• Inserting a Bit in Stock
    Inserting a Bit in Stock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stock repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse "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'"
    • adj stock regularly and widely used or sold "a standard size","a stock item"
    • adj stock routine "a stock answer"
    • v stock put forth and grow sprouts or shoots "the plant sprouted early this year"
    • v stock have on hand "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
    • v stock provide or furnish with a stock of something "stock the larder with meat"
    • v stock 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 stock supply with livestock "stock a farm"
    • v stock supply with fish "stock a lake"
    • v stock equip with a stock "stock a rifle"
    • n stock any animals kept for use or profit
    • n stock an ornamental white cravat
    • n stock the merchandise that a shop has on hand "they carried a vast inventory of hardware","they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
    • n stock the handle end of some implements or tools "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
    • n stock 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 stock lumber used in the construction of something "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
    • n stock 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 stock 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"
    • n stock the descendants of one individual "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    • n stock any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
    • n stock any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
    • n stock a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
    • n stock persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
    • n stock 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 stock a supply of something available for future use "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
    • n stock a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
    • n stock the reputation and popularity a person has "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
    • Stock A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post. "All our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.""Item, for a stock of brass for the holy water, seven shillings; which, by the canon, must be of marble or metal, and in no case of brick."
    • Stock A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocksbreeches); nether stocksstockings). "With a linen stock on one leg."
    • Stock A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment. "He shall rest in my stocks ."
    • Stock A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.
    • Stock A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock .
    • Stock (Cookery) 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 (Soap Making) A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc. "At the outset of any inquiry it is proper to take stock of the results obtained by previous explorers of the same field."
    • Stock A race or variety in a species.
    • Stock A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
    • Stock (Geol) An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.
    • Stock (Bot) Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock M. annua .
    • Stock (Agric) 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 Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense. "Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks ."
    • Stock (Biol) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpæ, etc.
    • Stock (Finance) 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 Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock .
    • Stock Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
    • Stock (Bookkeeping) Same as Stock account, below.
    • stock See under Place Root Side, etc.
    • Stock Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions. "Add to that stock which justly we bestow."
    • Stock (Card Playing) 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. "I must buy the stock ; send me good cardings."
    • Stock The beater of a fulling mill.
    • Stock 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 (Shipbuilding) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.
    • Stock The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.
    • Stock The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family. "And stand betwixt them made, when, severally,
      All told their stock ."
      "Thy mother was no goddess, nor thy stock From Dardanus."
    • Stock 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 The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached.
    • Stock The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted. "The scion overruleth the stock quite."
    • Stock The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk. "Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground, yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant."
    • Stock The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.
    • Stock The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a rifle or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage.
    • Stock The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor.
    • Stock To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.
    • Stock 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 To put in the stocks.
    • Stock To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.
    • a Stock 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 phrase; a stock response; a stock sermon. "A stock charge against Raleigh."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house
    • n stock A wooden post; a stake; a stump.
    • n stock A wooden block; a block; a log; hence, something lifeless and senseless.
    • n stock A person who is as dull and senseless as a block or a log.
    • n stock A dull object or recipient of action or notice, as of wonder, scorn, or laughter; a butt: generally the second element in a compound: as, a gazing-stock; a laughing-stock.
    • n stock The stalk, stem, or trunk of a tree or other plant; the main body, or fixed and firm part.
    • n stock A stem in which a graft is inserted, and which is its support; also, a stem, tree, or plant that furnishes slips or cuttings.
    • n stock Hence The original progenitor of a family or race; the person from whom any given line of descent or inheritance is derived. See stock of descent, below.
    • n stock Direct line of descent; race; lineage; family: as, children of the stock of Abraham.
    • n stock The principal supporting or holding part; the part in which other parts are inserted, or to which they are attached in order to furnish a firm support or hold. Specifically— The wooden support to which the barrel and lock of a rifle or like firearm are attached, or upon which the bow of the crossbow is mounted. See cuts under gun and gun-carriage.
    • n stock A stiff band of horsehair, leather, or the like, covered with black satin, cambric, or similar material, and made to imitate and replace the cravat or neckband: formerly worn by men generally, and, in some forms, still in military use. It was sometimes fastened behind with a buckle, which was often an ornamental object.
    • n stock The front part, especially the front side-piece, of a bed.
    • n stock plural An apparatus for the confinement of vagrants and petty offenders, formerly in use in different parts of Europe, and retained until recently in country villages in England. It consisted of two heavy timbers, one of which could be raised, and when lowered was held in place by a padlock or the like; notches in these timbers, forming round holes when the upper timber was shut down in place, held firmly the legs of those upon whom this punishment was inflicted; in some cases a second row of openings could be used to retain the hands, and even the neck, also. Compare pillory.
    • n stock The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building; hence, generally, on the stocks, in course of construction or preparation.
    • n stock That part of the tally which the creditor took away as evidence of the king's debt, the part retained in the Exchequer being called the counterstock. See tally.
