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Idioms about stock

Origin of stock

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English stoc(c) stump, stake, post, log; cognate with German Stock,Old Norse stokkr tree-trunk; (v.) derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stock

stock
/ (stɒk) /

noun
adjective
staple, standardstock sizes in clothes
(prenominal) being a cliché; hackneyeda stock phrase
verb
See also stocks

Derived forms of stock

stocker, noun

Word Origin for stock

Old English stocc trunk (of a tree), stem, stick (the various senses developed from these meanings, as trunk of a tree, hence line of descent; structures made of timber; a store of timber or other goods for future use, hence an aggregate of goods, animals, etc); related to Old Saxon, Old High German stock stick, stump
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for stock

stock
[ stŏk ]

The trunk or main stem of a tree or another plant.
A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
A plant or tree from which cuttings and scions are taken.
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Cultural definitions for stock

stock

A share in the ownership of a corporation.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with stock

stock

see in stock; lock, stock, and barrel; make a laughing stock of; take stock; take stock in.

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