Stocks Meaning and Definition


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Stocks meaning

Word: Stocks

How to pronounce: stɒks

How to pronounce: stɒk

Noun

Definitions:

1. The goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution.

Example sentences: "The store has a very low turnover of stock"

2. The capital raised by a company or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares.

Example sentences: "Between 1982 and 1986 the value of the company's stock rose by 86%"

3. Liquid made by cooking bones, meat, fish, or vegetables slowly in water, used as a basis for the preparation of soup, gravy, or sauces.

Example sentences: "A pint of chicken stock"

4. A person's ancestry or line of descent.

Example sentences: "Her mother was of French stock"

5. The trunk or woody stem of a living tree or shrub, especially one into which a graft (scion) is inserted.

Example sentences: "Many of the modern roses in commerce today are grafted onto these stocks."

6. A herbaceous European plant that is cultivated for its fragrant lilac, pink, or white flowers.

Example sentences: "To prolong bloom time on pansies, stock, sweet alyssum, snapdragons and other cool-weather plants, clip off flowers as they fade."

7. An instrument of punishment consisting of an adjustable wooden structure with holes for securing a person's feet and hands, in which criminals were locked and exposed to public ridicule or assault.

Example sentences: "Every confinement of the person is an imprisonment, whether it be in a common prison, or in a private house, or in the stocks, or even by forcibly detaining one in the public streets."

8. The part of a rifle or other firearm to which the barrel and firing mechanism are attached, held against one's shoulder when firing the gun.

Example sentences: "It halved the rifle where the stock joined the barrel, and two fingers from the weasel's right paw fell to the forest floor."

9. A band of white material tied like a cravat and worn as a part of formal horse-riding dress.

10. A frame used to support a ship or boat out of water, especially when under construction.

Adjective

Definitions:

1. (of a product or type of product) usually kept in stock and thus regularly available for sale.

Example sentences: "25 per cent off stock items"

2. (of a phrase or expression) so regularly used as to be automatic or hackneyed.

Example sentences: "She faltered momentarily and then resorted to the teenager's favourite stock response ‘whatever’"

Verb

Definitions:

1. Have or keep a supply of (a particular product or type or product) available for sale.

Example sentences: "Most supermarkets now stock a range of organic produce"

2. Fit (a rifle or other firearm) with a stock.

Example sentences: "It was a fine gun which he forged, stocked, and completed himself"


Synonyms:

stock


Synonyms:

stockpile

store

exchange

fund

reservoir

pool

shareholding

equity

power reserve

inventory

stocks

broth

standard

stock up

breed

livestock

pedigree

breeding

family

strain

natural

gillyflower


Derivations:

stockholder

stocking

stockyard

stockroom

stocked


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Spanish: Stock

German: Stocks

French: Stock

Italian: Stock

Turkish: Stok


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