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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. 2018.
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  • What makes the stock market price of—well, of wheat, we'll say?'

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was folded with the page of stock market quotations uppermost.

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    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • His unfamiliarity was not surprising; he had little acquaintance with the stock market.

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    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • I daresay a tip on the state of the stock market would be interesting to him.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • In our day, the stock market has become a data processing center.

British Dictionary definitions for stock market

stock market

another name for stock exchange (sense 1)
the usual US name for stock exchange (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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 New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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