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Definition of "stocks" []

  • An instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy wooden frame with holes in which the feet, hands, or head of an offender were locked
  • A frame in which an animal is held while receiving veterinary attention or while being shod
  • A frame used to support a boat while under construction
  • A vertical post or shaft at the forward edge of a rudder, extended upwards for attachment to the steering controls
  • A device, similar to a pillory, formerly used for public humiliation and punishment. (noun)

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  • Plural form of stock. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stock. (verb)

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Use "stocks" in a sentence
  • "Savings invested in stocks is generally a good thing."
  • "But Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak & Co., cautioned that a VIX below 20 doesn't mean a pullback in stocks is imminent."
  • "One of the great truths about investing in stocks is that you should never get attached to one of them, because the sucker can lose all its value and cost you a bundle."