stock  

  • Pronunciation Video of stock

  • Pronunciation of stock: S T AA1 K (stÉ‘k)

  • Number of syllables of stock: 1

  • Definition of stock

    • (n): not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit  
    • (n): an ornamental white cravat  
    • (n): the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"  
    • (n): the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"  
    • (n): the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"  
    • (n): lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"  
    • (n): liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces; "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"  
    • (n): a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"  
    • (n): the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"  
    • (n): any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia  
    • (n): any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers  
    • (n): a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants  
    • (n): persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant  
    • (n): the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he owns a controlling share of the company''s stock"  
    • (n): a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"  
    • (n): a certificate documenting the shareholder''s ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"  
    • (n): the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"  
    • (v): put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"  
    • (v): have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"  
    • (v): provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"  
    • (v): stock up on to keep for future use or sale; "let''s stock coffee as long as prices are low"  
    • (v): supply with livestock; "stock a farm"  
    • (v): supply with fish; "stock a lake"  
    • (v): equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"  
    • (s): regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"  
    • (s): routine; "a stock answer"  
  • Examples of stock

    • The previous stockholders' stock was valueless.  
    • I had to sell all the stock.  
    • According to you, I am a stock swindler.  
    • In the case of stock certificates, face value is the par value of the stock.  
    • The remainder of the stock is publicly held.  
    • The bribes were in the form of stock.  
    • The remainder of the stock floats freely.  
    • He inflated the value of the stock.  
    • Asian stock markets stuttered after a survey.  
    • This is the behavior of the stock market.  

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