"stocks" in the noun sense
the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity
"he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
2. stock, inventory
the merchandise that a shop has on hand
"they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
"they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
3. stock, gunstock
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
"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
4. stock certificate, stock
a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
"the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
5. store, stock, fund
a supply of something available for future use
"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
6. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
7. breed, strain, stock
a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
"he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"
"he created a new strain of sheep"
8. broth, stock
liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
"she made gravy with a base of beef stock"
the reputation and popularity a person has
"his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
10. stock, caudex
persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
a plant or stem onto which a graft is made especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
12. stock, gillyflower
any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
13. Malcolm stock, stock
any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
lumber used in the construction of something
"they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
the handle end of some implements or tools
"he grabbed the cue by the stock"
16. neckcloth, stock
an ornamental white cravat
17. livestock, stock, farm animal
any animals kept for use or profit
"stocks" in the verb sense
1. stock, carry, stockpile
have on hand
"Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
equip with a stock
"stock a rifle"
supply with fish
"stock a lake"
supply with livestock
"stock a farm"
5. stock, buy in, stock up
amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
"let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
provide or furnish with a stock of something
"stock the larder with meat"
7. sprout, stock
put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
"the plant sprouted early this year"
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