That camera is out of stock.
Do you have any more light bulbs in stock?
They carry a large stock of computer software.
We built up an ample stock of food before the storm.
She always seems to have a fresh stock of funny jokes.
The value of his stocks has soared.
Most of her money is invested in stocks.
Do you own any stock? Verb
Our store stocks only the finest goods.
Do you stock this item?
The bar is stocked with beer, wine and liquor.
They stocked the shelves in the store with a variety of imported foods. Adjective
Here are the stock patterns you can choose from.
She gave a stock answer to the reporter's question.
a dull narrative with stock characters
That item is a stock model. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
By 2019, through business partnerships and stock purchases, nearly two dozen Chinese companies had acquired rights to genetic data and other private records of U.S. patients, according to a 2019 report prepared by the U.S. government’s U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.—Cate Brown, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The stock declined to $29.90 on Thursday, before finishing up about 2% at $30.65.—WSJ, 21 Sep. 2023 Now, a competing medicine from Astellas, also recently approved, may have stumbled, which could further boost Apellis’ business outlook — and its stock price.—Adam Feuerstein, STAT, 20 Sep. 2023 Unlike Arm, however, Nvidia stock has enjoyed a major rally since ARK cut its holding in the firm—gaining more than 200% since the beginning of the year—although shares have cooled off in recent weeks.—Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2023 Step 4 Fill a large pot with the stock and bring to a boil.—Leah Koenig, Saveur, 20 Sep. 2023 Officials deliberate monetary policy again at their two-day meeting next month, which concludes on November 1.
US stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the Dow 0.2% lower, the S&P 500 losing 0.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite down 1.5%.—Bryan Mena, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 Back in 2020, pink hair dye was flying off shelves and going out of stock as folks decided to take the plunge and dye their hair.—Gabi Thorne, Allure, 19 Sep. 2023 Shares are up 40% since the end of February (though the stock fell 4.3% Tuesday.—Mike Rogoway | Mrogoway@oregonian.com, oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2023
King-size beds are dressed in luxury linens; minibars are stocked with fresh coffee, tea, and snacks; and toiletries are from all-natural skincare brand Inaya Zanzibar.—Jackie Caradonio, Travel + Leisure, 21 Sep. 2023 Then, factory floors and businesses were stocked with telex machines, which were used to send data up the supply chain.—Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Masa harina is usually stocked near other Latin American food products in grocery stores.—Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Pharmacies Most large chain pharmacies—as well as small ones—are stocking the COVID vaccines, though some may not have walk-in appointments and will require you to schedule an appointment online or by phone.—Fran Kritz, Verywell Health, 20 Sep. 2023 The neon-green posters still line the walls, and the Narcan is stocked.—Maggie Prosser, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 Grammer quickly gave me a tour of his home—the bookshelves lined with thick texts on poetry, art, and existentialism, the kitchen stocked full of his sumo-training nutrients, and the dohyo itself, marked off in his living room by wedges of black electrical tape.—Peter Rubin, Longreads, 14 Sep. 2023 The initiative is part of a push to promote over 70 bills from the task force, with an ultimate goal of making sure every federal building and, eventually, every business in the country is stocked with naloxone in some form.—Breccan F. Thies, Washington Examiner, 13 Sep. 2023 But many other online sources say to use high-temperature paint, such as the Stove Bright brand stocked by many fireplace shops.—Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023
Other entertainment players reward their teams with a blend of salary, stock grants, non-stock bonuses and options.—Brent Lang, Variety, 30 Apr. 2022 Bob Chapek’s compensation increased to $32.5 million during his second year as Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive, the company said in a Wednesday regulatory filing, as the Burbank entertainment colossus returned to doling out non-stock bonuses to its top leaders.—Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022 That super-stock Dodge was, too.—Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 6 Aug. 2020 And the reassuringly stock characters require no special actorly finesse to bring to life.—Ben Brantley, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2020 Anne Carpenter, an owner of an Ace Hardware store in Berkeley, said the retailer doesn’t usually stock air conditioners.—Melia Russell, SFChronicle.com, 11 June 2019 The Red Branch production directed by Stephanie Lynn Williams features an endearing cast whose performances make potentially stock characters spring to life.—Mike Giuliano, Columbia Flier, 23 Aug. 2017 See More
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Middle English stok, from Old English stocc; akin to Old High German stoc stick
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 14b
: 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
: stock issued by a growth company
: 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 alsono-par stock
: the stock of a small company not listed on a major exchange and traditionally selling at less than a dollar a share
: 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
: stock that is reacquired and held by the issuing company (as to increase the market value of traded shares)
: stock (as common stock) entitling the holder to vote in matters of corporate governance
: stock issued with a par value greater than the value of the underlying assets