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Definition of "stock exchange" [stock exchange]

  • A place where stocks, bonds, or other securities are bought and sold. (noun)
  • An association of stockbrokers who meet to buy and sell stocks and bonds according to fixed regulations. (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 exchange" in a sentence
  • ""If the stock exchange committee agreed that it was necessary 'to stabilize the market' … and if the great broking firms of Joseph Stern and Arjan Soorjani also agree not to offer any stock, any bulk stock below 28.80, what can Gornt do?""
  • "He managed to get his name involved in all sorts of unsavory speculations on the stock exchange and in gambling scandals, invariably, it is true, as a victim; while at least three foreign footlight favorites were expelled from Germany by the police on account of the scandals created by his association with them."
  • "The stock exchange beganto triumph and prepared slowly but surely to take the life of the nationinto its guardianship and control."