Definition of 'stock'
Example sentences containing 'stock'
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Instead they have been turned into gift shops of cloned stock. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It said that it has no concerns about stocking despite the supply disruption. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We were the laughing stock of the world. The Sun (2011)He also has a good sense of when to buy and sell stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This recipe can also be made into a soup by adding chicken stock. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sit the lamb on top and pour in the ginger beer and stock. The Sun (2016)This book is richly stocked with people whom any person of decent instincts will find loathsome. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Why should we keep stock values low? Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Businesses have improved cash flow and need to upgrade capital stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That was to be a constant theme of his reign and the stock answer to his critics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And she told of her sadness that stores have stopped stocking the brand she likes best. The Sun (2012)This is a good moment to take stock of one of the biggest social experiments in history. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They sold out straight away and new stock is not available yet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Typically these stocks are solid businesses that offer little growth but steady dividends. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Average call will be one minute for one stock quote. The Sun (2015)For the most part stocks tend to move together. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Most villagers have cleaned out their bomb shelters and made sure to stock canned food and medical supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If investors wanted to put their money into the stocks of Amazon. DOT.CON (2001) The stock has gained 15% over the past year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's just not enough stock in some areas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With the economy stuck in a slump, there was little interest in buying stocks. DOT.CON (2001)To bankroll its purchase, it decided to issue stock in the company. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)This week we have a money-saving offer suitable for schools and people raising stock for plant stalls, as well as other gardeners. The Sun (2014)
Synonyms of 'stock'
shares, holdings, securities, investments
rolling stock, carriages, wagons, locomotives
Trends of 'stock'
Very Common. stock is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'stock'
British English: stock /stɒk/ NOUN
Stocks are shares in the ownership of a company. A company's stock consists of all the shares that people have bought in it.
...the buying and selling of stocks.
- American English: stock
- Arabic: سَهْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: ação finanças
- Chinese: 库存
- Croatian: dionica
- Czech: akcie
- Danish: aktie
- Dutch: aandeel
- European Spanish: existencias
- Finnish: varasto varastoidut tavarat
- French: capital
- German: Vorrat
- Greek: απόθεμα
- Italian: scorta
- Japanese: 在庫品
- Korean: 재고 재고품 목록
- Norwegian: varelager
- Polish: zapas
- European Portuguese: stock
- Romanian: acțiune
- Russian: запас
- Spanish: existencias
- Swedish: buljong
- Thai: หุ้น
- Turkish: stok
- Ukrainian: акція
- Vietnamese: hàng tồn kho
British English: stock /stɒk/ VERB
A shop that stocks particular goods keeps a supply of them to sell.
The gift shop stocks local crafts.
- American English: stock
- Arabic: يَحْتفَظُ بـِمَخْزُون
- Brazilian Portuguese: estocar
- Chinese: 进货
- Croatian: držati robu
- Czech: vést zboží
- Danish: have på lager
- Dutch: in voorraad houden
- European Spanish: aprovisionarse
- Finnish: pitää varastossa
- French: approvisionner
- German: führen Waren
- Greek: εφοδιάζω
- Italian: approvvigionare
- Japanese: 在庫を置く
- Korean: 들여놓다
- Norwegian: lagre
- Polish: zaopatrzyć
- European Portuguese: manter em stock
- Romanian: a aproviziona
- Russian: иметь в наличии
- Spanish: aprovisionarse
- Swedish: ha i lager
- Thai: เก็บสินค้า
- Turkish: stoklamak
- Ukrainian: зберігати на складі
- Vietnamese: trữ hàng
British English: stock ADJECTIVE
A stock answer, expression, or way of doing something is one that is very commonly used.
My boss had a stock response–'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'.
Definition of stock from the Collins English Dictionary
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