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stock exchange

a building or place where stocks and other securities are bought and sold.
an association of brokers and dealers in stocks and bonds who meet together and transact business according to fixed rules.
Origin of stock exchange
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A liaison between her and Flory led to the ruin of the latter on the stock exchange.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • As to the Rubber corner itself, the stock exchange as a whole was apathetic.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • I expect to finally wind up the business on the stock exchange tomorrow.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • What if the Committee of the stock exchange decide to interfere?

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • You had just planned a coup on the stock exchange which promised you immense rewards.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
British Dictionary definitions for stock exchange

stock exchange

noun (often capitals)
Also called stock market
  1. a highly organized market facilitating the purchase and sale of securities and operated by professional stockbrokers and market makers according to fixed rules
  2. a place where securities are regularly traded
  3. (as modifier): a stock-exchange operator, stock-exchange prices
the prices or trading activity of a stock exchange: the stock exchange fell heavily today
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stock exchange in Culture

stock exchange definition

A place where stocks, bonds, and other securities are bought and sold.

Note: In the United States, the two largest stock exchanges are the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Activity on these two exchanges is usually considered an indication of the state of the economy as a whole.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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