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Definition of "stock" []

  • A supply accumulated for future use; a store. (noun)
  • The total merchandise kept on hand by a merchant, commercial establishment, warehouse, or manufacturer. (noun)
  • All the animals kept or raised on a farm; livestock. (noun)
  • The capital or fund that a corporation raises through the sale of shares entitling the stockholder to dividends and to other rights of ownership, such as voting rights. (noun)
  • The number of shares that each stockholder possesses. (noun)
  • The total goods or raw material kept on the premises of a shop or business (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.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A supply of something stored for future use (noun)
  • The capital raised by a company through the issue and subscription of shares entitling their holders to dividends, partial ownership, and usually voting rights (noun)
  • The proportion of such capital held by an individual shareholder (noun)
  • The shares of a specified company or industry (noun)
  • (formerly) the part of an account or tally given to a creditor (noun)
  • The debt represented by this (noun)
  • Standing or status (noun)
  • Farm animals, such as cattle and sheep, bred and kept for their meat, skins, etc (noun)
  • The trunk or main stem of a tree or other plant (noun)
  • A rooted plant into which a scion is inserted during grafting (noun)
  • A plant or stem from which cuttings are taken (noun)
  • The original type from which a particular race, family, group, etc, is derived (noun)
  • A race, breed, or variety of animals or plants (noun)
  • A small pen in which a single animal can be confined (noun)
  • A line of descent (noun)
  • Any of the major subdivisions of the human species; race or ethnic group (noun)
  • The part of a rifle, sub-machine-gun, etc, into which the barrel and firing mechanism is set: held by the firer against the shoulder (noun)
  • The handle of something, such as a whip or fishing rod (noun)
  • The main body of a tool, such as the block of a plane (noun)
  • (formerly) the part of a plough to which the irons and handles were attached (noun)
  • The main upright part of a supporting structure (noun)
  • A liquid or broth in which meat, fish, bones, or vegetables have been simmered for a long time (noun)
  • Film material before exposure and processing (noun)
  • A portion of metal cut from a bar upon which a specific process, such as forging, is to be carried out (noun)
  • The material that is smelted in a blast furnace (noun)
  • Any of several plants of the genus Matthiola, such as M. incana and M. bicornis (evening or night-scented stock), of the Mediterranean region, cultivated for their brightly coloured flowers: Brassicaceae (crucifers) (noun)
  • A long usually white neckcloth wrapped around the neck, worn in the 18th century and as part of modern riding dress (noun)
  • A pile of cards left after the deal in certain games, from which players draw (noun)
  • The repertoire of plays available to a repertory company (noun)
  • (on some types of anchors) a crosspiece at the top of the shank under the ring (noun)
  • The centre of a wheel (noun)
  • An exposed igneous intrusion that is smaller in area than a batholith (noun)
  • A log or block of wood (noun)
  • Staple, standard (adjective)
  • Being a cliché; hackneyed (adjective)
  • To keep (goods) for sale (verb)
  • To obtain a store of (something) for future use or sale (verb)
  • To supply with live animals, fish, etc (verb)
  • (of a plant) to put forth new shoots (verb)
  • To punish by putting in the stocks (verb)

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Use "stock" in a sentence
  • "As the stock market extended its dramatic rebound from the 2007-09 bear market, the $169 million Aegis Value fund, managed by Scott Barbee, was No. 1 among actively managed funds in our quarterly contest, which ranks the 12-month returns of diversified U. S.-stock funds."
  • "In some cases tree size is determined by the stock and “dwarfing stock” is used to produce small, compact trees."
  • "A _bond_ is evidence of debt, specifying the interest, and stating when the principal shall be paid; a _certificate of stock_ is evidence that the owner is a part-owner in the corporation or company, not a creditor, and he has no right to regain his money except by the sale of his stock, or through the winding up of the company's business."