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stock

stock

 
 
pronunciation:
stak
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
phrases:
in stock, out of stock, take stock in, put stock in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a supply ready for use; store.
My parents keep a large stock of food in the house.
synonyms:
store, supply
similar words:
reserve
definition 2: the total of goods ready for sale by a merchant or business.
The local store had a large stock of nails.
synonyms:
inventory
similar words:
goods
definition 3: farm animals; livestock.
synonyms:
livestock
definition 4: the shares in the owning of a business or company.
I hold stock in a small local business.
synonyms:
share
similar words:
stake
definition 5: family background of a particular kind.
They come from Polish stock.She comes from good stock.
similar words:
blood
definition 6: a liquid in which meat, fish, or poultry has been cooked. Stock is used as a base for soup or gravy.
synonyms:
broth
definition 7: a base, handle, or frame for certain objects.
You should be careful when holding the stock of a gun.
synonyms:
handle
phrase: in stock
phrase: out of stock
phrase: take stock in
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in supply on a regular basis.
The stock newspapers are brought to the local stand every morning.
similar words:
basic, customary, essential, important, indispensable, necessary, normal, regular, vital
definition 2: often used; commonplace.
My friend has a set of stock jokes that he likes to tell.
synonyms:
routine, standard
similar words:
commonplace, normal, overworked, stale, tired, usual
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stocked, stocking, stocks
definition 1: to supply with goods or livestock.
They stocked the shelves with books.
synonyms:
provision, supply
similar words:
appoint, equip, fill, furnish, outfit, provide
definition 2: to keep ready for future use or sale.
We don't stock a large number of shoes.
similar words:
carry, handle, market, sell, trade in
definition 3: to keep or collect something for future use (often followed by "up").
Stock up on cereal while it is still on sale.
similar words:
accumulate, collect, pile up, save
phrase: put stock in
derivations: stocklike (adj.), stocker (n.)
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