Definition of Stocks

1. Noun. A frame that supports a boat while it is under construction.

Generic synonyms: Framework
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



2. Noun. A frame for constraining an animal while it is receiving veterinary attention or while being shod.
Generic synonyms: Framework
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

3. Noun. A former instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes in which the feet (and sometimes the hands) of an offender could be locked.
Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Punishment
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of Stocks

1. Noun. (plurale tantum) A device, similar to a pillory, formerly used for public humiliation and punishment. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of stock) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of stock) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stocks

1. stock [v] - See also: stock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stocks

stockmarkets
stockmen
stockout
stockpicker
stockpickers
stockpile
stockpiled
stockpiler
stockpilers
stockpiles
stockpiling
stockpot
stockpots
stockroom
stockrooms
stocks (current term)
stocktake
stocktakes
stocktaking
stocktakings
stockwhip
stockwhips
stockwork
stockworks
stocky
stockyard
stockyards
stodge
stodged
stodger

Literary usage of Stocks

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"... or on account of losses or any other transactions in the purchase or sale of stocks, bonds, securities, or commodities a made by them for your account. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Investment W 19:21-2 Ap 21 47 Mow to judge preferred stocks. \VK l.nger- quist. ... 7 My 19 47 Present position of the oil stocks К I. Kln- ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Lit Digest Present income values of railroad and industrial stocks. ... Lit Digest 53:936-7 О 14 '16 Year's changes in quotations for stocks. ..."

4. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1859)
"From the East, stocks found their way to Athens, the headquarters of ancient civilisation, aud they are named (as the Podo kakke, or Foot Nuisance) in the ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"stocks of wheat (and of flour expressed in its equivalent weight of wheat) arc held by ... Merchants' stocks are kept in granaries at ports of importation ..."

6. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1921)
"CHAPTER VI THE SEVEN PER CENT PREFERRED stocks AND THEIR PROVISIONS The kinds of securities which were created for these companies constitute an important ..."

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