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Definition 1: any animals kept for use or profit - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(stock is the domain which ... is member of) be able to feed

"This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

Definition 2: the merchandise that a shop has on hand - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
  • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

Definition 3: the handle end of some implements or tools - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he grabbed the cue by the stock

(stock is a kind of ...) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

(... is a kind of stock ) a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring

(... is a kind of stock ) thick end of the handle

(... is part of stock) sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards

(... is part of stock) a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line

(... is part of stock) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rifle had been fitted with a special stock

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

(stock is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of stock ) a handle (as of a gun or saw) shaped like the butt of a pistol

(... is part of stock) large but transportable armament

(... is part of stock) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

(... is part of stock) a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)

(... is part of stock) a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

Definition 5: an ornamental white cravat - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) neckwear worn in a slipknot with long ends overlapping vertically in front

Definition 6: lumber used in the construction of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter

(stock is a kind of ...) the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

Definition 7: liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces - [noun denoting food]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she made gravy with a base of beef stock

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food

(... is a kind of stock ) the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked

(... is a kind of stock ) a stock made with beef

(... is a kind of stock ) a stock made with chicken

(... is a kind of stock ) a cube of dehydrated stock

Definition 8: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species - [noun denoting group]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
  • he created a new strain of sheep

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(stock is a kind of ...) (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics

"varieties are frequently recognized in botany"

(... is a kind of stock ) thoroughbred horses (collectively)

(... is a kind of stock ) line of descent of a purebred animal

(... is a member of stock) (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

Definition 9: the descendants of one individual - [noun denoting group]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of stock ) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of stock ) a family line of descent

"he gets his brains from his father's side"

Definition 10: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

Definition 11: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

(... is a kind of stock ) European plant with racemes of sweet-scented flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental

(... is a member of stock) genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals

Definition 12: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

(... is a member of stock) genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan

Definition 13: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants - [noun denoting plant]

(stock is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of stock ) root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots

Definition 14: the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock

(stock is a kind of ...) assets available for use in the production of further assets

(... is a kind of stock ) stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections

"over 40 million Americans invest in common stocks"

(... is a kind of stock ) shares in a corporation that entitle the shareholder to voting and proxy rights

(... is a kind of stock ) stock that has been bought back by the issuing corporation and is available for retirement or resale; it is issued but not outstanding; it cannot vote and pays no dividends

(... is a kind of stock ) stock with a par value of $25/share

(... is a kind of stock ) the maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation's articles of incorporation

(... is a kind of stock ) newly issued stock that is in great public demand

(... is a kind of stock ) stock of a corporation that has had faster than average gains in earnings and is expected to continue to

(... is a kind of stock ) shares owned by shareholders who have a controlling interest

(... is a kind of stock ) preferred stock or convertible bonds or warrants that can be converted into common stock

(... is a kind of stock ) the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

(... is a kind of stock ) stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights

(... is a kind of stock ) stock with no par value specified in the corporate charter or on the stock certificate

(... is a kind of stock ) stock representing ownership of overvalued assets; stock of a corporation whose total worth is less than its invested capital

(stock is a part of ...) any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate

"he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"

Definition 15: a supply of something available for future use - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(... is a kind of stock ) the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area

"the industrial base of Japan"

(... is a kind of stock ) a secret store of valuables or money

(... is a kind of stock ) a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

(... is a kind of stock ) supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

(... is a kind of stock ) a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting

Definition 16: a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the value of his stocks doubled during the past year

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends

"he held several valuable securities"

(... is a kind of stock ) any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate

"he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"

Definition 17: the reputation and popularity a person has - [noun denoting state]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor

(stock is a kind of ...) the state of being held in high esteem and honor

Definition 18: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots - [verb of body]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plant sprouted early this year

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Definition 19: have on hand - [verb of possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

Definition 20: amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use - [verb of possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of stock ) stock excessively

(... is a kind of stock ) stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity

(stock belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 21: provide or furnish with a stock of something - [verb of possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stock the larder with meat

(stock is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of stock ) place into a river

"plant fish"

(... is a kind of stock ) stock again

"He restocked his land with pheasants"

Definition 22: supply with livestock - [verb of possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stock a farm

(stock is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(stock has a similar meaning as ...) supply with fish

"stock a lake"

(stock belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 23: supply with fish - [verb of possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stock a lake

(stock is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(stock has a similar meaning as ...) supply with livestock

"stock a farm"

(stock belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 24: equip with a stock - [verb of possession]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stock a rifle

(stock is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

Definition 25: regularly and widely used or sold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a standard size
  • a stock item

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is similar to ...) in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

"his regular calls on his customers" "regular meals" "regular duties"

Definition 26: routine - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stock answer

(stock is similar to ...) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind

"windows of standard width" "standard sizes" "the standard fixtures" "standard brands" "standard operating procedure"

Definition 27: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Synonyms for stock in the sense of this definition

(stock is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

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