Stock vs Support - What's the difference?

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Stock is a related term of support.


As nouns the difference between stock and support

is that stock is stick, staff while support is something which supports often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.

As a prefix stock

is used to emphasize.

As a verb support is

(senseid)to keep from falling.

stock

English

Noun

  • A store or supply
  • # (operations) A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
  • We have a stock of televisions on hand.
  • # A supply of anything ready for use.
  • Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
  • # 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
  • When the bad news came out, the company's stock dropped precipitously.
  • # (figurative) The measure of how highly a person or institution is valued.
  • After that last screw-up of mine, my stock is pretty low around here.
  • # 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.
  • The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.
  • # 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
  • 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.
  • # (horticulture) The plant upon which the scion is .
  • #* Francis Bacon
  • The scion overruleth the stock quite.
  • # 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 , :
  • 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.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 417:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • * Milton
  • All our fathers worshipped stocks and stones.
  • * Fuller
  • 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.
  • (by extension, obsolete) A person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks .
  • (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.
  • (Knight)

    Synonyms

    * (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

    Derived terms

    * buffer stock * capital stock * certificated stock * common stock * corporate stock * deferred stock * growth stock * gunstock * laughingstock, laughing stock * livestock * penny stock * preferred stock * private stock * rolling stock * stand stock still * standing stock * stock answer * stock certificate * stock company * stock cube * stock exchange * stocfish * stockholder * stockish * stockist * stockless * stockman * stock market * stock option * stock performance * stock phrase * stockpicker * stockpile * stock split * stock-still * stock-take * stock-taking * stock up * stock vehicle, as opposed to custom vehicle * stocks * stocky * stockyard * take stock * tracking stock * treasury stock * unissued stock

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To have on hand for sale.
  • The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
  • To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply.
  • to stock a warehouse with goods
    to stock a farm, i.e. to supply it with cattle and tools
    to stock land, i.e. to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass
  • To allow (cows) to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more prior to sale.
  • To put in the stocks as punishment.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (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.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of a type normally available for purchase/in stock.
  • stock items
    stock sizes
  • (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.
  • That band is quite stock
    He gave me a stock answer

    See also

    * DJIA * foodstock

    Anagrams

    * ----

    support

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
  • Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.
  • Financial or other help.
  • The government provides support to the arts in several ways.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 19 , author=Kerry Brown , title=Kim Jong-il obituary , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Kim was educated at the newly founded university in Pyongyang, named after his father, graduating in 1964. The 1960s and early 1970s were the golden years for the DPRK. It undertook rapid industrialisation, economically outstripped its southern competitor, and enjoyed the support of both the People's Republic of China, and the Soviet Union.}}
  • Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
  • Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support ?
  • (mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
  • * 2004 , Amara Graps, An Introduction to Wavelets''] — [http://www.amara.com/IEEEwave/IW_history.html ''Historical Perspective
  • The first mention of wavelets appeared in an appendix to the thesis of A. Haar (1909). One property of the Haar wavelet is that it has compact support, which means that it vanishes outside of a finite interval. Unfortunately, Haar wavelets are not continuously differentiable which somewhat limits their applications.
  • (fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
  • If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.

    Antonyms

    * (mathematics) kernel

    Derived terms

    * moral support * combat support (military) * support group

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (senseid)To keep from falling.
  • Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.
  • To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
  • Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
  • To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
  • I support France in the World Cup
  • To help, particularly financially.
  • The government supports the arts in several ways.
  • To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
  • The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.
    The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.
  • * J. Edwards
  • to urge such arguments, as though they were sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy
  • To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.
  • The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.
    I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.
  • To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
  • I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization
  • (archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.
  • * Dryden
  • This fierce demeanour and his insolence / The patience of a god could not support .
  • * 1881 , :
  • For a strong affection such moments are worth supporting , and they will end well; for your advocate is in your lover's heart and speaks her own language
  • To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
  • to support the character of King Lear

    Antonyms

    * oppose

    Derived terms

    * supportable * supported * supportive

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