A store or supply
# (operations) A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
# A supply of anything ready for use.
- We have a stock of televisions on hand.
# Railroad rolling stock.
# In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players.
# Farm or ranch animals; livestock.
# The population of a given type of animal (especially fish) available to be captured from the wild for economic use.
(finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
# The price or value of the stock for a company on the stock market
- Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
# (figurative) The measure of how highly a person or institution is valued.
- When the bad news came out, the company's stock dropped precipitously.
# Any of several types of security that are similar to a stock, or marketed like one.
The raw material from which things are made; feedstock
# The type of paper used in printing.
- After that last screw-up of mine, my stock is pretty low around here.
# Undeveloped film; film stock
Stock theater, summer stock theater
The trunk and woody main stems of a tree. The base from which something grows or branches.
* Bible, Job xiv. 8,9
- The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.
# (horticulture) The plant upon which the scion is .
#* Francis Bacon
- Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground, yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
# lineage, family, ancestry
## (linguistics) A larger grouping of language families: a superfamily or macrofamily.
Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola .
A handle or stem to which the working part of an implement or weapon is attached
# The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
# The handle of a whip, fishing rod, etc.
Part of a machine that supports items or holds them in place.
# The headstock of a lathe, drill, etc.
# The tailstock of a lathe
A bar, stick or rod
# A ski pole
# (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
# (nautical) The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
# (geology) A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore)
A bed for infants; a crib, cot, or cradle
(folklore) A piece of wood magically made to be just like a real baby and substituted for it by magical beings.
(uncountable, countable) Broth made from meat (originally bones) or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
* 1915 , :
- The scion overruleth the stock quite.
* 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 417:
- He wore a brown tweed suit and a white stock . His clothes hung loosely about him as though they had been made for a much larger man. He looked like a respectable farmer of the middle of the nineteenth century.
A piece of black cloth worn under a clerical collar.
(obsolete) A cover for the legs; a stocking
A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
- His grey waistcoat sported pearl buttons, and he wore a stock which set off to admiration a lean and aquiline face which was almost as grey as the rest of him.
- All our fathers worshipped stocks and stones.
(by extension, obsolete) A person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
- Item, for a stock of brass for the holy water, seven shillings; which, by the canon, must be of marble or metal, and in no case of brick.
(UK, historical) The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness.
A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
(shipbuilding, in the plural) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests during construction.
(UK, in the plural) Red and grey bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
(biology) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons, such as as trees, chains of salpae, etc.
The beater of a fulling mill.
- Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks .
* (farm or ranch animals) livestock
* (railroad equipment) rolling stock
* (raw material) feedstock
* (paper for printing) card stock
* (plant used in grafting) rootstock, understock
* (axle attached to rudder) rudder stock
* (wide necktie) stock-tie
* buffer stock
* capital stock
* certificated stock
* common stock
* corporate stock
* deferred stock
* growth stock
* laughingstock, laughing stock
* penny stock
* preferred stock
* private stock
* rolling stock
* stand stock still
* standing stock
* stock answer
* stock certificate
* stock company
* stock cube
* stock exchange
* stock market
* stock option
* stock performance
* stock phrase
* stock split
* stock up
* stock vehicle, as opposed to custom vehicle
* take stock
* tracking stock
* treasury stock
* unissued stock
To have on hand for sale.
To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply.
- The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
- to stock a warehouse with goods
- to stock a farm, i.e. to supply it with cattle and tools
To allow (cows) to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more prior to sale.
To put in the stocks as punishment.
- to stock land, i.e. to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass
(nautical) To fit (an anchor) with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place.
(card games, dated) To arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes; to stack the deck.
Of a type normally available for purchase/in stock.
- stock items
(racing, of a race car) Having the same configuration as cars sold to the non-racing public, or having been modified from such a car.
Straightforward, ordinary, very basic.
- stock sizes
- That band is quite stock
- He gave me a stock answer
* commoditie (archaic )
(obsolete) Convenience; usefulness, suitability.
Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold.
* 1995 , James G. Carrier, Gifts and Commodities: Exchange and Western Capitalism Since 1700 ,
* 2001 , Rachel Pain, Introducing Social Geographies ,
- If a key part of shopping is the conversion of anonymous commodities into possessions, shopping is a cultural as much as an economic activity.
* 2005 , William Leiss, Botterill, Jacki, Social Communication in Advertising: Consumption in the Mediated Marketplace ,
- In human geography "commodities'" usually refers to goods and services which are bought and sold. The simplest ' commodities are those produced by the production system just before they are sold.
*:* Referring to the work of Bourdieu, Zukin (2004,38) notes that shopping is much more than the purchase of commodities
Something useful or valuable.
* 2008 , Jan. 14th, Somerset County Gazette
(obsolete) Self-interest; personal convenience or advantage.
- And Slade said: "It really makes me sad that football club chairmen and boards seem to have lost that most precious commodity - patience. "Sam's sacking at Newcastle had, I suppose, been on the cards for a while, but it is really ridiculous to fire a manager after such a short time.
*, NYRB, 2001, vol.1, p.321:
- Shall we employ the intelligence Heaven hath bestowed upon us for our greatest good, to our ruine? repugning natures desseign and the universal order and vicissitude of things, which implieth that every man should use his instruments and meanes for his owne commoditie ?
(economics) Raw materials, agricultural and other primary products as objects of large-scale trading in specialized exchanges.
- they commonly respect their own ends, commodity is the steer of all their action.
(marketing) Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products.
- The price of crude oil is determined in continuous trading between professional players in World's many commodities exchanges.
(Marxism) Anything which has both a use-value and an exchange-value.
- Although they were once in the forefront of consumer electronics, the calculators have become a mere commodity .