1. the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity);
- Example: "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
2. the merchandise that a shop has on hand;
- Example: "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
- Example: "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
[syn: stock, inventory]
3. 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;
- Example: "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
[syn: stock, gunstock]
4. a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation;
- Example: "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
[syn: stock certificate, stock]
5. a supply of something available for future use;
- Example: "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
[syn: store, stock, fund]
6. the descendants of one individual;
- Example: "his entire lineage has been warriors"
[syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
7. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
- Example: "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"
- Example: "he created a new strain of sheep"
[syn: breed, strain, stock]
8. liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces;
- Example: "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"
[syn: broth, stock]
9. the reputation and popularity a person has;
- Example: "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
10. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant;
[syn: stock, caudex]
11. a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants;
12. any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers;
[syn: stock, gillyflower]
13. any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia;
[syn: Malcolm stock, stock]
14. lumber used in the construction of something;
- Example: "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
15. the handle end of some implements or tools;
- Example: "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
16. an ornamental white cravat;
[syn: neckcloth, stock]
17. any animals kept for use or profit;
[syn: livestock, stock, farm animal]
1. have on hand;
- Example: "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
[syn: stock, carry, stockpile]
2. equip with a stock;
- Example: "stock a rifle"
3. supply with fish;
- Example: "stock a lake"
4. supply with livestock;
- Example: "stock a farm"
5. amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use;
- Example: "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
[syn: stock, buy in, stock up]
6. provide or furnish with a stock of something;
- Example: "stock the larder with meat"
7. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots;
- Example: "the plant sprouted early this year"
[syn: sprout, stock]
1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
- Example: "bromidic sermons"
- Example: "his remarks were trite and commonplace"
- Example: "hackneyed phrases"
- Example: "a stock answer"
- Example: "repeating threadbare jokes"
- Example: "parroting some timeworn axiom"
- Example: "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
[syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn]
- Example: "a stock answer"
3. regularly and widely used or sold;
- Example: "a standard size"
- Example: "a stock item"
[syn: standard, stock]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stock \Stock\ (st[o^]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to urge, thrust. Cf. Stokker, Stucco, and Tuck a rapier.] 1. The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk. [1913 Webster] Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground, yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. --Job xiv. 8,9. [1913 Webster] 2. The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted. [1913 Webster] The scion overruleth the stock quite. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post. [1913 Webster] All our fathers worshiped stocks and stones. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Item, for a stock of brass for the holy water, seven shillings; which, by the canon, must be of marble or metal, and in no case of brick. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense. [1913 Webster] Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a rifle or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage. [1913 Webster] (b) The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace. [1913 Webster] (c) (Joinery) The block of wood or metal frame which constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock. [1913 Webster] (d) (Naut.) The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor. [1913 Webster] (e) The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself. [1913 Webster] (f) A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock. [1913 Webster] (g) The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness. See Counterfoil. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 6. The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family. [1913 Webster] And stand betwixt them made, when, severally, All told their stock. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] Thy mother was no goddess, nor thy stock From Dardanus. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 7. (Finance) Money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares. [1913 Webster] 8. (Bookkeeping) Same as Stock account, below. [1913 Webster] 9. Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions. [1913 Webster] Add to that stock which justly we bestow. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 10. (Agric.) Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock. [1913 Webster] 11. (Card Playing) That portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of certain games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank. [1913 Webster] I must buy the stock; send me good cardings. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 12. A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 13. [Cf. Stocking.] A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings). [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With a linen stock on one leg. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 14. A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock. [1913 Webster] 15. pl. A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment. [1913 Webster] He shall rest in my stocks. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 16. pl. (Shipbuilding) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building. [1913 Webster] 17. pl. Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 18. (Bot.) Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock (Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock (Matthiola annua). [1913 Webster] 19. (Geol.) An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone. [1913 Webster] 20. A race or variety in a species. [1913 Webster] 21. (Biol.) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc. [1913 Webster] 22. The beater of a fulling mill. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 23. (Cookery) A liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc. [1913 Webster] 24. Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 25. (Soap Making) A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Bit stock. See Bitstock. Dead stock (Agric.), the implements of husbandry, and produce stored up for use; -- in distinction from live stock, or the domestic animals on the farm. See def. 10, above. Head stock. See Headstock. Paper stock, rags and other material of which paper is made. Stock account (Bookkeeping), an account on a merchant's ledger, one side of which shows the original capital, or stock, and the additions thereto by accumulation or contribution, the other side showing the amounts withdrawn. Stock car, a railway car for carrying cattle. Stock company (Com.), an incorporated company the capital of which is represented by marketable shares having a certain equal par value. Stock duck (Zool.), the mallard. Stock exchange. (a) The building or place where stocks are bought and sold; stock market; hence, transactions of all kinds in stocks. (b) An association or body of stockbrokers who meet and transact business by certain recognized forms, regulations, and usages. --Wharton. Brande & C. Stock farmer, a farmer who makes it his business to rear live stock. Stock gillyflower (Bot.), the common stock. See Stock, n., 18. Stock gold, gold laid up so as to form a stock, or hoard. Stock in trade, the goods kept for sale by a shopkeeper; the fittings and appliances of a workman. --Simmonds. Stock list, a list of stocks, or shares, dealt in, of transactions, and of prices. Stock lock, a lock inclosed in a wooden case and attached to the face of a door. Stock market. (a) A place where stocks are bought and sold; the stock exchange. (b) A market for live stock. Stock pigeon. (Zool.) Same as Stockdove. Stock purse. (a) A common purse, as distinguished from a private purse. (b) (Mil.) Moneys saved out of the expenses of a company or regiment, and applied to objects of common interest. [Eng.] Stock shave, a tool used by blockmakers. Stock station, a place or district for rearing stock. [Australia] --W. Howitt. Stock tackle (Naut.), a tackle used when the anchor is hoisted and secured, to keep its stock clear of the ship's sides. --Totten. Stock taking, an examination and inventory made of goods or stock in a shop or warehouse; -- usually made periodically. Tail stock. See Tailstock. To have something on the stock, to be at work at something. To take stock, to take account of stock; to make an inventory of stock or goods on hand. --Dickens. To take stock in. (a) To subscribe for, or purchase, shares in a stock company. (b) To put faith in; to accept as trustworthy; as, to take stock in a person's fidelity. [Slang] To take stock of, to take account of the stock of; to take an inventory of; hence, to ascertain the facts in regard to (something). [Eng.] [1913 Webster] At the outset of any inquiry it is proper to take stock of the results obtained by previous explorers of the same field. --Leslie Stephen. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fund; capital; store; supply; accumulation; hoard; provision. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stock \Stock\, a. Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock phrase; a stock response; a stock sermon. "A stock charge against Raleigh." --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] Stock company (Theater), a company of actors regularly employed at one theater, or permanently acting together in various plays under one management. