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noun \ˈstäk\

Simple Definition of stock

  • : the supply of goods available for sale in a store

  • : a supply of something that is available for use

  • : a share of the value of a company which can be bought, sold, or traded as an investment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stock

  1. 1a archaic :  stumpb archaic :  a log or block of woodc (1) archaic :  something without life or consciousness (2) :  a dull, stupid, or lifeless person

  2. 2 :  a supporting framework or structure: asa plural :  the frame or timbers holding a ship during constructionb plural :  a device for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a wooden frame with holes in which the feet or feet and hands can be lockedc (1) :  the wooden part by which a shoulder arm is held during firing (2) :  the butt of an implement (as a whip or fishing rod) (3) :  bitstock, braced :  a long beam on a field gun forming the third support point in firing

  3. 3a :  the main stem of a plant :  trunkb (1) :  a plant or plant part united with a scion in grafting and supplying mostly underground parts to a graft (2) :  a plant from which slips or cuttings are taken

  4. 4 :  the crosspiece of an anchor — see anchor illustration

  5. 5a :  the original (as a person, race, or language) from which others derive :  sourceb (1) :  the descendants of one individual :  family, lineage <of European stock> (2) :  a compound organismc :  an infraspecific group usually having unity of descentd (1) :  a related group of languages (2) :  a language family

  6. 6a (1) :  the equipment, materials, or supplies of an establishment (2) :  livestockb :  a store or supply accumulated or available; especially :  the inventory of goods of a merchant or manufacturer

  7. 7a archaic :  a supply of capital :  funds; especially :  money or capital invested or available for investment or tradingb (1) :  the part of a tally formerly given to the creditor in a transaction (2) :  a debt or fund due (as from a government) for money loaned at interest; also British :  capital or a debt or fund bearing interest in perpetuity and not ordinarily redeemable as to principalc (1) :  the proprietorship element in a corporation usually divided into shares and represented by transferable certificates (2) :  a portion of such stock of one or more companies (3) :  stock certificate

  8. 8 :  any of a genus (Matthiola) of Old World herbs or subshrubs of the mustard family with racemes of usually sweet-scented flowers

  9. 9 :  a wide band or scarf worn about the neck especially by some clergymen

  10. 10a :  liquid in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been simmered that is used as a basis for soup, gravy, or sauceb (1) :  raw material from which something is manufactured (2) :  paper used for printingc :  the portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of a game

  11. 11a (1) :  an estimate or evaluation of something <take stock of the situation> (2) :  the estimation in which someone or something is held <his stock with the electorate remains high — Newsweek>b :  confidence or faith placed in someone or something <put little stock in his testimony>

  12. 12 :  the production and presentation of plays by a stock company

  13. 13 :  stock car 1

in stock

  1. :  on hand :  in the store and ready for delivery

out of stock

  1. :  having no more on hand :  completely sold out

Examples of stock in a sentence

  1. That camera is out of stock.

  2. Do you have any more light bulbs in stock?

  3. They carry a large stock of computer software.

  4. We built up an ample stock of food before the storm.

  5. She always seems to have a fresh stock of funny jokes.

  6. The value of his stocks has soared.

  7. Most of her money is invested in stocks.

  8. Do you own any stock?



Origin and Etymology of stock

Middle English stok, from Old English stocc; akin to Old High German stoc stick


First Known Use: before 12th century


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stock

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Simple Definition of stock

  • : to have a supply of (something) in a store for sale

  • : to fill (something, such as a room or a building) with a supply of food, drinks, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stock

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to make (a domestic animal) pregnant

    2. 2 :  to fit to or with a stock

    3. 3 :  to provide with stock or a stock :  supply <stock a stream with trout>

    4. 4 :  to procure or keep a stock of <our store stocks that brand>

    5. 5 :  to graze (livestock) on land

    6. intransitive verb
    7. 1 :  to send out new shoots

    8. 2 :  to put in stock or supplies <stock up on canned goods>

    Examples of stock in a sentence

    1. Our store stocks only the finest goods.

    2. Do you stock this item?

    3. The bar is stocked with beer, wine and liquor.

    4. They stocked the shelves in the store with a variety of imported foods.



    15th Century

    First Known Use of stock

    15th century


    3

    stock

    adjective

    Simple Definition of stock

    • : regularly used or included with something

    • : commonly used and not original or interesting

    • : usually available for sale in a store

    Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    Full Definition of stock

