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stock - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stock

Definition
(noun) the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
Example Sentence
  • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock

Definition
(noun) the merchandise that a shop has on hand
Synonyms : inventory
Example Sentence
  • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
  • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

Definition
(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
Synonyms : gunstock
Example Sentence
  • the rifle had been fitted with a special stock

Definition
(noun) a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
Synonyms : stock certificate
Example Sentence
  • the value of his stocks doubled during the past year

Definition
(noun) a supply of something available for future use
Synonyms : fund , store
Example Sentence
  • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Definition
(noun) the descendants of one individual
Example Sentence
  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Definition
(noun) a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
Synonyms : breed , strain
Example Sentence
  • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
  • he created a new strain of sheep

Definition
(noun) liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
Synonyms : broth
Example Sentence
  • she made gravy with a base of beef stock

Definition
(noun) the reputation and popularity a person has
Example Sentence
  • his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor

Definition
(noun) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
Synonyms : caudex

Definition
(noun) a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
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(noun) any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
Synonyms : gillyflower

Definition
(noun) any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
Synonyms : malcolm stock

Definition
(noun) lumber used in the construction of something
Example Sentence
  • they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter

Definition
(noun) the handle end of some implements or tools
Example Sentence
  • he grabbed the cue by the stock

Definition
(noun) an ornamental white cravat
Synonyms : neckcloth

Definition
(noun) any animals kept for use or profit
Synonyms : farm animal , livestock

Definition
(verb) have on hand
Synonyms : carry , stockpile
Example Sentence
  • Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Definition
(verb) equip with a stock
Example Sentence
  • stock a rifle

Definition
(verb) supply with fish
Example Sentence
  • stock a lake

Definition
(verb) supply with livestock
Example Sentence
  • stock a farm

Definition
(verb) amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
Synonyms : buy in , stock up
Example Sentence
  • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

Definition
(verb) provide or furnish with a stock of something
Example Sentence
  • stock the larder with meat

Definition
(verb) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
Synonyms : sprout
Example Sentence
  • the plant sprouted early this year

Definition
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Example Sentence
  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Definition
(adj) routine
Example Sentence
  • a stock answer

Definition
(adj) regularly and widely used or sold
Synonyms : standard
Example Sentence
  • a standard size
  • a stock item

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stock

remember the commentators saying "Brett Lee's STOCK delivery is the Yorker", means he bowls them regularly when in need.
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by imajeeth

If you were a shopkeeper than u would obviously keep stuff that is typical and standard (stock adj.) to maximise the profit.
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by inflames_v

Stock~Frock(that girls wear) : In India Frock is a typical or standard dress that a girl between 6-15 wears..so TYPICAL and STANDARD and COMMON around the country !
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by khushi5

STOCK MARKET ... make your stories ! There are enough stocks(shares) to supply regularly to the buyers, These days its a common way of making money !
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by khushi5

STOCK market is VERY COMMON to people, and merchants keep STOCK of REGULARLY USED THINGS
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by nikhilparasher

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