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Stock Meaning

Noun: stock  stók

  1. The capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
  2. The merchandise that a shop has on hand
    "they carried a vast stock of hardware";
    - inventory
  3. The handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
    "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock";
    - gunstock
  4. A certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year";
    - stock certificate
  5. A supply of something available for future use
    "he brought back a large stock of Cuban cigars";
    - store, fund, arsenal
  6. The descendants of one individual
    "his entire stock has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma
  7. A special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    "he experimented on a particular stock of white rats";
    - breed, strain
  8. Liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
    "she made gravy with a base of beef stock";
    - broth
  9. The reputation and popularity a person has
    "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  10. Persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
    - caudex
  11. A plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  12. Any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly coloured flowers
    - gillyflower
  13. Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
    - Malcolm stock
  14. Lumber used in the construction of something
    "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
  15. The handle end of some implements or tools
    "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
  16. An ornamental white cravat
    - neckcloth
  17. Any animals kept for use or profit
    - livestock, farm animal
Verb: stock  stók
  1. Have on hand
    "Do you stock kerosene heaters?";
    - carry, stockpile
  2. Equip with a stock
    "stock a rifle"
  3. (animal husbandry) supply with fish
    "stock a lake"
  4. (animal husbandry) supply with livestock
    "stock a farm"
  5. Amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low";
    - buy in, stock up
  6. Provide or furnish with a stock of something
    "stock the larder with meat"
  7. Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
    - sprout
Adjective: stock  stók
  1. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    "a stock answer";
    - banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn [N. Amer], threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, shop-soiled [Brit]
  2. Routine
    "a stock answer"
  3. Regularly and widely used or sold
    "a stock item";
    - standard

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