player has on the table.
  13. Compactly spaced bookshelves used to house large collections of books.
  14. An extensive collection.
  15. (heading) In architecture.
  16. A combination of interdependent, yet individually replaceable, software components or technologies used together on a system.
  17. A linear data structure in which items inserted are removed in reverse order (the last item inserted is the first one to be removed).
  18. An implementation of a protocol suite (set of protocols forming a layered architecture).
  19. A generalization of schemes in algebraic geometry and of sheaves.
  20. A pile of rifles or muskets in a cone shape.
  21. A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.
  22. A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof.
  23. A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet. (~3 m³).
  24. A large amount of an object.
  25. A coastal landform, consisting of a large vertical column of rock in the sea.


  1. To arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack.
  2. To place (aircraft) into a holding pattern.
  3. To crash; to fall.
  4. To operate cumulatively.
  5. To take all the money another player currently has on the table.
  6. To collect precious metal in the form of various small objects such as coins and bars.
  7. To deliberately distort the composition of (an assembly, committee, etc.).
  8. To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner.


  1. A surname​.

stack frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word stack occurs in english on average 14.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics stack can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that stack can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to stack


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