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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English stoc

Noun

Singular
stock

Plural
s

stock (s)
  1. A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
    We have a stock of televisions on hand.
  2. A supply of anything ready for use.
    Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
  3. Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
  4. Farm animals (short form of livestock)
  5. (also rolling stock) Railroad cars.
  6. (finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
  7. The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
  8. (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
  9. The axle into which the rudder is attached (rudder stock); it transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
  10. (uncountable) Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
  11. The type of paper used in printing.
    The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.
  12. A wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
  13. In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players.

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Verb

Infinitive
to stock

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to stock (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To have on hand for sale.
    The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.

Translations

Adjective

stock (not comparable)

Positive
stock

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Normally available for purchase.
    stock items
    stock sizes
  2. Straightforward, plain, very basic
    That band is quite stock
    He gave me a stock answer

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Dutch

Etymology

From English stock.

Noun

stock (plural stocks, diminutive stockje) m.

  1. stock, goods in supply
  2. basic capital
  3. shares (equity)

Derived terms

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French

Etymology

From English stock.

Pronunciation

Noun

stock (plural stockm)

  1. stock, goods in supply

Derived terms


Italian

Etymology

From English stock.

Noun

stock (plural stocks, diminutive stockje) m.

  1. stock, goods in supply, inventory

Swedish

Noun

stock c. (plural: stockar, definite singular stocken, definite plural stockarna)

  1. log (trunk of a dead tree)
  2. stock (of a gun)

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