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stock \Stock\ (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stocked (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Stocking.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass. [1913 Webster] 3. To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows. [1913 Webster] 4. To put in the stocks. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] To stock an anchor (Naut.), to fit it with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place. To stock cards (Card Playing), to arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes; -- also called to stack the deck. [Cant] To stock down (Agric.), to sow, as plowed land, with grass seed, in order that it may become swarded, and produce grass. To stock up, to extirpate; to dig up. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
stock adj 1: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn] 2: routine; "a stock answer" 3: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item" [syn: standard, stock] n 1: 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" 2: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory" [syn: stock, inventory] 3: 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" [syn: stock, gunstock] 4: a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year" [syn: stock certificate, stock] 5: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: store, stock, fund] 6: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock] 7: 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" [syn: breed, strain, stock] 8: 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" [syn: broth, stock] 9: the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor" 10: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant [syn: stock, caudex] 11: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants 12: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers [syn: stock, gillyflower] 13: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia [syn: Malcolm stock, stock] 14: lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter" 15: the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock" 16: an ornamental white cravat [syn: neckcloth, stock] 17: any animals kept for use or profit [syn: livestock, stock, farm animal] v 1: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" [syn: stock, carry, stockpile] 2: equip with a stock; "stock a rifle" 3: supply with fish; "stock a lake" 4: supply with livestock; "stock a farm" 5: amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use; "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low" [syn: stock, buy in, stock up] 6: provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat" 7: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year" [syn: sprout, stock]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
615 Moby Thesaurus words for "stock": Animalia, Broadway, ability, abundance, acceptation, accepted, acception, accommodate, accumulate, accumulation, accustomed, acquiescence, affiliation, afford, allotment, allowance, amass, amassment, ancestor, ancestry, and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, animality, anthrophore, apparentation, appraisal, appraise, appraisement, array, assessable stock, assessed valuation, assessment, assets, assets and liabilities, assortment, assurance, assuredness, authorized capital stock, average, axis, back-number, backlog, banal, beasts, beasts of field, beasts of prey, begetter, beginning, belief, bewhiskered, big end, big game, bigger half, birds, birth, bisque, bit, bite, blood, bloodline, blue chip, blue chip stock, bole, borscht, bouillabaisse, bouillon, branch, breed, breeding, bromidic, brood, broth, brute creation, budget, burgoo, burlesque, butt, byword, byword of reproach, cache, cane, capacity, capital, capital stock, carnival, carpophore, carry, catalog goods, cattle, caudex, caulicle, caulis, certainty, chicken soup, chimney, chowder, chunk, chute, circumstances, circus, clam chowder, clan, class, clear soup, cliched, clothe, collect, collection, commencement, commissariat, commissary, commission, commodities, common, common ancestry, common stock, commonplace, community, conception, confidence, conformable, consanguinity, consomme, consuetudinary, consumer goods, consumer items, contingent, contribute, conventional, convertible preferred stock, cornucopia, corny, corporate stock, country rock, creator, credence, credit, credulity, culm, culture, cumulate, cumulation, cumulative preferred stock, current, current assets, customary, cut, cut-and-dried, cyclical stock, deal, deal in, defensive stock, deferred assets, deferred stock, deme, dependence, deposit, derision, derivation, descent, destiny, devices, dike, direct line, disposable resources, distaff side, dividend, dole, domestic animals, donate, drama, dump, dupe, dynasty, effects, egg drop soup, eighth stock, end, endow, entertainment industry, equal share, equities, equity, equity security, established, estimate, ethnic group, evaluation, everyday, extraction, fade, fair game, faith, familiar, family, fancies, fate, father, fauna, female line, figure of fun, filiation, fill, fill up, find, fish soup, fixed assets, floating stock, folk, fool, footstalk, forebear, forefather, forerunner, founder, frozen