Definition of STOCK

noun : STOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor" ;

  • 10. (

    ) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant ;

  • 11. (

    ) a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants ;

  • 12. (

    ) any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers ;

  • 14. (

    ) lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter" ;

  • 15. (

    ) the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock" ;

verb : STOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) equip with a stock; "stock a rifle" ;

  • 3. (

    ) supply with fish; "stock a lake" ;

  • 4. (

    ) supply with livestock; "stock a farm" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat" ;

  • 7. (

    ) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year" ;

Adjective : STOCK

Source: WordNet 3.1