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Definition of "stock market" [stock market]

  • See stock exchange. (noun)
  • The business transacted at a stock exchange. (noun)
  • The prices offered for stocks and bonds in general: a rising stock market. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stock market" in a sentence
  • "Without another word, Mr. Baruch finished having his shoes shined, calmly returned to his office, and instructed his colleagues to liquidate all his stock market positions."
  • "Acknowledgment to Richard W. Maurer Jr., who dauntlessly supplied me with lists of misdemeanors concerning stock market activities, herein committed by Damian Jonathan Adare."
  • "Riding a bull stock market and the expansion of cable television networks devoted solely to investors—CNBC and CNNfn, in particular—E*Trade saw its accounts soar to nearly 2.5 million by May 2000."