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Noun: stock  stók
  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 stock of hardware";
    - 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";
    - gunstock
  4. A certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year";
    - stock certificate
  5. A supply of something available for future use
    "he brought back a large stock of Cuban cigars";
    - store, fund, arsenal
  6. The hereditary derivation of an individual
    "his entire stock has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma
  7. A special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    "he experimented on a particular stock of white rats";
    - breed, strain
  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";
    - broth
  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
    - 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 coloured flowers
    - gillyflower
  13. Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
    - Malcolm 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
    - neckcloth
  17. Any animals kept for use or profit
    - livestock, farm animal
Verb: stock  stók
  1. Have on hand
    "Do you stock kerosene heaters?";
    - carry, stockpile
  2. Equip with a stock
    "stock a rifle"
  3. (animal husbandry) supply with fish
    "stock a lake"
  4. (animal husbandry) 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";
    - 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
    - sprout
Adjective: stock  stók
  1. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    "a stock answer";
    - banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat [informal], shopworn [N. Amer], threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, shop-soiled [Brit]
  2. Routine
    "a stock answer"
  3. Regularly and widely used or sold
    "a stock item";
    - standard

Derived forms: stocked, stocking, stocks

See also: cornball [N. Amer, informal], regular, standard, unoriginal

Type of: accumulation, acquire, animal group, capital, certificate, cravat, develop, equip, eutherian, eutherian mammal, family tree, fit, fit out, flower, furnish, genealogy, get, grip, grow, handgrip, handle, have, have got, hold, lumber, merchandise, offer, outfit, placental, placental mammal, plant part, plant structure, produce, product, provide, render, reputation, repute, security, soup, stalk, stem, supply, support, timber, variety, ware, working capital

Part of: artillery, cue, cue stick, fishing pole, fishing rod, genus Malcolmia, genus Matthiola, gun, handgun, heavy weapon, machine gun, Malcolmia, Matthiola, ordnance, pistol, pool cue, pool stick, shooting iron, side arm, species, whip

Encyclopedia: Stock, Joseph