Origin of stacked
- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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.
- 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
Related Words for stackeddeformed, unmade, abnormal, amorphous, anomalous, baggy, buxom, curvaceous, curvy, embryonic, inchoate, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, invisible, irregular, malformed, misshapen, nebulous, undeveloped
Examples from the Web for stacked
Contemporary Examples of stacked
Stacked cylinders form a base beneath her feet and loosely roll about as she juggles objects and weaves in and out of hula-hoops.How the Circus Got a Social Conscience
November 7, 2014
Well Newsies is stacked with former So You Think You Can Dance dancers.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
As for the paintings that came from the most important collections in Paris, these were stacked up at the German Embassy.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole
October 5, 2014
Pallets of produce and food parcels are stacked shoulder-high.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
Faulkner, Whitman, and Dickinson did not labor in vain; their books live on, horizontally, stacked like bricks in a display case.A Teacher Returns to the Classroom and Gets Schooled
September 1, 2014
Historical Examples of stacked
Chairs were stacked along the walls and there was a low platform at one end.The Harbor
The night before you'd collected driftwood and stacked it by the fire.The Man the Martians Made
Frank Belknap Long
He stepped to the mainmast, about which the powder kegs had been stacked.The Sea-Hawk
There were also many large packing-cases, stacked at the end of the row of cisterns.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
Later they were stacked on shelves in a large committee room.
Word Origin for stack
of women's bodies, "well-built in a sexual sense," 1942, past participle adjective from stack (v.).
c.1300, "pile, heap, or group of things," from Old Norse stakkr "haystack" (cf. Danish stak, Swedish stack "heap, stack"), from Proto-Germanic *stakkoz, from PIE *stognos- (cf. Old Church Slavonic stogu "heap," Russian stog "haystack," Lithuanian stokas "pillar"), from root *steg- "pole, stick" (see stake (n.)). Meaning "set of shelves on which books are set out" is from 1879. Used of the chimneys of factories, locomotives, etc., since 1825.
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