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Stock Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  • an ornamental white cravat
  • the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
  • the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
  • 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"
  • lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
  • 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"
  • a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
  • the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  • any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  • any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  • a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  • persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  • 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"
  • a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
  • a certificate documenting the shareholder''s ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
  • the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  • put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
  • have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
  • provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
  • stock up on to keep for future use or sale; "let''s stock coffee as long as prices are low"
  • supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
  • supply with fish; "stock a lake"
  • equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
  • regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
  • routine; "a stock answer"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory" ,
  • a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" ,
  • not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit ,
  • the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" ,
  • 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" ,
  • the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor" ,
  • a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep" , 10. lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter" , 1
  • a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year" , 1
  • any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia , 1
  • a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants , 1
  • any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers , 1
  • the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock" , 1
  • persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant , 1
  • an ornamental white cravat

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Stock Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In financial markets, stock is the capital that a firm gets by giving out and distributing of shares.

A person or organization which holds shares of stocks is called a shareholder. The whole value of the stocks that a firm has issued is called its market capitalization.

In the United Kingdom and Australia, the term share is used the same way as stock is described in the United States.



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Meaning of the Name 'Stock'


  • Meaning: From the tree stump
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


'Stock' example sentence in quotations


* 90 of the people in the stock market, professionals and amateurs alike, simply haven't done enough homework. - William J. O'Neil

* Emotions are your worst enemy in the stock market. - Don Hays

* There is no such thing as the Queen's English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares - Mark Twain


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Stock Sample Sentences in News


  • US stock market inches to record ahead of holiday
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  • Share subscription schedule 2015 under Alma Media stock options
    Alma Media Corporation    Stock Exchange Release 26 November 2014 at 10.00 (EET) SHARE SUBSCRIPTION SCHEDULE 2015 UNDER ALMA MEDIA STOCK OPTIONS The shares subscribed for under stock options 2009 during ... Read more on this news related to 'Stock'

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