Definition of Stock

1. Noun. 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. Verb. Have on hand. "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
Exact synonyms: Carry, Stockpile
Generic synonyms: Have, Have Got, Hold
Derivative terms: Stockist, Stockpile, Stockpile, Stockpiling

3. Adjective. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse. "The trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

4. Noun. The merchandise that a shop has on hand. "They stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
Exact synonyms: Inventory
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware
Derivative terms: Stockist

5. Verb. Equip with a stock. "Stock a rifle"
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit

6. Adjective. Routine. "A stock answer"
Similar to: Standard

7. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Gunstock
Group relationships: Artillery, Gun, Heavy Weapon, Ordnance, Gun, Machine Gun, Handgun, Pistol, Shooting Iron, Side Arm
Generic synonyms: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold, Support
Specialized synonyms: Pistol Grip

8. Verb. Supply with fish. "Stock a lake"
Category relationships: Animal Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

9. Adjective. Regularly and widely used or sold. "A stock item"
Exact synonyms: Standard
Similar to: Regular

10. Noun. A certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation. "The value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
Exact synonyms: Stock Certificate
Specialized synonyms: Share
Generic synonyms: Certificate, Security

11. Verb. Supply with livestock. "Stock a farm"
Category relationships: Animal Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

12. Noun. A supply of something available for future use. "He brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
Exact synonyms: Fund, Store
Specialized synonyms: Base, Infrastructure, Cache, Hoard, Stash, Provision, Government Issue, Issue, Military Issue, Seed Stock
Generic synonyms: Accumulation
Derivative terms: Stocker, Stockist, Store

13. Verb. 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"
Exact synonyms: Buy In, Stock Up
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Specialized synonyms: Overstock, Understock
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Stockist

14. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"

15. Verb. Provide or furnish with a stock of something. "They stock the lake with fish"; "Stock the larder with meat"
Specialized synonyms: Plant, Restock
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Stocking, Stockist

16. Noun. A special variety of domesticated animals within a species. "He created a new strain of sheep"
Exact synonyms: Breed, Strain
Generic synonyms: Animal Group, Variety
Specialized synonyms: Bloodstock, Pedigree
Group relationships: Species
Derivative terms: Breed, Breed

17. Verb. Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots. "The plant sprouted early this year"
Exact synonyms: Sprout
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Develop, Get, Grow, Produce
Derivative terms: Sprout, Sprout, Sprouting

18. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Broth
Generic synonyms: Soup
Specialized synonyms: Liquor, Pot Likker, Pot Liquor, Beef Broth, Beef Stock, Chicken Broth, Chicken Stock, Stock Cube

19. Noun. The reputation and popularity a person has. "His stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
Generic synonyms: Reputation, Repute

20. Noun. Persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant.
Exact synonyms: Caudex
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem

21. Noun. A plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants.
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Specialized synonyms: Rootstock

22. Noun. Any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers.
Exact synonyms: Gillyflower
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Matthiola, Matthiola
Specialized synonyms: Brompton Stock, Matthiola Incana

23. Noun. Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia.
Exact synonyms: Malcolm Stock
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Malcolmia, Malcolmia

24. Noun. Lumber used in the construction of something. "They will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
Generic synonyms: Lumber, Timber

25. Noun. The handle end of some implements or tools. "He grabbed the cue by the stock"
Specialized synonyms: Bitstock, Brace, Butt, Butt End
Group relationships: Cue, Cue Stick, Pool Cue, Pool Stick, Fishing Pole, Fishing Rod, Whip
Generic synonyms: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold

26. Noun. An ornamental white cravat.
Exact synonyms: Neckcloth
Generic synonyms: Cravat

27. Noun. Any animals kept for use or profit.
Exact synonyms: Farm Animal, Livestock
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Examples of category: Carry
Derivative terms: Stocker

Definition of Stock

1. n. The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.

2. v. t. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.

3. a. Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon.

4. n. Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock.

Definition of Stock

1. Noun. (context: operations) A store of goods ready for sale; inventory. ¹

2. Noun. A supply of anything ready for use. ¹

3. Noun. Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola. ¹

4. Noun. Farm or ranch animals. ¹

5. Noun. Railroad rolling stock. ¹

6. Noun. (finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder. ¹

7. Noun. The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes. ¹

9. Noun. (nautical) The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder. ¹

10. Noun. (uncountable countable) Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup. ¹

11. Noun. The type of paper used in printing. ¹

12. Noun. 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. ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) A cover for the legs; a stocking ¹

14. Noun. In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players. ¹

15. Noun. (geology) A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore) ¹

16. Noun. lineage, family ¹

17. Verb. To have on hand for sale. ¹

18. Adjective. Normally available for purchase. ¹

19. Adjective. Straightforward, plain, very basic ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Stock

1. to keep for future sale or use [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stock

stochastic differential equation
stochastic differential equations
stochastic matrix
stochastic process
stochastic processes
stochastic variable
stock (current term)
stock-index futures
stock-purchase warrant
stock ball
stock breeder
stock buyback
stock car
stock cars
stock certificate

Literary usage of Stock

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

1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"II the corporation has two or more classes of capital stock, the particulars of the common stock are shown on the line with the name of the corporation. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The joint-stock banks of Great Britain carry the current accounts of merchants and manufacturers, although the Bank of England also does to some extent a ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Shares of stock may be of any value the company sees fit to set, ... In the United States some States have a law requiring stock to be issued at its oar ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Quebec Algonquin (Algonkin stock) Ontario and Quebec Assiniboine (Siouan stock) Sask. and Alta Numbers 333 822 207 Athabascan tribes (Atha- NWT, Alta., ..."

5. Annual Reportby Indiana Building and Loan Association Dept by Indiana Building and Loan Association Dept (1905)
"stock $1515» S5 Dividends, on prepaid stock (SU Paid-up and prepaid stock SWW Undivided ... Cash on hand June 30, 1907 $2,70245 Dues on running stock ..."

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