assets, fund, funds, funicule, funiculus, furnish, furry creatures, fusty, game, gangue, garner, garner up, gather into barns, gazingstock, gazpacho, genealogy, generally accepted, genesis, gens, give, glamour issue, goat, goods, goods for sale, grass roots, gravy soup, growth stock, guaranteed stock, gumbo, habitual, hackney, hackneyed, half, halver, handle, haulm, have, head, heap, heap up, helping, heritage, hide, high-flier, hoard, hoard up, hold, hope, horses, hot issue, house, household, hypothecated stock, inactive stock, inception, income stock, intangible assets, intangibles, interest, inventory, invest, investment, issued capital stock, jest, jestingstock, job lot, joke, judgment, julienne, keep, keep on hand, kind, kindred, larder, laughingstock, lay in, lay up, leafstalk, legit, legitimate stage, letter stock, line, line of descent, line of goods, lineage, liquid assets, livestock, loaned stock, lode, lodestuff, long stock, look at, lot, mail-order goods, maintain, make available, make provision for, male line, market, mass, material, material assets, material resources, materials, materiel, matriclan, matrix, matzo ball soup, means, measure, meed, merchandise, mess, method, mineral deposit, minestrone, misoshiru soup, mock turtle soup, mockery, modicum, moiety, monkey, moth-eaten, mulligatawny, munitions, musty, nation, nationality, nest egg, net assets, net worth, nonassessable stock, nonvoting stock, normal, normative, obtaining, off Broadway, off-off-Broadway, offer, old, old hat, order, ordinary, ordinary shares, ore bed, origin, original, origination, ownership, oxen, oxtail soup, pale blue chip, parentage, part, participating preferred stock, patriclan, pay dirt, pedicel, pedigree, peduncle, penny stock, people, percentage, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, phratry, phyle, phylum, piece, pile, pile up, plant kingdom, platitudinous, playland, plenitude, plenty, popular, portion, pot-au-feu, potage, potage au tomate, potato soup, pottage, power, precursor, predominating, preference stock, preferred stock, prepare, prescribed, prescriptive, present, prevailing, prevalent, process, procure materials, progenitor, property, proportion, protective stock, provenience, provide, provide for, provisionment, provisions, puree, put up, quantum, quarter stock, quick assets, quota, race, radical, radix, rails, rake-off, range, ration, rations, raw material, received, reception, recourses, recruit, reed, regular, regulation, reliance, reliance on, repertoire, repertory, repertory drama, replenish, reserve, reservoir, resorts, resources, reverse split, review, rick, rise, root, roots, routine, run-of-the-mill, save, save up, seasoned stock, secrete, seed, seedstalk, segment, selection, sell, sept, set, share, share ledger, shares, sheep, shoot, short stock, show biz, show business, side, sideline, size up, slice, small game, small share, society, soup, source, spear, spear side, special situation stock, specialty stock, species, speculative stock, speech community, spindle side, spire, split, square, squirrel, squirrel away, stack, stage world, stagedom, stageland, stake, stale, stalk, standard, standard stock, staple, staples, steels, stem, stereotyped, stipe, stirps, stock ledger, stock list, stock split, stock up, stock-in-trade, stockpile, stocks, store, store up, stores, strain, straw, strawhat, strawhat circuit, stuff, subsidize, substances, succession, summer stock, supplies, supply, supply on hand, support, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, sword side, take stock, tangible assets, tangibles, taproot, target, ten-share unit stock, the boards, the footlights, the scenes, the stage, the theater, theater world, theatromania, theatrophobia, thick soup, thin soup, threadbare, tigella, time-honored, timeworn, tired, tomato soup, totem, toy, trade in, traditional, treasure, treasure up, treasury, treasury stock, tribe, trite, truistic, trunk, trust, turtle soup, unissued capital stock, universal, unoriginal, usual, utilities, utilize, variety, vaudeville, vegetable soup, vein, vendibles, vernacular, vichyssoise, victim, voting stock, wares, warmed-over, ways, ways and means, wealth, well-known, well-worn, wherewith, wherewithal, widespread, wild animals, wildlife, won ton soup, wonted, worn, worn out, worn thin, yieldBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
STOCK, descents. This is a metaphorical expression which designates, in the genealogy of a family, the person from whom others are descended: those persons who have so descended are called branches. Vide 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 2 Suppl. to Ves. 307 and Branch; Descent Line; Stirpes.Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
STOCK, mer. law. The capital of a merchant tradesman, or other person including his merchandise, money and credits. In a narrower sense it signifies only the goods and wares he has for sale and traffic. The capital of corporations is also called stock; this is usually divided into shares of a definite value, as one hundred dollars, fifty dollars per share. 2. The stock held by individuals in corporations is generally considered as personal property. 4 Dane's Ab. 670; Sull. on Land. Titl. 71; Walk. Introd. 211; 1 Hill, Ab. 1 8.