Definitions of stock

  1. To store; to supply; to fill; to lay up in store; to pack; to supply with domestic animals; to supply with seed.
  2. To store up; fill; supply; as, to stock a warehouse.
  3. To store: to supply: to fill.
  4. To furnish; supply; fill.
  5. To furnish with stock.
  6. To lay by for the future.
  7. To take in or obtain supplies.
  8. To lay in or provide supplies.
  9. To store; to supply; to fill sufficiently.
  10. 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.
  11. the descendants of one individual; " his entire lineage has been warriors"
  12. not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  13. the merchandise that a shop has on hand; " they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
  14. any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  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. Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock.
  19. A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. A favorite garden- flower.
  23. Stem of a tree or plant; post; family or race; a fund; store; capital; cattle; kind of cravat.
  24. The trunk or main support of a plant.
  25. Lineage; family.
  26. Domestic animals.
  27. Goods and merchandise employed in trade.
  28. Any reserve supply.
  29. Certificates of shares or indebtedness.
  30. The handle of a gun, etc.
  31. A support, as for a vessel, during construction.
  32. A block, stake, or log of wood; anything heavy and senseless.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. An asexual zooid which produces sexual zooids of one sex by gemmation, as in Polychaets.
  38. regularly and widely used or sold; " a standard size"; " a stock item"
  39. a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  40. 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"
  41. the reputation and popularity a person has; " his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  42. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; " the plant sprouted early this year"
  43. provide or furnish with a stock of something; " stock the larder with meat"
  44. supply with livestock; " stock a farm"
  45. supply with fish; " stock a lake"
  46. equip with a stock; " stock a rifle"
  47. routine; " a stock answer"
  48. The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.
  49. The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.
  50. A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
  51. Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
  52. The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached.
  53. 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.
  54. The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.
  55. 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.
  56. The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor.
  57. The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.
  58. A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.
  59. 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.
  60. The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family.
  61. 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.
  62. Same as Stock account, below.
  63. Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions.
  64. Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock.
  65. 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.
  66. A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
  67. A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks ( breeches); nether stocks ( stockings).
  68. A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.
  69. A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.
  70. The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.
  71. Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
  72. Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock ( Matthiola incana) ( see Gilly- flower); ten- weeks stock ( M. annua).
  73. An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.
  74. A race or variety in a species.
  75. In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons ( see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc.
  76. The beater of a fulling mill.
  77. 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.
  78. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.
  79. 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.
  80. To suffer to retain milk for twenty- four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.
  81. To put in the stocks.
  82. 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.
  83. Kept in stock, or on hand.
  84. Continually kept ready; standing.
  85. Kept in stock.
  86. Serviceable for constant use or application; permanent; standing.