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  1. stock
  2. noun

    • 1. the goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a business or warehouse and available for sale or distribution:

      the store has a very low turnover of stock buy now, while stocks last! stock shortages
      Synonym : merchandise, goods, wares, items/articles for sale, commodities, vendibles
    • 2. a supply or quantity of something accumulated or available for future use:

      I need to replenish my stock of wine fish stocks are being dangerously depleted
    • 3. farm animals such as cattle, pigs, and sheep, bred and kept for their meat or milk; livestock.

      Synonym : livestock, farm animals, cattle, beasts, cows, sheep, pigs, horses, oxen, goats, flocks, herds
    • 4. short for rolling stock

    • 5. photographic film that has not been exposed or processed.

    • 6. (in some card games) the cards that have not yet been dealt, left on the table to be drawn.

    • 7. the capital raised by a business or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares:

      between 1982 and 1986 the value of the company's stock rose by 86%
      Synonym : capital, funds, assets, property
    • 8. shares of stock of a particular company as held by an individual or group as an investment:

      she owned $3000 worth of stock
    • 9. the shares of a particular company, type of company, or industry:

      blue-chip stocks
      Synonym : investments, shares, holdings, securities, equities, bonds, portfolio
    • 10. securities issued by the government in fixed units with a fixed rate of interest:

      government gilt-edged stock
    • 11. a person's reputation or popularity:

      I felt I was right, but my stock was low with this establishment
    • 12. liquid made by cooking bones, meat, fish, or vegetables slowly in water, used as a basis for the preparation of soup, gravy, or sauces:

      a pint of chicken stock
      Synonym : broth, bouillon
    • 13. the raw material from which a specified commodity can be manufactured:

      the fat can be used as soap stock
    • 14. a person's ancestry or line of descent:

      her mother was of French stock both of them came from peasant stock
      Synonym : descent, ancestry, origin(s), parentage, pedigree, lineage, line, line of descent, heritage, birth, extraction, background, family, blood, bloodline, genealogy, beginnings, filiation, stirps
    • 15. a breed, variety, or population of an animal or plant.

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

      Synonym : trunk, tree trunk, stem, stalk, caudex
    • 17. the perennial part of a herbaceous plant, especially a rhizome.

    • 18. a herbaceous European plant that is widely cultivated for its fragrant flowers, which are typically lilac, pink, or white.

    • 19. 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.

    • 20. 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.

      Synonym : handle, butt, haft, grip, shaft, shank, helve
    • 21. the crosspiece of an anchor.

    • 22. the handle of something such as a whip or fishing rod.

      Synonym : handle, butt, haft, grip, shaft, shank, helve
    • 23. short for headstock

    • 24. short for tailstock

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

    • 26. a piece of black material worn under a clerical collar.

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



    • 1. have or keep a supply of (a particular product or type or product) available for sale:

      most supermarkets now stock a range of organic produce
      Synonym : sell, market, supply, keep, keep in stock, have, have for sale, carry, handle, offer, provide, trade in, deal in
    • 2. provide or fill with goods, items, or a supply of something:

      I must stock up the fridge
    • 3. amass supplies of something, typically for a particular occasion or purpose:

      I'm stocking up for Christmas you'd better stock up with fuel
      Synonym : fill, fill up, load, restock, replenish, amass supplies of, obtain a store of, buy up, stockpile, lay in, put away, put aside, put down, store up, collect, gather, accumulate, hoard, cache, squirrel away, salt away, stash away
    • 4. fit (a rifle or other firearm) with a stock.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: stock, plural noun: stocks

    • v.: verb: stock, 3rd person present: stocks, gerund or present participle: stocking, past tense: stocked, past participle: stocked

    • noun

      a particular level of rank, quality, proficiency, intensity, or value:

      a level in a salary or employment structure.

    • verb

      arrange in or allocate to grades; class or sort:

      give a mark to (a student or a piece of work).

    • verb

      clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent:

      remove (dirt or unwanted matter) by rubbing with an abrasive or detergent:

    • noun

      the action of scouring or the state of being scoured, especially by swift-flowing water.

      an act of rubbing something hard to clean or brighten it:

    • verb

      gather together and confine (a group of people or things):

      put or keep (livestock) in a corral.

    • noun

      a pen for livestock, especially cattle or horses, on a farm or ranch.

      a defensive enclosure of wagons in an encampment.

    • noun

      food, especially dried hay or feed, for cattle and other livestock.

      a person or thing regarded only as material for a specific use:

    • verb

      give fodder to (cattle or other livestock).
    • noun

      a disease of cattle, antelope, and other livestock in southern Africa, characterized by fever, lethargy, and edema, and caused by trypanosome parasites transmitted by the tsetse fly.
    • noun

      a food provided for cattle and other livestock:
    • noun

      a system of rearing livestock using intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions.
    • noun

      a disease of cattle and other livestock, transmitted by the bite of ticks. It affects the red blood cells and causes the passing of red or blackish urine.
    • verb

      move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time:

      run as a sport or for exercise:

    • noun

      an act or spell of running:

      a running pace:

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