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stock

stock

 
pronunciation:
stak
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive 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 available for use; store.
The grocer keeps a large stock of the most popular items sold in the store.My parents kept a stock of canned goods in the basement for emergencies.
synonyms:
store, supply
similar words:
arsenal, reserve
definition 2: the total of goods available for sale by a merchant or business.
The store owner checks his stock on a monthly basis.
synonyms:
inventory
similar words:
good, goods
definition 3: farm animals; livestock.
Farmers devote a lot of effort to caring for their stock.
synonyms:
livestock
definition 4: the capital of a company or corporation, divided into shares and sold to stockholders.
Ten years ago I bought several shares of stock in a software company.
synonyms:
share
similar words:
stake
definition 5: the main stem of a plant or trunk of a tree.
synonyms:
stalk, stem, trunk
definition 6: ancestral background; lineage.
His parents were satisfied that his bride-to-be was from good stock.
synonyms:
lineage
similar words:
blood
definition 7: a small theatrical company, or the repertoire of such a company.
definition 8: a broth used as a base for soups and sauces.
synonyms:
bouillon, broth, consommé
similar words:
liquor
definition 9: any plant that provides cuttings.
definition 10: a base, handle, or frame for certain implements.
the stock of a shotguna stock of a whip
synonyms:
haft, handle
phrase: in stock
phrase: out of stock
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: regularly in supply.
similar words:
basic, customary, essential, important, indispensable, necessary, normal, regular, staple, vital
definition 2: often used; commonplace.
stock jokes
synonyms:
hackneyed, pedestrian, routine, standard
similar words:
cliché, commonplace, normal, overused, overworked, stale, tired, trite, usual
definition 3: employed in handling merchandise and inventory.
a stock boy
definition 4: of, relating to, or involved in the production of livestock.
similar words:
animal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stocked, stocking, stocks
definition 1: to supply with goods or livestock.
They stocked the shelves with books.
synonyms:
provision, supply
similar words:
accouter, appoint, equip, fill, furnish, outfit, provide
definition 2: to keep available for future use or sale.
We don't stock shoes.
synonyms:
keep, offer
similar words:
carry, handle, market, sell, trade in, treasure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to keep or accumulate something for future use (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
hoard
similar words:
accumulate, collect, pile up, save, stockpile
phrase: take stock in
phrase: put stock in
derivations: stocklike (adj.), stocker (n.)
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