Definitions of stock

  1. the descendants of one individual; " his entire lineage has been warriors"
  2. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; " bromidic sermons"; " his remarks were trite and commonplace"; " hackneyed phrases"; " a stock answer"; " repeating threadbare jokes"; " parroting some timeworn axiom"; " the trite metaphor ` hard as nails'"
  3. a special kind of domesticated animals within a species; " he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; " he created a new variety of sheep"
  4. 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"
  5. stock up on to keep for future use or sale; " let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
  6. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  7. not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  8. a supply of something available for future use; " he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
  9. any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  10. 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"
  11. the merchandise that a shop has on hand; " they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
  12. any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  13. an ornamental white cravat
  14. regularly and widely used or sold; " a standard size"; " a stock item"
  15. the handle end of some implements or tools; " he grabbed the cue by the stock"
  16. lumber used in the construction of something; " they will cut round stock to 1- inch diameter"
  17. a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; " the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
  18. have on hand; " Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
  19. 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"
  20. a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  21. 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"
  22. the reputation and popularity a person has; " his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  23. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; " the plant sprouted early this year"
  24. provide or furnish with a stock of something; " stock the larder with meat"
  25. supply with livestock; " stock a farm"
  26. supply with fish; " stock a lake"
  27. equip with a stock; " stock a rifle"
  28. routine; " a stock answer"
  29. Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock.
  30. A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc.
  31. The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.
  32. The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.
  33. A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
  34. Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
  35. The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached.
  36. The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage.
  37. The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.
  38. The block of wood or metal frame which constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock.
  39. The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor.
  40. The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.
  41. A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.
  42. The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness. See Counterfoil.
  43. The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family.
  44. Money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint- stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares.
  45. Same as Stock account, below.
  46. Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions.
  47. Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock.
  48. That portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of certain games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank.
  49. A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
  50. A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks ( breeches); nether stocks ( stockings).
  51. A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.
  52. A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.
  53. The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.
  54. Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
  55. Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock ( Matthiola incana) ( see Gilly- flower); ten- weeks stock ( M. annua).
  56. An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.
  57. A race or variety in a species.
  58. In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons ( see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc.
  59. The beater of a fulling mill.
  60. A liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc.
  61. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.
  62. To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.
  63. To suffer to retain milk for twenty- four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.
  64. To put in the stocks.
  65. Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon.
  66. The trunk or stem of a tree or plant; a pillar, log, or post; a trunk or plant in which a graft is placed; race, line of descent, family, or relationship; domestic animals raised on a farm, etc.: called live stock; a garden flower with a woody stem; the wooden part of a firearm to which the barrel and lock are attached; as, a gunstock; foundation of soups, etc.; a fund due to persons for money loaned, or the securities for such a fund; the capital of a company or corporation; also, the shares of capital in a company; the capital or goods in a business; hence, any store or supply; a wide, close- fitting band of silk, etc., worn about the neck.
  67. To store up; fill; supply; as, to stock a warehouse.
  68. To take in or obtain supplies.
  69. Kept in stock, or on hand.
  70. A supply of any material kept on hand ready for use.
  71. Something stuck or thrust in: the stem of a tree or plant: a post: a stupid person: the part to which others are attached: the original progenitor: family: a fund: capital: shares of a public debt: shares of capital in railroad and other corporations: store: cattle:- pl. STOCKS, an instrument in which the legs of criminals are confined: the frame for a ship while building: the public funds of Great Britain, the Consols.
  72. To store: to supply: to fill.
  73. A favorite garden- flower.
  74. A neckcloth.
  75. Stem of a tree or plant; post; family or race; a fund; store; capital; cattle; kind of cravat.
  76. To furnish; supply; fill.
  77. To furnish with stock.
  78. To lay by for the future.
  79. To lay in or provide supplies.
  80. Continually kept ready; standing.
  81. The trunk or main support of a plant.
  82. Lineage; family.
  83. Domestic animals.
  84. Goods and merchandise employed in trade.
  85. Any reserve supply.
  86. Certificates of shares or indebtedness.
  87. The handle of a gun, etc.
  88. A support, as for a vessel, during construction.
  89. A block, stake, or log of wood; anything heavy and senseless.
  90. Kept in stock.
  91. A frame in which the legs of criminals were confined by way of punishment; the frame on which a ship rests while building; the public funds.
  92. The stem of a tree or other plant; a post; a dull, stupid, senseless person; the frame of a musket; a neck- tie; original progenitor; lineage; a family; a fund; capital; share of a public debt; store; the domestic animals or beasts belonging to a farm; the stock gilly- flower.
  93. To store; to supply; to fill; to lay up in store; to pack; to supply with domestic animals; to supply with seed.
  94. The stem or trunk of a tree or plant; the stem or branch in which a graft is inserted; anything fixed or set; a post; a log; a piece of solid wood forming the sustaining part, as of an anchor or a firearm; the handle of anything; a stupid senseless person; the original progenitor; the race or line of a family; a stiff band used as a tie for the neck.
  95. Money or goods employed in trade, manufacturing, banking, & c.; the beasts, & c., on a farm; supply provided; quantity on hand; store or accumulation from which supplies may be obtained.
  96. Serviceable for constant use or application; permanent; standing.
  97. To store; to supply; to fill sufficiently.
  98. The money collectively lent by individuals to a government; the public funds, being, as it were, receptacles opened by the state into which the contributions of the public might be poured, as into the charity- trunks in churches; government scrip; a wooden frame into the openings of which the legs of a person may be stocked or set fast, formerly used as a temporary punishment for petty crimes and misdemeanours; certain flowers having stems or stalks; the timbers on which a ship rests while building.
  99. An asexual zooid which produces sexual zooids of one sex by gemmation, as in Polychaets.

Usage examples for stock

  1. " I don't mean- to know my work- but to help me out with Friend Stock. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  2. How I rejoice to see but the remains Of this old stock! – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  3. " You have got thirty- three francs to begin with," said he; " that's a pretty good stock. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  4. I should feel better if I knew just what happened to me and to the stock. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  5. Add salt to stock if necessary. – Better Meals for Less Money by Mary Green
  6. But I wouldn't be in your shoes for half my stock in the Great Hope. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  7. And his stock of ready money- we will not speak of that! – History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718 by Thomas Carlyle
  8. The millionaire was standing stock still in the middle of the room. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. The bank in which I hold stock may break- the ship in which I have an adventure, go down at sea. – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  10. And make a good stock with her, and you'll see. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  11. Do you wish to make us a laughing- stock?" – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  12. He was sure it wouldn't work twice, and he hesitated, not too willing to have his stock go down with her. – The Sky Is Falling by Lester del Rey
  13. Mr. Stock believed he knew faces. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  14. No man likes to feel that he is a laughing- stock. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. He stood stock still, paralyzed. – Sinister Paradise by Robert Moore Williams
  16. He was the laughing- stock of the neighbourhood, he felt. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  17. When I mentioned the Stock Exchange I did it because my brother was a member of it, and I cal'late you might have known him. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  18. Micah Ward stood stock still. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  19. He has a great stock of horse stories, and I am almost as bad. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  20. " Laughing stock," does the gentleman say? – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd