- the outstanding capital of a company or corporation.
- the shares of a particular company or corporation.
- the certificate of ownership of such stock; stock certificate.
- (formerly) a tally or stick used in transactions between a debtor and a creditor.
- Also called understock. in grafting, a stem in which the bud or scion is inserted.
- a stem, tree, or plant that furnishes slips or cuttings; stock plant.
- the wooden or metal piece to which the barrel and mechanism of a rifle are attached.
- a part of an automatic weapon, as a machine gun, similar in position or function.
- a former instrument of punishment consisting of a framework with holes for securing the ankles and, sometimes, the wrists, used to expose an offender to public derision.Compare pillory (def. 1).
- a frame in which a horse or other animal is secured in a standing position for shoeing or for a veterinary operation.
- the frame on which a boat rests while under construction.
- a vertical shaft forming part of a rudder and controlling the rudder's movement.
- a transverse piece of wood or metal near the ring on some anchors.
- material being smelted in a blast furnace.
- a metal piece to be forged.
- a specified quality or kind of paper: glossy stock; card stock; offset stock.
- the paper for printing a particular job: We don't have enough stock for that large a run.
- pertaining to a stock company.
- appearing together in a repertoire, as a company.
- forming part of a repertoire, as a play.
- being a character type fixed by convention, as in the commedia dell'-arte, a harlequinade, minstrel show, or the like.
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Idioms for stock
- under construction, as especially a ship.
- in progress or preparation: a new novel on the stocks.
- to make an inventory of stock on hand.
- to make an appraisal of resources or prospects: She took stock of her decorating scheme and decided it was time for a change.
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Example sentences from the Web for stock
The stock closed at $253, more than double the $120 the price at which the company and its bankers initially valued them.Investors in Snowflake’s IPO should prepare for a second-day slump|Oliver Staley|September 17, 2020|Quartz
Taking the company public in 2012 at a valuation of about $2 billion, ServiceNow today has a stock market value of almost $90 billion.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever|Aaron Pressman|September 15, 2020|Fortune
As for value stocks, investors are getting the message on that front too.Is M&A back? Investors hope so, and that’s lifting global stocks|Bernhard Warner|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The worst crash in the company’s stock was a plunge of almost 95%.
Nikola's stock lost 11 percent on Thursday and is down an additional 15 percent in Friday morning trading.Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations|Timothy B. Lee|September 11, 2020|Ars Technica
In our headlong quest for a legally perfect society, we don’t take the time to take stock of what‘s been created so far.
If his 20s were about traveling and his 30s “about taking stock,” he hopes his 40s will be about “building and expanding.”William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The obnoxious meddling journalist is a stock character in fiction.I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech|Arthur Chu|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Friday, the stock market hit new highs—even as wages were stagnating.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again|Lloyd Green|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the stock market is booming but overwhelmingly Americans are unhappy with their economic situation—and for good reason.
Neither privately owned nor government stock is entitled to voting power.
I didn't take much stock in the yarn at the time, but I'm beginning to think he had it straight.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."
Cotton exchanges reopened on November 16, and stock exchanges opened for restricted trading shortly thereafter.
The white ranchmen in the valley were all fencing in their lands; no more free running of stock.
British Dictionary definitions for stock
- (sometimes plural) the total goods or raw material kept on the premises of a shop or business
- (as modifier)a stock clerk; stock book
- the capital raised by a company through the issue and subscription of shares entitling their holders to dividends, partial ownership, and usually voting rights
- the proportion of such capital held by an individual shareholder
- the shares of a specified company or industry
- (formerly) the part of an account or tally given to a creditor
- the debt represented by this
- farm animals, such as cattle and sheep, bred and kept for their meat, skins, etc
- (as modifier)stock farming
- a rooted plant into which a scion is inserted during grafting
- a plant or stem from which cuttings are takenSee also rootstock
- a portion of metal cut from a bar upon which a specific process, such as forging, is to be carried out
- the material that is smelted in a blast furnace
- the repertoire of plays available to a repertory company
- (as modifier)a stock play
- stored on the premises or available for sale or use
- supplied with goods of a specified kind
- not immediately available for sale or use
- not having goods of a specified kind immediately available
- to make an inventory
- to make a general appraisal, esp of prospects, resources, etc
Derived forms of stockstocker, noun
Word Origin for stock
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Idioms and Phrases with stock
see in stock; lock, stock, and barrel; make a laughing stock of; take stock; take stock in.