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Stock 1

Definition: The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.

Stock 2

Definition: The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.

Stock 3

Definition: A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.

Stock 4

Definition: Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.

Stock 5

Definition: The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached.

Stock 6

Definition: 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 7

Definition: The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.

Stock 8

Definition: 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 9

Definition: The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor.

Stock 10

Definition: The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.

Stock 11

Definition: A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.

Stock 12

Definition: 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 13

Definition: The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family.

Stock 14

Definition: 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 shares in 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 shares.

Stock 15

Definition: Same as Stock account, below.

Stock 16

Definition: Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; called also live stock.

Stock 17

Definition: 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 18

Definition: A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.

Stock 19

Definition: A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings).

Stock 20

Definition: A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.

Stock 21

Definition: A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.

Stock 22

Definition: The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.

Stock 23

Definition: Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.

Stock 24

Definition: Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock (Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock (M. annua).

Stock 25

Definition: An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.

Stock 26

Definition: A race or variety in a species.

Stock 27

Definition: In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc.

Stock 28

Definition: The beater of a fulling mill.

Stock 29

Definition: A liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; used in making soup, gravy, etc.

Stock 30

Definition: To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.

Stock 31

Definition: 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 32

Definition: To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.

Stock 33

Definition: To put in the stocks.

Stock 34

Definition: 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 35

Definition: not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit

stock 36

Definition: an ornamental white cravat

stock 37

Definition: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware"

stock 38

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

stock 39

Definition: 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 40

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

stock 41

Definition: 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 42

Definition: 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 43

Definition: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

stock 44

Definition: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

stock 45

Definition: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

stock 46

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

stock 47

Definition: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

stock 48

Definition: 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"

stock 49

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

stock 50

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

stock 51

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

stock 52

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

stock 53

Definition: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

stock 54

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

stock 55

Definition: stock up on to keep for future use or sale; "let''s stock coffee as long as prices are low"

stock 56

Definition: supply with livestock; "stock a farm"

stock 57

Definition: supply with fish; "stock a lake"

stock 58

Definition: equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"

stock 59

Definition: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item"

stock 60

Definition: routine; "a stock answer"


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