Definitions for stock

Definitions for (noun) stock

Main entry: livestock, farm animal, stock

Definition: any animals kept for use or profit

Main entry: neckcloth, stock

Definition: an ornamental white cravat

Main entry: stock, inventory

Definition: the merchandise that a shop has on hand

Usage: they carried a vast inventory of hardware; they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

Main entry: stock

Definition: the handle end of some implements or tools

Usage: he grabbed the cue by the stock

Main entry: stock, gunstock

Definition: 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

Usage: the rifle had been fitted with a special stock

Main entry: stock

Definition: lumber used in the construction of something

Usage: they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter

Main entry: broth, stock

Definition: liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces

Usage: she made gravy with a base of beef stock

Main entry: stock, strain, breed

Definition: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

Usage: he experimented on a particular breed of white rats; he created a new strain of sheep

Main entry: pedigree, parentage, origin, blood, blood line, bloodline, ancestry, line, line of descent, lineage, descent, stemma, stock

Definition: the descendants of one individual

Usage: his entire lineage has been warriors

Main entry: Malcolm stock, stock

Definition: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

Main entry: stock, gillyflower

Definition: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

Main entry: stock

Definition: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants

Main entry: caudex, stock

Definition: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

Main entry: stock

Definition: the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)

Usage: he owns a controlling share of the company's stock

Main entry: stock, store, fund

Definition: a supply of something available for future use

Usage: he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Main entry: stock, stock certificate

Definition: a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

Usage: the value of his stocks doubled during the past year

Main entry: stock

Definition: the reputation and popularity a person has

Usage: his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor

Definitions for (verb) stock

Main entry: sprout, stock

Definition: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

Usage: the plant sprouted early this year

Main entry: stock, stockpile, carry

Definition: have on hand

Usage: Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Main entry: stock

Definition: provide or furnish with a stock of something

Usage: stock the larder with meat

Main entry: stock, stock up, buy in

Definition: amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use

Usage: let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

Main entry: stock

Definition: supply with livestock

Usage: stock a farm

Main entry: stock

Definition: supply with fish

Usage: stock a lake

Main entry: stock

Definition: equip with a stock

Usage: stock a rifle

Definitions for (adj) stock

Main entry: trite, timeworn, tired, stock, threadbare, old-hat, hackneyed, commonplace, banal, shopworn, well-worn

Definition: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Usage: 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'

Main entry: standard, stock

Definition: regularly and widely used or sold

Usage: a standard size; a stock item

Main entry: stock

Definition: routine

Usage: a stock answer

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