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STOCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stock mean? 

STOCK (noun)
  The noun STOCK has 17 senses:

1. the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
2. liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
3. the merchandise that a shop has on hand
4. a supply of something available for future use
5. not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
6. the descendants of one individual
7. 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
8. the reputation and popularity a person has
9. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
10. lumber used in the construction of something
11. a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
12. any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
13. a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
14. any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
15. the handle end of some implements or tools
16. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
17. an ornamental white cravat

  Familiarity information: STOCK used as a noun is very familiar.


STOCK (adjective)
  The adjective STOCK has 3 senses:

1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
2. routine
3. regularly and widely used or sold

  Familiarity information: STOCK used as an adjective is uncommon.


STOCK (verb)
  The verb STOCK has 7 senses:

1. have on hand
2. equip with a stock
3. supply with fish
4. supply with livestock
5. stock up on to keep for future use or sale
6. provide or furnish with a stock of something
7. put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

  Familiarity information: STOCK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STOCK (noun)


Sense 1stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

he owns a controlling share of the company's stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

capital; working capital (assets available for use in the production of further assets)

Meronyms (parts of "stock"):

share (any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

common shares; common stock; ordinary shares (stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections)

watered stock (stock representing ownership of overvalued assets; stock of a corporation whose total worth is less than its invested capital)

voting stock (shares in a corporation that entitle the shareholder to voting and proxy rights)

reacquired stock; treasury shares; treasury stock (stock that has been bought back by the issuing corporation and is available for retirement or resale; it is issued but not outstanding; it cannot vote and pays no dividends)

quarter stock (stock with a par value of $25/share)

authorized shares; authorized stock; capital stock (the maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation's articles of incorporation)

hot issue; hot stock (newly issued stock that is in great public demand)

growth stock (stock of a corporation that has had faster than average gains in earnings and is expected to continue to)

control stock (shares owned by shareholders who have a controlling interest)

common stock equivalent (preferred stock or convertible bonds or warrants that can be converted into common stock)

float (the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public)

preference shares; preferred shares; preferred stock (stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights)

no-par stock; no-par-value stock (stock with no par value specified in the corporate charter or on the stock certificate)


Sense 2stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

broth; stock

Context example:

she made gravy with a base of beef stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

soup (liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

stock cube (a cube of dehydrated stock)

chicken broth; chicken stock (a stock made with chicken)

beef broth; beef stock (a stock made with beef)

liquor; pot likker; pot liquor (the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked)


Sense 3stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The merchandise that a shop has on hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

inventory; stock

Context examples:

they carried a vast inventory of hardware / they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

merchandise; product; ware (commodities offered for sale)


Sense 4stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A supply of something available for future use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

fund; store; stock

Context example:

he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

accumulation ((finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

seed stock (a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting)

government issue; issue; military issue (supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government)

provision (a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms))

cache; hoard; stash (a secret store of valuables or money)

base; infrastructure (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area)


Sense 5stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

farm animal; livestock; stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

eutherian; eutherian mammal; placental; placental mammal (mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)

Domain member category:

carry (be able to feed)


Sense 6stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The descendants of one individual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

pedigree; bloodline; blood line; lineage; ancestry; stemma; line of descent; blood; parentage; origin; stock; descent; line

Context example:

his entire lineage has been warriors

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

family tree; genealogy (successive generations of kin)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

side (a family line of descent)

breed (a special lineage)

family; family line; folk; kinfolk; kinsfolk; phratry; sept (people descended from a common ancestor)


Sense 7stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gunstock; stock

Context example:

the rifle had been fitted with a special stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

grip; handgrip; handle; hold (the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it)

support (any device that bears the weight of another thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

pistol grip (a handle (as of a gun or saw) shaped like the butt of a pistol)

Holonyms ("stock" is a part of...):

handgun; pistol; shooting iron; side arm (a firearm that is held and fired with one hand)

machine gun (a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted))

gun (a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel))

artillery; gun; heavy weapon; ordnance (large but transportable armament)


Sense 8stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The reputation and popularity a person has

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

reputation; repute (the state of being held in high esteem and honor)


Sense 9stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A special variety of domesticated animals within a species

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

breed; strain; stock

Context examples:

he experimented on a particular breed of white rats / he created a new strain of sheep

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

variety ((biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

bloodstock (thoroughbred horses (collectively))

pedigree (line of descent of a purebred animal)

Holonyms ("stock" is a member of...):

species ((biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed)


Sense 10stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lumber used in the construction of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

lumber; timber (the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material)


Sense 11stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

stock certificate; stock

Context example:

the value of his stocks doubled during the past year

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

certificate; security (a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

share (any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate)


Sense 12stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Malcolm stock; stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

flower (a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms)

Holonyms ("stock" is a member of...):

genus Malcolmia; Malcolmia (genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan)


Sense 13stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

plant part; plant structure (any part of a plant or fungus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

rootstock (root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots)


Sense 14stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

gillyflower; stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

flower (a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

brompton stock; Matthiola incana (European plant with racemes of sweet-scented flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental)

Holonyms ("stock" is a member of...):

genus Matthiola; Matthiola (genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals)


Sense 15stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The handle end of some implements or tools

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he grabbed the cue by the stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

grip; handgrip; handle; hold (the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stock"):

bitstock; brace (a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring)

butt; butt end (thick end of the handle)

Holonyms ("stock" is a part of...):

cue; cue stick; pool cue; pool stick (sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards)

fishing pole; fishing rod (a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line)

whip (an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping)


Sense 16stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

caudex; stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

stalk; stem (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)


Sense 17stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ornamental white cravat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

neckcloth; stock

Hypernyms ("stock" is a kind of...):

cravat (neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front)


STOCK (adjective)


Sense 1stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Synonyms:

trite; timeworn; threadbare; stock; banal; old-hat; hackneyed; well-worn; shopworn; tired; commonplace

Context examples:

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'

Similar:

unoriginal (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual)


Sense 2stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Routine

Context example:

a stock answer

Similar:

standard (conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind)


Sense 3stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regularly and widely used or sold

Synonyms:

stock; standard

Context examples:

a standard size / a stock item

Similar:

regular (in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle)


STOCK (verb)


Sense 1stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have on hand

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stock; stockpile; carry

Context example:

Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

have; have got; hold (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Equip with a stock

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

stock a rifle

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

equip; fit; fit out; outfit (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply with fish

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

stock a lake

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

animal husbandry (breeding and caring for farm animals)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply with livestock

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

stock a farm

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

animal husbandry (breeding and caring for farm animals)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stock up on to keep for future use or sale

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

buy in; stock

Context example:

let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stock"):

overstock (stock excessively)

understock (stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide or furnish with a stock of something

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

stock the larder with meat

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stock"):

plant (place into a river)

restock (stock again)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They stock the lake with fish


Sense 7stock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

sprout; stock

Context example:

the plant sprouted early this year

Hypernyms (to "stock" is one way to...):

acquire; develop; get; grow; produce (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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