Stock - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stɑːk|  American pronunciation of the word stock
Brit.  |stɒk|  British pronunciation of the word stock

noun

- the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
- the merchandise that a shop has on hand (syn: inventory)
- 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(syn: gunstock)
- a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
- a supply of something available for future use (syn: fund, store)
- the descendants of one individual (syn: ancestry, blood, bloodline, descent, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma)
- a special variety of domesticated animals within a species (syn: breed, strain)

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verb

- have on hand (syn: carry, stockpile)
- equip with a stock
- supply with fish
- supply with livestock
- amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
- provide or furnish with a stock of something
- put forth and grow sprouts or shoots (syn: sprout)

adjective

- repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse(syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn)
- routine
- regularly and widely used or sold(syn: standard)

Examples

That camera is out of stock.

Do you have any more light bulbs in stock?

They carry a large stock of computer software.

We built up an ample stock of food before the storm.

She always seems to have a fresh stock of funny jokes.

The value of his stocks has soared.

Most of her money is invested in stocks.

Do you own any stock?

Our store stocks only the finest goods.

Do you stock this item?

The bar is stocked with beer, wine and liquor.

They stocked the shelves in the store with a variety of imported foods.

Here are the stock patterns you can choose from.

She gave a stock answer to the reporter's question.

a dull narrative with stock characters

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: stock
he/she/it: stocks
present participle: stocking
past tense: stocked
past participle: stocked
noun
singular: stock
plural: stocks
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