Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Stock
  1. not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  2. an ornamental white cravat
  3. the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
  4. the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
  5. 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"
  6. lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  10. any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  11. any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  12. a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  13. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  14. 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"
  15. a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
  16. a certificate documenting the shareholder''s ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
  17. the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  18. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
  19. have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
  20. provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
  21. stock up on to keep for future use or sale; "let''s stock coffee as long as prices are low"
  22. supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
  23. supply with fish; "stock a lake"
  24. equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
  25. regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
  26. routine; "a stock answer"
Similar Words: livestock, farm animal, neckcloth, inventory, gunstock, broth, breed, strain, lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, Malcolm stock, gillyflower, caudex, store, fund, stock certificate, sprout, carry, stockpile, buy in, standard


Hyponyms: brace, bitstock, butt, butt end, pistol grip, liquor, pot liquor, pot likker, beef broth, beef stock, chicken broth, chicken stock, stock cube, bloodstock, pedigree, family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry, breed, side, brompton stock, Matthiola incana, rootstock, common stock, common shares, ordinary shares, no-par-value stock, no-par stock, preferred stock, preferred shares, preference shares, float, common stock equivalent, control stock, growth stock, hot stock, hot issue, authorized shares, authorized stock, capital stock, quarter stock, treasury stock, treasury shares, reacquired stock, voting stock, watered stock, infrastructure, base, hoard, cache, stash, provision, issue, military issue, government issue, seed stock, share, plant, restock, overstock, understock


Part Meronyms: fishing rod, fishing pole, whip, cue, cue stick, pool cue, pool stick, pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron, gun, artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, machine gun


Member Meronyms: species, Malcolmia, genus Malcolmia, Matthiola, genus Matthiola


Derivational Morphology: buy in, carry, stockpile, breed, multiply, rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent, derive, come, descend, sprout, store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, germination, sprouting, reserve, backlog, stockpiling, fund, inventory, stockist, stocking, strain, gunstock


Language Translations:
Dutch: voorraad   Finnish: varasto  
French: réserve   German: Vorrat  
Italian: stock   Japanese: 備蓄  
Korean: 비축   Russian: запас  
Spanish: reserva   Swedish: lager  
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