stock company


noun

Finance. a company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares represented by stock.
Theater. a company acting a repertoire of plays, more or less permanently together, usually at its own theater.

Nearby words

  1. stock buyback,
  2. stock car,
  3. stock certificate,
  4. stock character,
  5. stock clerk,
  6. stock culture,
  7. stock dividend,
  8. stock dove,
  9. stock exchange,
  10. stock farm

Origin of stock company

First recorded in 1820–30

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Examples from the Web for stock company

  • The private colony Theophilo Ottoni, in the north-eastern part of the state was founded by a German stock-company in 1851.

    The German Element in Brazil|Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
  • Is the holder of a share in a mining or railway company or any sort of stock-company justified in speaking of "his" property?

  • One day he ventured into a stock-company revival of a play whose name was faintly familiar.

    This Side of Paradise|F. Scott Fitzgerald


British Dictionary definitions for stock company

stock company

noun

US a business enterprise the capital of which is divided into transferable shares
a US term for repertory company
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