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Stock appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker
    it is slick to stick a lock upon your stock
    or some joker who is slicker
    is going to trick you of your liquor
    if you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.
  • Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
    A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.
    Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,
    But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.
    None of your fantastic slack swap slop
    From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.
    Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock
    With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.
    Not a supersheet seersucker rucksack sock,
    Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock
    Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
    Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
    Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.
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Stock appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Ref, nine men in stark cots stock rats," nine men infer.
  • "Stock coriander!" a pot-detractor still opined to help a man, "If in a maple-hot den I poll it’s rot carted to pare DNA, I rock cots".
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stock:

brothancestrylineagepedigreeinventorydescentbreedstrainoriginstorestockbloodfundline

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb stock:

stockpilesproutstockcarry

The word stock is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun stock

What does stock mean as a name of something?

Stock is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: stocks

  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
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic terms: capital / working capital = assets available for use in the production of further assets
    • more specific terms:
    • part: share = any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
  2. the merchandise that a shop has on hand
  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of stock: gunstock
    • more generic words: grip / handgrip / handle / hold = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; support = any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • more specific term: pistol grip = a handle (as of a gun or saw) shaped like the butt of a pistol
    • part of: artillery / gun / heavy weapon / ordnance = large but transportable armament; gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity; machine gun = a rapidly firing automatic gun; handgun / pistol / shooting iron / side arm = a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
  4. a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    • example: the value of his stocks doubled during the past year
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of stock: stock certificate
    • more generic words: certificate / security = a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment
    • more specific word: share = any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
  5. a supply of something available for future use
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of stock: fund / store
    • more generic word: accumulation = profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
    • more specific terms:
  6. the descendants of one individual
  7. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of stock: breed / strain
    • more generic terms: animal group = a group of animals; variety = a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics
    • more specific words:
    • member of: species = taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  8. liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
  9. the reputation and popularity a person has
    • example: his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: reputation / repute = the state of being held in high esteem and honor
  10. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of stock: caudex
    • more generic words: stalk / stem = a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  11. a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: plant part / plant structure = any part of a plant or fungus
    • more specific word: rootstock = root or part of a root used for plant propagation
  12. any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  13. any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  14. lumber used in the construction of something
    • example: they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: lumber / timber = the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  15. the handle end of some implements or tools
    • example: he grabbed the cue by the stock
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: grip / handgrip / handle / hold = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    • more specific terms:
      • bitstock / brace = a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
      • butt end / butt = thick end of the handle
    • part of: cue / cue stick / pool cue / pool stick = sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards; fishing pole / fishing rod = a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line; whip = an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  16. an ornamental white cravat
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of stock: neckcloth
    • more generic word: cravat = neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front
  17. any animals kept for use or profit

Alternative definition of the noun stock

noun

  1. [context: operations] A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
  2. A supply of anything ready for use.
  3. Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
  4. Farm or ranch animals.
  5. Railroad rolling stock.
  6. [finance] The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
  7. The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
  8. [nautical] A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
  9. [nautical] The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
  10. [uncountable, countable] Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
  11. The type of paper used in printing.
  12. A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
  13. [obsolete] A cover for the legs; a stocking
  14. In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players.
  15. [geology] A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore)

Specialised definition of the noun stock

Glossary of sports / motorsports

an unmodified car, almost exactly as produced by the manufacturer

Definition of the adjective stock

What does stock mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: stocker |

  1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  2. routine
    • example: a stock answer
    • similar: standard
  3. regularly and widely used or sold

Alternative definition of the adjective stock

adjective

  1. Normally available for purchase.
  2. Straightforward, plain, very basic

Definition of the verb stock

What does stock mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: stocked | stocking | stocks

  1. have on hand
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Many small investors in Belgium store securities
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]Michelle kept the papers in the desk

      Keep Verbs (with the same syntax): hoard, keep, leave, store.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of stock: carry / stockpile
    • more generic terms: have / have got / hold = have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  2. equip with a stock
    • example: stock a rifle
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic terms: equip / fit / fit out / outfit = provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
  3. supply with fish
  4. supply with livestock
  5. amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
  6. provide or furnish with a stock of something
    • examples: stock the larder with meat | They stock the lake with fish
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): dab, daub, drape, dust, heap, load, mound, plant, slather, stack, stuff.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: furnish / provide / render / supply = give something useful or necessary to
    • more specific words:
  7. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

Food

Stock is a flavoured liquid preparation. It forms the basis of many dishes, particularly soups and sauces. Making stocks involves simmering animal bones and/or meat, seafood, or vegetables in water and/or wine, adding mirepoix or other aromatics for more flavour.

