Stock meaning

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Stock means a share in the ownership of a company.

An example of stock is 100 shares of Disney Corporation.

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A body of intrusive igneous rock of which less than 100 square kilometers (40 square miles) is exposed.
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A compound organism, such as a colony of zooids.
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To keep for future sale or use.
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To put (someone) in the stocks as a punishment.
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To provide (a rifle, for example) with a stock.
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Forming the names of theme-based festivals or concerts.
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Stock is a tree trunk or plant stem.

An example of stock is what a child would climb to reach a tree's branches.

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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.

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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.

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A supply accumulated for future use; a store.
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The total merchandise kept on hand by a merchant, commercial establishment, warehouse, or manufacturer.
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A device consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes for confining the ankles and sometimes the wrists, formerly used for punishment.
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The frame of a plow, to which the share, handles, coulter, and other parts are fastened.
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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.
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The wooden block from which a bell is suspended.
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A handle, such as that of a whip, a fishing rod, or various carpentry tools.
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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, fragrant, variously colored flowers.
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Rolling stock.
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To gather and lay in a supply of something.

Stock up on canned goods.

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To put forth or sprout new shoots. Used of a plant.
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Kept regularly in stock.

A stock item.

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Repeated regularly without any thought or originality; routine.

A stock answer.

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Employed in dealing with or caring for stock or merchandise.

A stock clerk.

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The trunk of a tree.
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An underground plant stem; rhizome or rootstock.
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Any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as evening stock (Mathiola bicornis), or Virginian stock (Malcomia maritima)
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A supporting or main part, as the handle of an implement, weapon, etc., to which the working parts are attached.
  • 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.
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The crosspiece near the top of the shank on some anchors.
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A framework.
  • 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.
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Something out of which other things are made.
  • Raw material.
  • Water in which meat, fish, etc. has been boiled, used as a base for soup or gravy.
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A specified kind of paper.

Heavy stock.

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A store or supply.
  • 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 deck of cards remaining after the hands have been dealt, available for use later in the hand.
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A stock company, or its repertoire.
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A former type of large, wide, stiff cravat.
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A stocking.
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To provide with or attach to a stock.

To stock a firearm, plow, etc.

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To keep or put in a supply of, as for sale or for future use.
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To sow (land) with grass, clover, etc.
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To put forth new shoots.
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To put in a stock, or supply.
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Continually kept in stock.

Stock sizes.

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Of the nature of something kept in stock; common, ordinary, hackneyed, or trite.

A stock excuse.

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That deals with stock.
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Relating to stock or a stock company.
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For breeding.

A stock mare.

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Of, or for the raising of, livestock.

Stock farming.

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The trunk or main stem of a tree or another plant.
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A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
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A plant or tree from which cuttings and scions are taken.
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  • (operations) A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
    We have a stock of televisions on hand.
  • A supply of anything ready for use.
    Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
  • Railroad rolling stock.
  • In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players.
  • Farm or ranch animals; livestock.
  • The population of a given type of animal (especially fish) available to be captured from the wild for economic use.
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(finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
  • The price or value of the stock for a company on the stock market.
    When the bad news came out, the company's stock dropped precipitously.
  • (figuratively) The measure of how highly a person or institution is valued.
    After that last screw-up of mine, my stock is pretty low around here.
  • Any of several types of security that are similar to a stock, or marketed like one.
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The raw material from which things are made; feedstock.
  • The type of paper used in printing.
    The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.
  • Undeveloped film; film stock.
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Stock theater, summer stock theater.
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The trunk and woody main stems of a tree. The base from which something grows or branches.
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Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
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A handle or stem to which the working part of an implement or weapon is attached.
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Part of a machine that supports items or holds them in place.
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A bar, stick or rod.
  • A ski pole.
  • (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
  • (nautical) The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
  • (geology) A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore).
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A bed for infants; a crib, cot, or cradle.
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(folklore) A piece of wood magically made to be just like a real baby and substituted for it by magical beings.
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(uncountable, countable) Broth made from meat (originally bones) or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
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A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
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A piece of black cloth worn under a clerical collar.
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A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
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(UK, historical) The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness.
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A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
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(shipbuilding, in the plural) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests during construction.
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(UK, in the plural) Red and grey bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
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(biology) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons, such as as trees, chains of salpae, etc.
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The beater of a fulling mill.

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To have on hand for sale.

The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.

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To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply.

To stock a warehouse with goods.

To stock a farm, i.e. to supply it with cattle and tools.

To stock land, i.e. to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.

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To suffer (cows) to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more prior to sale.
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To put in the stocks as punishment.

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Of a type normally available for purchase/in stock.

Stock items.

Stock sizes.

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(racing, of a race car) Having the same configuration as cars sold to the non-racing public, or having been modified from such a car.
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Straightforward, ordinary, very basic.

That band is quite stock.

He gave me a stock answer.

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The trunk or main stem of a tree or another plant.
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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.
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A crosspiece at the end of the shank of an anchor.
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To provide or furnish with a stock of something, especially:
  • To supply (a shop) with merchandise.
  • To supply (a farm) with livestock.
  • To fill (a stream, for example) with fish.
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in stock
  • Available for sale or use; on hand.
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out of stock
  • Not available for sale or use.
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in stock
  • Available for sale or use; on hand.
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on the stocks
  • Being built.
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out of stock
  • Not immediately available for sale or use; not on hand.
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take stock
  • To inventory the amount of stock on hand.
  • To make an estimate or appraisal, as of available resources, probabilities, etc.
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take stock in
  • To have faith in, give credence to, or attribute real significance to.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in stock
in stock
on the stocks
take stock in

Origin of stock

  • Middle English stok from Old English stocc tree trunk N., sense 18, short for stock-gillyflower (from their woody stems)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English stocc, with modern senses mostly referring either to the trunk from which the tree grows (figuratively, its origin and/or support/foundation), or to a piece of wood, stick, or rod. How the senses of "supply" and "raw material" developed from these is unclear, however.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Woodstock, a famous American festival.

    From Wiktionary