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    1. stock
      IPA[stäk]
    2. n. 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, inventory
      • 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 : animals, livestock, beasts, flocks, herds
      • 4. photographic film that has not been exposed or processed.

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

      • 6. 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%
      • 7. shares of stock of a particular company as held by an individual or group as an investment:

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

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

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

        I felt I was right, but my stock was low with this establishment
      • 11. 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
      • 12. the raw material from which a specified commodity can be manufactured:

        the fat can be used as soap stock
      • 13. 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 (of descent), heritage, birth, extraction, family, blood, bloodline
      • 14. a breed, variety, or population of an animal or plant.

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

      • 16. the perennial part of a herbaceous plant, especially a rhizome.

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

      • 18. 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.

      • 19. 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
      • 20. the crosspiece of an anchor.

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

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

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

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

      adjective

      • 1. (of a product or type of product) usually kept in stock and thus regularly available for sale:

        25 percent off stock items
      • 2. (of a phrase or expression) so regularly used as to be automatic or hackneyed:

        “Two weeks” was the stock reply
      • 3. denoting a conventional character type or situation that recurs in a particular genre of literature, theater, or film:

        the stock characters in every cowboy movie
      • 4. denoting or relating to cinematic footage that can be regularly used in different productions, typically that of outdoor scenes used to add realism to a production shot in an indoor set.

      v. verb

      • 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, carry, keep (in stock), offer, have (for sale), retail, supply
      • 2. provide or fill with goods, items, or a supply of something:

        I must stock up the fridge a well-stocked store
      • 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
      • 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

      • n. noun

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

        a level in a salary or employment structure.

      • v. verb

        arrange in or allocate to grades; class or sort:

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

      • v. 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:

      • n. 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:

      • n. noun

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

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

      • v. verb

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

        a food provided for cattle and other livestock.
      • n. noun

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

      • noun

        the goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution:

        a supply or quantity of something accumulated or available for future use:

      • adjective

        (of a product or type of product) usually kept in stock and thus regularly available for sale:

        (of a phrase or expression) so regularly used as to be automatic or hackneyed:

      • verb

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

        provide or fill with goods, items, or a supply of something:

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