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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
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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: stocks, stocking, stocked
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").
We should stock up on soup while it's still on sale.We're out of emergency candles and batteries, so we'd better stock up before the storm comes.
synonyms:
hoard
similar words:
accumulate, collect, pile up, save, stockpile
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phrase: take stock in
phrase: put stock in
derivations: stocklike (adj.), stocker (n.)
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