- a given quantity of chips that can be bought at one time, as in poker or other gambling games.
- the quantity of chips held by a player at a given point in a gambling game.
- Aviation. to control the flight patterns of airplanes waiting to land at an airport so that each circles at a designated altitude.
- Informal. to compare; measure up (often followed by against): How does the movie stack up against the novel?
- Informal. to appear plausible or in keeping with the known facts: Your story just doesn't stack up.
Idioms about stack
- to arrange cards or a pack of cards so as to cheat: He stacked the deck and won every hand.
- to manipulate events, information, etc., especially unethically, in order to achieve an advantage or desired result.
Origin of stack
OTHER WORDS FROM stackstacker, nounstackless, adjectivere·stack, verb (used with object)un·stack, adjective, verb
Words nearby stack
How to use stack in a sentence
It’s our creaky localized systems, with county election officials combing through an unprecedented stack of mail-in ballots to make sure they were submitted correctly.
He turned his attention to the stack of copies of PCN on the table and scanned through an issue from June 2019.
So in all, there were 3×3×3, or 33, unique stacks with three rings.
Each rod or cone cell at the back of the eye has a stack of discs inside, The discs contain a pigment molecule.
She suggested that Gregory stack newspapers on his desk to give the set an intimate, coffeehouse feel.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chicken satay and shrimp cocktail are also good options, as you can watch the skewers and tails stack up.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Place the stack of phyllo dough sheets on a cutting board and cover it with a slightly damp towel.
Jimbo and I sat next to each other, Indian style, and leaned against the stack of black Hefty bags and electronics.
It shows the cascading hills and many buildings that seemingly stack atop them.
As she left the wood she saw a big hay-stack, as firm and shapely of outline as a house, not a loose wisp anywhere.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Of course the more cold air admitted to pass through the fire, the more heat carried to the top of the stack.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Here, being suddenly drenched by spray from one of the engines, Sam and Tommy made for the shelter of a chimney-stack.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
The Steward is visibly frightened and the stack of dishes rattles in his trembling hands.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
In the afternoon they strolled towards home, determining to stop a little at the Stack on their way.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for stack
Derived forms of stackstackable, adjectivestacker, noun
Word Origin for stack
Scientific definitions for stack
Other Idioms and Phrases with stack
In addition to the idioms beginning with stack
- stack the cards
- stack up
- blow one's top (stack)
- cards are stacked
- needle in a haystack
- swear on a stack of bibles