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capital stock the entire amount of stock authorized for issue by a corporation. [2 definitions]
common stock ordinary capital shares of a corporation that often provide dividends and confer voting privileges, but that place their owners' claims, in the event the corporation liquidates, below those of holders of preferred stocks or bonds.
in stock present for use or sale.
joint-stock company a company organized like a corporation except that stockholders are liable for debts.
open stock a type of merchandising in which single pieces of goods usu. sold in sets, such as flatware, glassware, or china, are kept in stock to be sold individually as replacement or supplements.
out of stock not present for use or sale.
preferred stock that portion of a corporation's stock on which dividends must be paid first, before common stock, and which usu. has priority in distribution of assets in the event the corporation liquidates.
put stock in to consider important or believable.
rolling stock all the wheeled vehicles belonging to a railway or trucking company.
stock car a standard model of automobile modified for racing. [2 definitions]
stock company a corporation whose capital is divided into shares of stock. [2 definitions]
stock exchange a place where stocks and other securities are bought and sold. [2 definitions]
stock in trade one or more resources, methods, or customary operations specific to a person or group. [2 definitions]
stock keeping unit a number that is given to a specific product in a store. The number is on a small label on the product. People use stock keeping units to keep track of inventory.
stock market a market where stocks and bonds are bought and sold; stock exchange. [3 definitions]
stock option a right to buy or sell a certain amount of stock in a company within a specific period of time at a specific price.
stock-still completely still; absolutely motionless.
take stock in to consider important or believable.