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  • 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
  • n  the merchandise that a shop has on hand
  • 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
  • n  a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    the value of his stocks doubled during the past year
  • n  a supply of something available for future use
  • n  the descendants of one individual
  • n  a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
  • 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
  • n  the reputation and popularity a person has
    his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor
  • n  persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  • n  a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  • n  any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  • n  any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  • n  lumber used in the construction of something
    they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter
  • n  the handle end of some implements or tools
    he grabbed the cue by the stock
  • n  an ornamental white cravat
  • n  any animals kept for use or profit
  • v  have on hand
  • v  equip with a stock
    stock a rifle
  • v  supply with fish
    stock a lake
  • v  supply with livestock
    stock a farm
  • v  amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    let's stock coffee as long as prices are low
  • v  provide or furnish with a stock of something
    stock the larder with meat
  • v  put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    a stock answer
  • s  routine
    a stock answer
  • s  regularly and widely used or sold
    a stock item

  • FROM its inception, the stock market was meant to be a place where businessmen could raise capital by selling shares in their enterprises, and where investors could turn a profit .
  • The banking crisis isn't over but financial stocks are showing new zip.
  • Don't look now: Europe's executives are cashing out on stock options too.

  • Max Baucus in CNN International
    Baucus added that they would sit down and "take stock of where we are and determine how to best pass real reform."
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    You know, the stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics,Mr. Obama said. "It bobs up and down day to day, and if you spend all your time worrying about that, then you're probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong."
  • Warren Buffett in USA Today
    Buffett wrote he's certain "the economy will be in shambles throughout 2009 -- and, for that matter, probably well beyond -- but that conclusion does not tell us whether the stock market will rise or fall."

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