stock company


: a corporation or joint-stock company of which the capital is represented by stock
: a theatrical company attached to a repertory theater
especially : one without outstanding stars

Examples of stock company in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The song plays as the stock company Robin Hood is introduced. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 22 Sep. 2023 While a student at the old Calvert Hall College on Mulberry Street in downtown Baltimore, Bushman began acting in 1896, taking walk-on parts with a Baltimore stock company, while modeling for the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Charcoal Club. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 23 Apr. 2021 Another word about the Emmett/Furla Oasis Films stock company behind so many of these films: Tyler Jon Olson, the wounded brother, is in ten of these; Lydia Hull, the doc’s wife, is in six. Donald Liebenson, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2021 Nolan likes to use a stock company of actors, with not only Branagh, but Murphy, Damon and Modine serving as return collaborators. Brent Lang, Variety, 22 Feb. 2022 The pair are longtime collaborators (Nolan has a stock company of players like Tom Hardy, Michael Caine and Christian Bale who have popped up in multiple films). Brent Lang, Variety, 8 Oct. 2021 As part of the deal, Ohio National will demutualize – policyholders will be paid for their ownership stake and the company will become a stock company owned by shareholders. Alexander Coolidge, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2021 Mirage, a penny-stock company whose shares trade on the over-the-counter exchange, is far from a substantial player in the oil and gas industry. Randy Diamond,, 26 June 2020 Investors, including many future colonists, poured some $400,000 into a stock company to support the venture. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 15 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stock company was in 1827

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“Stock company.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

stock company

: a corporation whose resources are represented by stock
: a theatrical company without outstanding stars

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