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Dictionary definition for: Stock

1. (v) have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

2. (n) 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"

3. (s) routine; "a stock answer"

4. (v) equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"

5. (n) 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"

6. (s) regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size" "a stock item"

7. (v) supply with fish; "stock a lake"

8. (n) the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"

9. (v) supply with livestock; "stock a farm"

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

11. (n) not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit

12. (v) stock up on to keep for future use or sale; "let''s stock coffee as long as prices are low"

13. (n) the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

14. (v) provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"

15. (n) 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"

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

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

18. (n) 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"

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

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

21. (n) any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

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

23. (n) any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

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

25. (n) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

26. (n) an ornamental white cravat

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