stock company

noun

Definition of stock company 

1 : a corporation or joint-stock company of which the capital is represented by stock

2 : a theatrical company attached to a repertory theater especially : one without outstanding stars

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Many stock companies don't pay dividends at all, while others have smaller payouts with inconsistent histories of raises. Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Will a P&G dividend increase signal a bigger turnaround?," 26 Mar. 2018 That the dogs are voiced by the Anderson stock company of Edward Norton (Rex), Bill Murray (Boss), Jeff Goldblum (Duke), and Bob Balaban (King) makes the invitation that much harder to resist. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "Canines (and kids) to the rescue in ‘Isle of Dogs’," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stock company

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stock company

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stock company

: a company whose ownership is divided into shares that can be bought and sold

: a theater group made up of actors who perform together

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