- The definition of stock is something that is in normal supply or common.
An example of stock is clothing in sizes small, medium and large in most clothing stores.
- Stock is a tree trunk or plant stem.
An example of stock is what a child would climb to reach a tree's branches.
- Stock means a share in the ownership of a company.
An example of stock is 100 shares of Disney Corporation.
- Stock is defined as to keep a supply of or to provide with something.
An example of stock is buying and storing a large amount of toilet paper.
stock definition by Webster's New World
- the trunk of a tree
- a tree stump
- a wooden block or log
- a blockhead
- anything lacking life, motion, or feeling
- a plant stem into which a graft is inserted
- a plant from which cuttings are taken
- an underground plant stem; rhizome or rootstock
- any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as (Mathiola bicornis), or (Malcomia maritima)
- the first of a line of descent; original progenitor, as of a human line, or type, as of a group of animals or plants
- a line of descent; lineage
- a strain, race, or other related group of animals or plants
- an ethnic group or other major subdivision of human beings
- a group of related languages or families of languages
- a supporting or main part, as the handle of an implement, weapon, etc., to which the working parts are attached; specif.,
- a bitstock or brace
- the butt or handle of a whip, fishing rod, etc.
- the block of a plane, in which the cutting blade is inserted
- the frame of a plow, to which the share, handles, etc. are attached
- the handle, usually wooden, to which the barrel of a rifle, shotgun, etc. is attached
- a framework; specif.,
- a former instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy wooden frame with holes for confining the ankles and, sometimes, the wrists of an offender
- a frame of timbers supporting a ship during construction
- ☆ a frame in which an animal is held, as for shoeing
- something out of which other things are made; specif.,
- raw material
- water in which meat, fish, etc. has been boiled, used as a base for soup or gravy
- a specified kind of paper: heavy stock
- a store or supply; specif.,
- all the animals, equipment, etc. kept and used on a farm
- the total amount of goods on hand in a store, etc.; inventory
- the portion of a pack of playing cards or dominoes not dealt out but left to be drawn from
- Archaic the part of a tally given to the creditor
- a debt represented by a tally or tallies
- the capital invested in a company or corporation through the buying of shares, each of which entitles the buyer to a share in the ownership and, usually, dividends, voting rights, etc.
- the proportionate share in the ownership held by an individual stockholder
- the shares of a particular company, industry, etc. or shares, collectively
- stock certificate
- Informal a part interest in something
- a stock company (sense ), or its repertoire
- a former type of large, wide, stiff cravat
- stock car (sense )
- Obsolete a stocking
Origin: Middle English stocke ; from Old English stocc, akin to German stock, Dutch stok, a stick ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)teu-, to strike, chop from source stump, stub
- to provide with or attach to a stock: to stock a firearm, plow, etc.
- to furnish (a farm) with stock or (a shop, etc.) with a stock
- to supply with: to stock a pond with fish
- to keep or put in a supply of, as for sale or for future use
- ☆ to sow (land) with grass, clover, etc.
- to put forth new shoots: said of a plant
- to put in a stock, or supply: often with up
- continually kept in stock: stock sizes
- of the nature of something kept in stock; common, ordinary, hackneyed, or trite: a stock excuse
- that deals with stock: a stock boy
- Finance relating to stock or a stock company
- of or having to do with a theatrical stock company or its repertoire
- designating or of a character, as in a play or TV show, of a conventionalized type
- for breeding: a stock mare
- of, or for the raising of, livestock: stock farming
stock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A supply accumulated for future use; a store.
- The total merchandise kept on hand by a merchant, commercial establishment, warehouse, or manufacturer.
- All the animals kept or raised on a farm; livestock.
- a. 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.b. The number of shares that each stockholder possesses.c. A stock certificate.d. The part of a tally or record of account formerly given to a creditor.e. A debt symbolized by a tally.
- The trunk or main stem of a tree or another plant.
- a. A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.b. A plant or tree from which cuttings and slips are taken.
- a. The original progenitor of a family line.b. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character: comes from farming stock.c. Ancestry or lineage; antecedents.d. The type from which a group of animals or plants has descended.e. A race, family, or other related group of animals or plants.f. An ethnic group or other major division of the human race.g. A group of related languages.h. A group of related families of languages.
- The raw material out of which something is made.
- The broth in which meat, fish, bones, or vegetables are simmered for a relatively long period, used as a base in preparing soup, gravy, or sauces.
- a. A main upright part, especially a supporting structure or block.b. stocks Nautical The timber frame that supports a ship during construction.c. A frame in which a horse or other animal is held for shoeing or for veterinary treatment. Often used in the plural.
- stocks A device consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes for confining the ankles and sometimes the wrists, formerly used for punishment.
- Nautical A crosspiece at the end of the shank of an anchor.
- The wooden block from which a bell is suspended.
- a. The rear wooden, metal, or plastic handle or support of a rifle, pistol, or automatic weapon, to which the barrel and mechanism are attached.b. The long supporting structure and mooring beam of field-gun carriages that trails along the ground to provide stability and support.
- A handle, such as that of a whip, a fishing rod, or various carpentry tools.
- The frame of a plow, to which the share, handles, coulter, and other parts are fastened.
- a. A theatrical stock company.b. The repertoire of such a company.c. A theater or theatrical activity, especially outside of a main theatrical center: a small role in summer stock.
- Botany Any of several Eurasian and Mediterranean plants of the genus Matthiola in the mustard family, especially M. incana, widely cultivated for its clusters of showy, variously colored flowers.
- Games The portion of a pack of cards or of a group of dominoes that is not dealt out but is drawn from during a game.
- Geology A body of intrusive igneous rock of which less than 100 square kilometers (40 square miles) is exposed.
- 21. Zoology A compound organism, such as a colony of zooids.
- 22. a. Personal reputation or status: a teacher whose stock with the students is rising.b. Confidence or credence: I put no stock in that statement.
- 23. a. A long white neckcloth worn as part of a formal riding habit.b. A broad scarf worn around the neck, especially by certain clerics.
- 24. Rolling stock.
- To provide or furnish with a stock of something, especially:a. To supply (a shop) with merchandise.b. To supply (a farm) with livestock.c. To fill (a stream, for example) with fish.
- To keep for future sale or use.
- To provide (a rifle, for example) with a stock.
- Obsolete To put (someone) in the stocks as a punishment.
- To gather and lay in a supply of something: stock up on canned goods.
- To put forth or sprout new shoots. Used of a plant.
- Kept regularly in stock: a stock item.
- Repeated regularly without any thought or originality; routine: a stock answer.
- Employed in dealing with or caring for stock or merchandise: a stock clerk.
- a. Of or relating to the raising of livestock: stock farming.b. Used for breeding: a stock mare.
- a. Of or relating to a stock company or its repertoire.b. Of or being a conventional character or situation that recurs in many literary or cinematic works.
Origin: Middle English stok, from Old English stocc, tree trunk.
- stockˈage noun
- stockˈer noun
stock - Business Definition
stock - Cultural Definition
stock - Investment & Finance Definition
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stock - Phrases/Idioms
on the stocks
out of stock
- to inventory the amount of stock on hand
- to make an estimate or appraisal, as of available resources, probabilities, etc.
take stock inâ
out of stock
stock - Science Definition
- The trunk or main stem of a tree or another plant.
- A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
- A plant or tree from which cuttings and scions are taken.