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Stock 1Definition: The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.
Stock 2Definition: The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.
Stock 3Definition: A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
Stock 4Definition: Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
Stock 5Definition: The principal supporting part; the part in which
others are inserted, or to which they are attached.
Stock 6Definition: The wood to which the barrel, lock,
etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several
forms of gun carriage.
Stock 7Definition: The handle or contrivance by which
bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.
Stock 8Definition: The block of wood or metal frame which
constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock.
Stock 9Definition: The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See
Illust. of Anchor.
Stock 10Definition: The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.
Stock 11Definition: A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting
screws; a diestock.
Stock 12Definition: 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. See Counterfoil.
Stock 13Definition: The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct
descendants; lineage; family.
Stock 14Definition: Money or capital which an individual or a firm
employs in business; fund; in the United
States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable
shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public
funds; in the plural, property consisting of
joint-stock companies, or in the
obligations of a government for its funded debt; so in the United
States, but in
England the latter only are called
stocks, and the former
Stock 15Definition: Same as Stock account, below.
Stock 16Definition: Domestic
beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep,
etc.; called also live stock.
Stock 17Definition: That portion of a pack of
cards not distributed to the
players at the beginning of certain
games, as gleek,
etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank.
Stock 18Definition: A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
Stock 19Definition: A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper
stocks (breeches); nether
Stock 20Definition: A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.
Stock 21Definition: A frame of timber, with
holes in which the feet, or the feet and
criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.
Stock 22Definition: The frame or
timbers on which a ship
rests while building.
Stock 23Definition: Red and gray
bricks, used for the exterior of
walls and the front of
Stock 24Definition: Any cruciferous plant of the genus
Matthiola; as, common stock
(Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower);
ten-weeks stock (M.
Stock 25Definition: An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.
Stock 26Definition: A race or variety in a species.
Stock 27Definition: In tectology, an aggregate or colony of
persons (see Person), as
trees, chains of salpae,
Stock 28Definition: The beater of a fulling mill.
Stock 29Definition: A liquid or jelly containing the
juices and soluble
parts of meat, and certain
vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; used in making soup, gravy,
Stock 30Definition: To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.
Stock 31Definition: To provide with material
requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and
tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.
Stock 32Definition: To suffer to retain milk for
twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.
Stock 33Definition: To put in the
Stock 34Definition: Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon.
stock 35Definition: not used technically; any
animals kept for use or profit
stock 36Definition: an ornamental white cravat
stock 37Definition: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"
stock 38Definition: the handle end of some
tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
stock 39Definition: 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"
stock 40Definition: lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
stock 41Definition: 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"
stock 42Definition: 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"
stock 43Definition: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been
stock 44Definition: any of various ornamental flowering
plants of the genus Malcolmia
stock 45Definition: any of several Old World
plants cultivated for their brightly colored
stock 46Definition: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted
stock 47Definition: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
stock 48Definition: the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of
holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he
owns a controlling share of the
stock 49Definition: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban
stock 50Definition: a certificate
shareholder''s ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
stock 51Definition: the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
stock 52Definition: put forth and grow
shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
stock 53Definition: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene
stock 54Definition: provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
stock 55Definition: stock up on to keep for future use or sale;
"let''s stock coffee as long as
prices are low"
stock 56Definition: supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
stock 57Definition: supply with fish; "stock a lake"
stock 58Definition: equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
stock 59Definition: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"
stock 60Definition: routine; "a stock answer"