stock1 [ stak ] noun ***
▸ 1 amount kept/available
▸ 2 goods in store
▸ 3 all money/goods
▸ 4 for making soups/sauces
▸ 5 farm animals
▸ 6 family: type of people
▸ 7 amount someone is respected
▸ 8 for punishment
1. ) count an amount of something that you keep so that you can use it when you need it: STORE:
stock of: Keep a good stock of nutritious foods available.
Their stocks of ammunition were running dangerously low.
a ) count the total amount of something that is available for people to use:
Much of the city's housing stock is of very poor quality.
Time is vital if fish stocks are to recover.
b ) singular an amount of facts, stories, etc. that someone knows:
stock of: He had soon exhausted his stock of jokes.
2. ) uncount the goods that are available to buy in a store:
We're having some new stock delivered this afternoon.
in stock: Do you have any of these batteries in stock at the moment?
out of stock (=not available now): I'm afraid that size is out of stock.
3. ) count usually plural BUSINESS one of the equal parts into which the value of a company is divided: SHARE:
He made a living buying and selling stocks.
Technology stocks fell sharply today.
a ) uncount the total amount of money and goods that a company owns that shows how much it is worth
4. ) count or uncount a liquid made by boiling meat, bones, or vegetables and used for making soups and sauces:
Add half a pint of chicken stock.
5. ) uncount animals such as cows and pigs that are kept on a farm: LIVESTOCK
6. ) uncount the type of people that your family comes from:
He comes from Irish stock.
7. ) uncount the degree to which someone is respected by other people: REPUTATION:
The President's stock remains low with the electorate.
8. ) the stocks plural a wooden frame that people were locked into in the past as a punishment
on the stocks
being prepared or produced:
There are no new deals currently on the stocks.
take stock (of something)
to spend some time thinking about the situation you are in before you decide what to do next:
Millie felt she needed to stop and take stock of her life.
=> LOCK 2
stock 2 [ stak ] verb transitive
1. ) if a store stocks goods, it has them available for sale:
Do you stock fishing rods?
2. ) stock or stock up to fill a place with things that you will need:
stock something with something: They had stocked their refrigerator with plenty of food before the big game.
The bathroom was stocked with expensive toilet articles.
3. ) to put fish in a lake or river:
stock something with something: a river stocked with trout
,stock `up phrasal verb intransitive
same as STOCK 2 2:
We've stocked up on canned food in case we get snowed in.
stock 3 [ stak ] adjective
a stock answer is one that someone always gives when they are asked a particular question:
Hooper gave all the usual stock answers to their questions.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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