    1. 1a :  kept regularly in stock <comes in stock sizes> <a stock model>b :  commonly used or brought forward :  standard <the stock answer>

    2. 2a :  kept for breeding purposes :  brood <a stock mare>b :  devoted to the breeding and rearing of livestock <a stock farm>c :  used or intended for livestock <a stock train>d :  used in herding livestock <a stock horse> <a stock dog>

    3. 3 :  of or relating to a stock company

    4. 4 :  employed in handling, checking, or taking care of the stock of merchandise on hand <a stock clerk>

    Examples of stock in a sentence

    1. Here are the stock patterns you can choose from.

    2. She gave a stock answer to the reporter's question.

    3. a dull narrative with stock characters

    4. That item is a stock model.



    1625

    First Known Use of stock

    1625

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    STOCK Defined for Kids

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    noun \ˈstäk\

    Definition of stock for Students

    1. 1 :  the whole supply or amount on hand <Our stock of food is running low.>

    2. 2 stocks plural :  a wooden frame with holes to hold the feet or the feet and hands once used to punish a wrongdoer publicly

    3. 3 :  the wooden part by which a rifle or shotgun is held against the shoulder during firing

    4. 4 :  the source from which others descend :  ancestry <He is of Irish stock.>

    5. 5 :  farm animals :  livestock, cattle

    6. 6 :  a part ownership in a business that can be traded independently

    7. 7 :  liquid in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been simmered

    in stock

    1. :  on hand :  in the store and available for purchase




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    verb

    Definition of stock for Students

    stocked

    stocking

    1. 1 :  to provide with or get supplies especially for future use <I'm stocking up on groceries.>

    2. 2 :  to get or keep a supply of <That store stocks only the best goods.>




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    adjective

    Definition of stock for Students

    1. 1 :  kept regularly in supply especially for sale <The window comes in stock sizes.>

    2. 2 :  commonly used :  standard <He gave a stock answer.>




    Medical Dictionary

    stock

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    noun \ˈstäk\

    Medical Definition of stock

    1. :  a population, colony, or culture of organisms used for scientific research or medical purposes <smallpox virus stocks retained for research into new vaccines and treatments against smallpox>




    Law Dictionary

    stock

    noun

    Legal Definition of stock

    1. 1a :  the equipment, materials, or supplies of a business b :  a store or supply accumulated; especially :  the inventory of the goods of a merchant or manufacturer

    2. 2 :  the ownership element in a corporation usually divided into shares and represented by transferable certificates; also :  the certificate evidencing ownership of one or more shares of stock capital stock 1 :  the stock that a corporation may issue under its charter including both common and preferred stock 2 :  the outstanding shares of a joint stock company considered as an aggregate 3 :  capitalization 4 common stock :  a class of stock whose holders share in company profits (as through dividends) on a pro rata basis, may vote for directors and on important matters such as mergers, and may have limited access to information not publicly available cumulative preferred stock :  preferred stock whose holders are entitled to the payment of cumulative dividends as well as current dividends before common stockholders are paid growth stock :  stock issued by a growth company margin stock :  stock that may be purchased in a margin account no–par value stock :  stock issued with no par value which may be carried for corporate accounting purposes as part of the capital stock or as part of the capital surplus to the extent allowed by law —called also no-par stock penny stock :  the stock of a small company not listed on a major exchange and traditionally selling at less than a dollar a share preferred stock :  a class of corporate stock whose holders are guaranteed payment of dividends and a share of asset distribution before the holders of common stock but are usually denied voting rights Treasury stock :  stock that is reacquired and held by the issuing company (as to increase the market value of traded shares) voting stock :  stock (as common stock) entitling the holder to vote in matters of corporate governance watered stock :  stock issued with a par value greater than the value of the underlying assets





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