  • also known as Kaldu sederhana, Bujón, น้ำต้มกระดูก, ブロード, ストック, 高湯
  • more specific:

Music

  1. "Stock" is Akina Nakamori's 12th original studio album, released on March 3, 1988. Unlike her previous albums, it has a lot of rock influence, much like Akina Nakamori's idol, Momoe Yamaguchi's latter albums. It debuted at the #2 spot on Oricon charts, selling 395,000 copies.
  2. "Stock" is a musical album of RPWL.
    • released on (12 years ago)

Business

Stock is a publisher.

People

  1. Stock a.k.a. Mike Stock: Michael Stock is an English songwriter, record producer and musician best known for being a member of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken and Waterman that achieved success in the 1980s and 1990s. He has written and/or produced numerous worldwide hits including 18 No. 1 records in America and the UK, and over a hundred Top 40 hits. Stock is one of the most successful songwriters of all time as recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. As part of Stock Aitken and Waterman, he is acknowledged as the most successful producer/songwriter in British chart history and holds the record for the most No. 1 records with different acts, with 11. In the UK charts he has written 54 top ten hits including 7 number ones.
  2. Stock a.k.a. James H. Stock: James Harold Stock is an American economist and a professor of economics at Harvard University.

There are other people with in their name, like Cat Stock, Wes Stock, Alan Stock, Alec Stock, Andy Stock, Dora Stock, Eric Stock, Gary Stock, Hans Stock, Jeff Stock and many others.

Characters

  1. Stock is a fictional character from the 2007 film Deserted: The Online Microseries.
  2. Stock is a fictional character from the 2006 film Wood & Stock: Sexo, Orégano e Rock'n'Roll.
  3. Stock is a fictional character from the 2012 film Old Stock.

There are other characters with in their name, like Stock Clerk, Stock Broker, Stock trader and Charlie Stock.

Place

Stock is a village and civil parish in south Essex, England. It is about 6 miles south of Chelmsford, the county town. The village is in the borough of Chelmsford and in the parliamentary constituency of Maldon.

Miscellanea

  1. Stock: In geology, a stock is a discordant igneous intrusion having a surface exposure of less than 40 sq mi, differing from batholiths only in being smaller. Most stocks are probably the cupolas of hidden batholiths. Circular or elliptical stocks may have been vents feeding former volcanoes.
    • also known as Stocks
  2. Stock is a French publisher, a subsidiary of Hachette Livre, which itself is part of the Lagardère Group.

Phrases with Stock

Phrases starting with the word Stock:

  1. stock up
  2. stock car
  3. Stock-Bow
  4. Stock Ball
  5. stock cube
  6. stock dove
  7. stock list
  8. Stock Loan
  9. stock room
  10. stock-take

Phrases ending with the word Stock:

  1. -Stock
  2. Ex Stock
  3. in stock
  4. Bar stock
  5. Bun Stock
  6. hot stock
  7. otc stock
  8. beef stock
  9. Card stock
  10. seed stock

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stock

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Google preview(Cordingley's) Dictionary of Stock Exchange Terms (1901)

by William George Cordingley

BRIGHTONS The Ordinary Stock of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Iowa Law (1914)

Being a Plain Statement of the Law of Iowa So Far as it Affects the People in Their Business, Domestic and Social Relations ... by Ezra Christian Ebersole

Stock. This word has several meanings In the law of business.

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

Hong Kong Hungary India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lithuania Hong Kong Stock Exchange Budapest Stock Exchange National Stock Exchange ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Operations Management (2012)

A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Terms and Concepts by Arthur V. Hill

The business case for safety stock: Safety stock is management's primary control variable for balancing carrying cost and service...

Safety stock is needed in nearly all systems to protect against uncertain demand, leadtime, and yield that affect ...

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Quotes about Stock

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. (Norman Augustine)
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Scrabble value of S1T1O1C3K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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