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1(of a number of things) put or arranged in a stack or stacks.‘the stacked chairs’
- ‘One little girl struggles to separate two stacked chairs as she discusses her aspirations.’
- ‘The green contours are also lay-of-the-land and the bunkers are hand-dug, some edged by tall layers of stacked sod, others by shaggy tufts of native grass.’
- ‘To the right of the beds, there was a work table, and there were four neatly stacked chairs in the corner next to the table.’
- ‘His riding helmet and gloves are stacked neatly in the chair next to him.’
- ‘Shelving units filled every available space and most of them were filled with carefully stacked items.’
- ‘There was the man who could balance on the most precariously stacked barrels.’
- ‘I filled in the rest of that side with stacked casual shirts.’
- ‘The first thing one remarks of Paul Manes's paintings of sprawlingly rendered stacked bowls is the complex sensuousness of their surfaces.’
- ‘Still holding her picture tightly in his hand, he ran his other along the neatly stacked books on the shelf.’
- ‘The shelves were full of neatly stacked jars and bottles.’
- ‘Resting on the counter was the coffee machine and behind it were stacked cups and fridges.’
- ‘Soldiers scurry about frantically, climbing atop stacked chairs to see over the transport.’
- ‘Opening the lid, however, reveals no hollow volume inside, but only the top layer of stacked plywood.’
- ‘My daughter also had a brief go in the adventure playground, which consisted of tunnels and passageways created out of stacked hay inside a barn.’
- ‘That's all that my room is at the moment; a collection of stacked stuff.’
- ‘Terraced soil or stacked stones provide a place for the water to spill over.’
- ‘Jay could feel himself trembling as he climbed his way up the stacked boxes in the corner of the room.’
- ‘For whom were the three stacked plates and why does Rousseau eat alone?’
- ‘In any event, they have quickly transformed the new pathway into a mess of stacked chairs and tables.’
- ‘We walked past one of those games where you throw a ball at the stacked bottles.’
- 1.1 (of a place or surface) filled or covered with goods.‘the stacked shelves’
full, filled, laden, packed, burdened, stuffed, crammed, brimming, freighted, stackedView synonyms
- ‘He is a natural bon-viveur and legendary dinner party host, although rumours he keeps a fully stacked champagne-only fridge are, sadly, untrue.’
- ‘And, worth noting, the larger retail outlets offer seas of stacked aisles in which to get confused.’
- 1.2 (of a machine) having sections that are arranged vertically.‘full-sized washer-dryers are replacing stacked units’
- ‘It comes with vertically stacked dual headlamps and a narrower passenger seat than other BMWcruisers.’
- ‘The three stacked, sequence-stratigraphic units were produced by episodes of faulting, subsidence, and infilling.’
- ‘Inventive but easy, these stacked layers of tulips will grab attention in any room.’
- ‘Fira is on a rugged, rocky island and the town marches up the steep coastline in stacked terraces and zigzag avenues.’
- ‘For the model above the hair was waved with a stacked perm at the back of the neck to get volume up to the occipital bone, and layered and textured through the front.’
- ‘Her watercolors are ostensibly abstract, but their stacked forms within vertical formats imply a landscape.’
- ‘Carla Gentry of Styles Hair Salon in New York gave this look a twist with a layered bang and stacked layers at the base.’
- ‘An unusual stacked vanity unit makes the most of the limited space.’
- ‘The northern part of the Iberian Variscan belt forms the central zone of the Ibero-Armorican arc, an arched belt of several stacked thrust units.’
- ‘With increasing extension, or shear, vertically stacked books will progressively rotate, attaining ever-decreasing angles to the horizontal.’
- ‘Consider Katie Kannler's struggle to get a new stacked washer/dryer delivered to her Arlington townhouse in February.’
- ‘Suzuki has gone for vertically stacked headlights and no-maintenance LED-type rear tail lights.’
- ‘The Prinsendam was constructed in the formative years of atrium development, and features a unique stacked atrium design.’
- ‘The traps consisted of three stacked vertical wooden plates spaced approx .15 cm from one another, and set near ground level.’
- ‘Amkor claims the cost of a three-dice stacked package can be up to 35% less than the cost of three separate packages because they share one substrate.’
- ‘These are vertical planes of horizontally stacked planks of wood backed by a pole or beam planted in the ground.’
- ‘Off the adjoining Harbour Court, there would be eight stacked garage parking spaces.’
- ‘In addition, when introducing a kink, both stacked arms are symmetrically deviated from the helical axis by the same amount.’
- ‘In principle, the greater the number of stacked layers, the better the homogenization will be.’
- ‘Or you can build densely stacked courtyard housing, arranged in the Georgian manner in crescents or squares.’
- 1.3 (of a heel) made from thin layers of wood, plastic, or another material glued one on top of the other.
- ‘Women, brace yourselves for stacked heels, and men, the Chelsea boot looks best with a pair of low-rise dirty denim jeans.’
- ‘Basically, you need to go out and invest in a new pair of slouch boots with a stacked heel and/or flat pumps.’
2(of a deck of cards) shuffled or arranged dishonestly so as to gain an unfair advantage.
- ‘Boxing is full of stacked decks and unfair decisions but through it all, sometimes we just get a great fight.’
- ‘I never expected this respected professor of economics to deal from a stacked deck.’
- ‘Also, it would be interesting to see the results of a stacked deck reading compared to a ‘natural’ reading for the same person.’
- ‘Mephistopheles is dealing with a stacked deck and he knows it.’
3informal (of a woman) having large breasts.
large-breasted, big-breasted, full-breasted, heavy-breasted, bosomy, large-bosomed, big-bosomed, full-bosomedView synonyms
- ‘The band of four head off on their little adventure and I suddenly notice that Stephanie is stacked.’
- ‘She's tall, leggy, stacked, triple X sexy, and she's wearing a black bikini that displays her awesome figure to full advantage.’
- ‘She's stacked, limber and looking for a father figure.’
- ‘She is stacked and feisty, but not actually that smart a player.’
- ‘Stand so you feel stacked, your hips over your heels and your weight on the middle of each foot.’
(of a task) placed in a queue for subsequent processing.
- ‘This invention relates in general to printing systems, and more particularly to a system and method for managing print object headers associated with active print objects via a controllable stacked object queue arrangement.’
- ‘The print object headers are made available in a plurality of register sets or queues, which are serially arranged in a stacked queue configuration.’
- ‘As print object headers enter the stacked object queue via a first queue, they are shifted through the remaining queues as they become available.’
- 4.1 (of a stream of data) stored in such a way that the most recently stored item is the first to be retrieved.
- ‘A special case of data retrieval from multiple tables is the use of stacked cursors to fetch data from logical copies of the same table, in a manner that provides a solution to the so called "Parts explosion" problem.’
- ‘Stacked cursors are typically used in application programs which traverse a tree structure stored in the database.’
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