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stock market

a particular market where stocks and bonds are traded; stock exchange.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "He's a philosopher who got into the stock market by mistake," observed Adams.

    The Wheel of Life Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
  • I daresay a tip on the state of the stock market would be interesting to him.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • His unfamiliarity was not surprising; he had little acquaintance with the stock market.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • What makes the stock market price of—well, of wheat, we'll say?'

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • This is strikingly true in the stock market—the place where more trade takes place than in any other market.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for stock market

stock market

another name for stock exchange (sense 1)
the usual US name for stock exchange (sense 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
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stock market in Culture

stock market definition

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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