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Meaning & Definition of Stock in English

English

Stock

/stɑk/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • stock

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • gunstock

4. A certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

  • "The value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
    synonym:
  • stock certificate
  • ,
  • stock

5. A supply of something available for future use

  • "He brought back a large store of cuban cigars"
    synonym:
  • store
  • ,
  • stock
  • ,
  • fund

6. The descendants of one individual

  • "His entire lineage has been warriors"
    synonym:
  • lineage
  • ,
  • line
  • ,
  • line of descent
  • ,
  • descent
  • ,
  • bloodline
  • ,
  • blood line
  • ,
  • blood
  • ,
  • pedigree
  • ,
  • ancestry
  • ,
  • origin
  • ,
  • parentage
  • ,
  • stemma
  • ,
  • stock

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • breed
  • ,
  • strain
  • ,
  • stock

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"
    synonym:
  • broth
  • ,
  • stock

9. The reputation and popularity a person has

  • "His stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
    synonym:
  • stock

10. Persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • 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
    synonym:
  • stock

12. Any of several old world plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • gillyflower

13. Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus malcolmia

    synonym:
  • Malcolm stock
  • ,
  • stock

14. Lumber used in the construction of something

  • "They will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
    synonym:
  • stock

15. The handle end of some implements or tools

  • "He grabbed the cue by the stock"
    synonym:
  • stock

16. An ornamental white cravat

    synonym:
  • neckcloth
  • ,
  • stock

17. Any animals kept for use or profit

    synonym:
  • livestock
  • ,
  • stock
  • ,
  • farm animal

verb

1. Have on hand

  • "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • stockpile

2. Equip with a stock

  • "Stock a rifle"
    synonym:
  • stock

3. Supply with fish

  • "Stock a lake"
    synonym:
  • stock

4. Supply with livestock

  • "Stock a farm"
    synonym:
  • stock

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"
    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • buy in
  • ,
  • stock up

6. Provide or furnish with a stock of something

  • "Stock the larder with meat"
    synonym:
  • stock

7. Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

  • "The plant sprouted early this year"
    synonym:
  • sprout
  • ,
  • stock

adjective

1. Repeated too often

  • Overfamiliar through overuse
  • "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'"
    synonym:
  • banal
  • ,
  • commonplace
  • ,
  • hackneyed
  • ,
  • old-hat
  • ,
  • shopworn
  • ,
  • stock(a)
  • ,
  • threadbare
  • ,
  • timeworn
  • ,
  • tired
  • ,
  • trite
  • ,
  • well-worn

2. Routine

  • "A stock answer"
    synonym:
  • stock

3. Regularly and widely used or sold

  • "A standard size"
  • "A stock item"
    synonym:
  • standard
  • ,
  • stock

Examples of using

We have a very limited stock.
I would like to check yesterday's stock prices...
Within one year, the stock market collapsed.