Definitions of stock:
  • noun:   the merchandise that a shop has on hand
  • noun:   the handle end of some implements or tools
    Example: "He grabbed the cue by the stock"
  • 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
    Example: "The rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
  • noun:   lumber used in the construction of something
    Example: "They will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
  • noun:   any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  • noun:   a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  • noun:   persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  • noun:   the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    Example: "He owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
  • noun:   the reputation and popularity a person has
    Example: "His stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  • noun:   the descendants of one individual
  • noun:   not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  • noun:   an ornamental white cravat
  • noun:   liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
    Example: "She made gravy with a base of beef stock"
  • noun:   any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  • noun:   a supply of something available for future use
  • noun:   a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    Example: "The value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
  • noun:   a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
  • verb:   have on hand
  • verb:   provide or furnish with a stock of something
    Example: "Stock the larder with meat"
  • verb:   stock up on to keep for future use or sale
    Example: "Let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
  • verb:   supply with livestock
    Example: "Stock a farm"
  • verb:   supply with fish
    Example: "Stock a lake"
  • verb:   equip with a stock
    Example: "Stock a rifle"
  • verb:   put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
  • adjective:   routine
    Example: "A stock answer"
  • adjective:   regularly and widely used or sold
    Example: "A stock item"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3493)

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