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  1. a particular market where stocks and bonds are traded; stock exchange.
  2. the market for stocks throughout a nation: The stock market reacted strongly to the president's speech.

Origin of stock market

First recorded in 1800–10
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  • In the stock-market it was decidedly a case of "act first and think atterwards."

    Frenzied Finance

    Thomas W. Lawson

  • Do you ever feel inclined for a flutter on the stock-market?

    The Long Portage

    Harold Bindloss

  • They also contained a daily and weekly stock-market diagnosis and prognosis.

  • There was not enough alarm at the North to affect the stock-market.

  • But most of all the two enjoyed speaking of the stock-market and all which to it pertained.

    The Barrier

    Allen French


British Dictionary definitions for stock market

stock market

noun
  1. another name for stock exchange (def. 1)
  2. the usual US name for stock exchange (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for stock market

"place where securities are bought and sold, 1809, from stock (n.2) + market. The original Stock Market (mid-14c.) was a fish and meat market in the City of London on or near the later site of Mansion House, so called perhaps because it occupied the site of a former stocks.]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stock market in Culture

stock market

A market in which stocks are bought and sold (see stock exchange). Also, the general condition of the sale of securities in a corporation.

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