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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tons, dozens, heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads, lashingsnoun

    a large number or amount

    "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"

  2. stacksnoun

    storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored



    CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems. It is a special ASCII text file that contains user-accessible setup or configuration directives evaluated by the operating system's DOS BIOS (typically residing in IBMBIO.COM or IO.SYS) during boot. CONFIG.SYS was introduced with DOS 2.0.


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    In computer science, a stack is a type of abstract data type that serves as a collection of elements, with two main operations: push, which adds an element to the collection, and pop, which removes the most recently added element that was not yet removed. The order in which elements come off a stack gives rise to its alternative name, LIFO (Last In First Out). Additionally, a peek operation may give access to the top without modifying the stack. This concept is used in several programming languages, memory organization and data processing.


  1. Stacks

    Stacks are a feature first found in Apple's operating system, Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard". As the name implies, they "stack" files into a small organized folder on the Dock. At the WWDC07 Keynote Presentation, Steve Jobs stated that in Leopard, the user will be given a default stack called Downloads, in which all downloaded content will be placed. In the initial release of Leopard, Stacks could be shown two ways, in a "fan" or a "grid". With the release of the 10.5.2 update, a third "list" view was added. This list view allows folder icons to display their contents in pop-out side menus. Originally, if the fan view was too long to fit within the screen, it was automatically displayed as a grid. The user could also choose to have a fan stack always display as a grid, but they could not choose to make it fan out. After the update, the top item in the fan would allow the user to open the file in the Finder. The list view also shows an Options pop-out menu which, when opened, allows users to change the display method used by the Stack, the order items in the Stack are displayed, and the appearance of the Stack icon in the dock. These options are available in the other three methods by either right-clicking on the icon with the right button of a two-button mouse, or by holding down the Control key on the keyboard while simultaneously clicking with a one-button mouse. Holding down the primary mouse button will target the contextual menu as well.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stacks is ranked #14669 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stacks surname appeared 2,027 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Stacks.

    84.4% or 1,712 total occurrences were White.
    10.5% or 213 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stacks in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stacks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of stacks in a Sentence

  1. Jason Miller:

    It's very much an anti-big government, anti-Washington, strong libertarian tendencies. They've got a lot of conservative leaders come out of Alaska, i think it demographically really stacks up well for us.

  2. Coleen Klasmeier:

    Let's say a drug is very expensive and very effective and doesn't have many side effects, if you're a health plan and you are trying to decide whether to pay for the drug you want to know how it stacks up against others.

  3. Melbourne University geologist David Kennedy:

    This is the first time in the world we have seen underwater sea stacks. They don't last long due to erosion and according to all the textbooks they shouldn't be there.

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