Stake vs Stack - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between stake and stack

is that stake is a piece of wood or other material, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a marker or a support or stay while stack is (lb) a pile .

As verbs the difference between stake and stack

is that stake is to fasten, support, defend, or delineate with stakes while stack is to arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

stake

English

(wikipedia stake)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A piece of wood or other material, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a marker or a support or stay.
  • We have surveyor's stakes at all four corners of this field, to mark exactly its borders.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars),
  • A sharpened stake strong Dryas found.
  • # A piece of wood driven in the ground, placed in the middle of the court, that is used as the finishing point after scoring 12 hoops in croquet.
  • A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, flat car, flatbed trailer, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
  • (with definite article) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.
  • Thomas Cranmer was burnt at the stake .
  • A share or interest in a business or a given situation.
  • The owners let the managers eventually earn a stake in the business.
  • That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
  • A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, as used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
  • (Mormonism) A territorial division comprising all the Mormons (typically several thousand) in a geographical area.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars), Schaff-Herzog Encyc.
  • Every city, or stake, including a chief town and surrounding towns, has its president, with two counselors; and this president has a high council of chosen men.

    Synonyms

    * (croquet) peg

    Derived terms

    * burn at the stake * pull up stakes * stake of Zion

    Verb

    (stak)
  • To fasten, support, defend, or delineate with stakes.
  • to stake vines or plants.
  • To pierce or wound with a stake.
  • To put at risk upon success in competition, or upon a future contingency.
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars), (Alexander Pope)
  • I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays.
  • To provide another with money in order to engage in an activity as betting or a business venture.
  • John went broke, so to keep him playing, Jill had to ''stake'' him .
    His family staked him $10,000 to get his business started.

    Synonyms

    * (put at risk) wager, bet

    Derived terms

    * stake a claim * stake out

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    stack

    English

    (wikipedia stack)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (lb) A pile.
  • #A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, larger at the bottom than the top, sometimes covered with thatch.
  • #*(William Cowper) (1731-1800)
  • #*:But corn was housed, and beans were in the stack .
  • #A pile of similar objects, each directly on top of the last.
  • #:
  • #(lb) A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.
  • #*(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • #*:Against every pillar was a stack of billets above a man's height.
  • #A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet. (~3 m³)
  • A smokestack.
  • *
  • *:With just the turn of a shoulder she indicated the water front, where, at the end of the dock on which they stood, lay the good ship, Mount Vernon , river packet, the black smoke already pouring from her stacks .
  • (lb) In digital computing.
  • #A linear data structure in which the last data item stored is the first retrieved; a LIFO queue.
  • #A portion of computer memory occupied by a stack' data structure, particularly (' the stack ) that portion of main memory manipulated during machine language procedure call related instructions.
  • #*1992 , Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications , p.47:
  • #*:When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack .
  • (lb) A coastal landform, consisting of a large vertical column of rock in the sea.
  • (senseid)(lb) Compactly spaced bookshelves used to house large collections of books.
  • (lb) A large amount of an object.
  • :
  • (lb) A pile of rifles or muskets in a cone shape.
  • (lb) The amount of money a player has on the table.
  • (lb) In architecture.
  • #A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof.
  • #A vertical drainpipe.
  • A fall or crash, a prang.
  • (lb) A blend of various dietary supplements or anabolic steroids with supposed synergistic benefits.
  • At Caltech, a lock, obstacle, or puzzle designed to prevent underclassmen from entering a senior's room during ditch day.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To arrange in a stack, or to add to an existing stack.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2013, date=January 22, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Aston Villa 2-1 Bradford (3-4) , passage=James Hanson, the striker who used to stack shelves in a supermarket, flashed a superb header past Shay Given from Gary Jones's corner 10 minutes after the break.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • (card games) To arrange the cards in a deck in a particular manner.
  • (poker) To take all the money another player currently has on the table.
  • To deliberately distort the composition of (an assembly, committee, etc.).
  • (transitive, US, Australia, slang) To crash; to fall.
  • * 1975 , Laurie Clancy, A Collapsible Man , Outback Press, page 43,
  • Miserable phone calls from Windsor police station or from Russell Street. ‘Mum, I?ve stacked the car; could you get me a lawyer?’, the middle-class panacea for all diseases.
  • * 1984 , , A Country Quinella: Two Celebration Plays , page 80,
  • MARMALADE Who stacked the car? (pointing to SALOON) Fangio here.
    JOCK (standing) I claim full responsibility for the second bingle.
  • * 2002 , Ernest Keen, Depression: Self-Consciousness, Pretending, and Guilt , page 19,
  • Eventually he sideswiped a bus and forced other cars to collide, and as he finally stacked the car up on a bridge abutment, he passed out, perhaps from exhaustion, perhaps from his head hitting the windshield.
  • * 2007 , Martin Chipperfield, slut talk'', ''Night Falling , 34th Parallel Publishing, US, Trade Paperback, page 100,
  • oh shit danny, i stacked' the car / ran into sally, an old school friend / you ' stacked the car? / so now i need this sally?s address / for the insurance, danny says

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