    • n stock In finance: The money represented by this tally; money lent to a government, or a fund consisting of a capital debt due by a government to individual holders who receive a fixed rate of interest. In modern usage, especially in Great Britain, the name is applied to a capital of which payment cannot be claimed, but on which interest is paid in perpetuity at a given rate; hence, to buy stock is simply to buy the right to this interest on a certain amount of this capital debt—a right which may be sold again. The various kinds of stocks are called the public funds. See fund, n., 2.
    • n stock The share capital of a corporation or commercial company; the fund employed in the carrying on of some business or enterprise, divided into shares of equal amount, and owned by individuals who jointly form a corporation; in the plural, shares: as, bank stock; railway stock; stocks and bonds.
    • n stock The property which a merchant, a tradesman, or a company has invested in any business, including merchandise, money, and credits; more particularly, the goods” which a merchant or a commercial house keeps on hand for the supply of customers.
    • n stock Fund; sum of money.
    • n stock Hoard or accumulation; store; supply; fund which may be drawn upon as occasion demands: as, to lay in a stock of provisions; a stock of information.
    • n stock Share; portion.
    • n stock Ground; reason; evidence; proof.
    • n stock The part of a pack of cards which in certain games is not dealt out, but left on the table, to be drawn from as occasion requires.
    • n stock In agriculture: The horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals raised or kept on a farm or ranch: distinctively known as live stock: as, a farmer's land and stock. The term is extended to any animals, as fish or oysters, artificially propagated.
    • n stock The implements of husbandry stored for use. Also called dead stock.
    • n stock The raw material from which anything is made; stuff; material: as, paper-stock (rags, fiber, wood-pulp, etc.); soap-stock.
    • n stock The liquor or broth prepared by boiling meat, with or without vegetables, etc., so as to extract the nutritious properties, and used as a foundation for different kinds of soup. Also called soup-stock.
    • n stock A good kind of red and gray brick, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
    • n stock A name of several cruciferous garden-flowers. One of several species of Matthiola, or sometimes the species in general: originally stock-gillyflower.
    • n stock A covering for the leg; a stocking. Compare nether-stocks.
    • n stock In heraldry, the stump of a tree used as a bearing: represented as cut square on top and eradicated—that is, torn up by the roots—with at least the main roots indicated.
    • n stock The pillar or post on which the holy-water vessel was fixed.
    • n stock Hence— A holywater vessel, or aspersorium.
    • n stock The proceeds of the sale of the catch of a fishing-trip; the net value of a cargo of fish.
    • n stock plural A frame in which a horse or other animal can be secured or slung for shoeing or for a veterinary operation.
    • n stock In mining, sometimes used as the equivalent of the German stock (plural stöcke), especially in translating from that language. A “stock” is a mass of ore of irregular form, but usually thick in proportion to its other dimensions, and not having the characters of a true vein, but belonging more properly to the class of segregated veins or masses. Some “stocke” resemble very nearly the “carbonas” of the Cornish miner; others are akin to the “flats” of the north of England.
    • n stock In early forms of feudalism, commendation. See to accept stock, below.
    • n stock In zoology, a compound, colonial, or aggregate organism; an aggregate of persons forming one organic whole, which may grow by budding or cast off parts to start a new set of persons: as, a polyp-stock. A polypidom, a polyzoary, a chain of salps or doliolids, etc., are examples. Haeckel extends stock in this sense to the broader biological conception which includes those plants that propagate by buds or shoots. See tectology.
    • n stock In Eng. finance, a certificate issued by or on behalf of the government, pursuant to the National Debt Act, 33 and 34 Vict., c. 71, to a holder of consols or of some other public indebtedness or annuities, as evidence of his title to such stock, with coupons annexed, entitling the bearer of the coupon to the corresponding dividend. A stock certificate is evidence of title to the stock, as distinguished from the stock itself, which is considered as an intangible right.
    • n stock A company of actors and actresses employed more or less permanently under the same management, and usually connected with a central or home theater.
    • n stock In com., to make an inventory of stock or goods on hand; hence, with of, to make an estimate of; set a value upon; investigate for the purpose of forming an opinion; loosely, to notice.
    • n stock Hence— To repose confidence in; believe in: as, to take little stock in one's stories.
    • stock Kept in stock; ready for service at all times; habitually produced or used; standing; as, a stock play; a stock anecdote; a stock sermon.
    • stock To provide with a stock, handle, or the like: as, to stock a gun or an anchor.
    • stock To fasten, bolt, or bar, as a door or window.
    • stock To put in the stocks as a punishment; hence, to confine; imprison.
    • stock To lay up in store; accumulate for future use: as, to stock goods.
    • stock To provide or supply with Stock. To supply with a stock of goods; store with commodities; store with anything: as, to stock a warehouse.
    • stock To supply with cattle, sheep, etc., or, in some uses, to supply with domestic animals, implements, etc.: as, to stock a farm.
    • stock To furnish with a permanent growth, especially with grass: as, to stock a pasture.
    • stock To suffer to retain milk for many hours, as cows before selling.
    • stock To dig up; root out; extirpate by grubbing: sometimes with up.
    • stock Same as stack, 2.
    • stock To branch out into shoots immediately above ground; tiller: applied to grasses, grain, or flowers.
    • stock To send out sprouts, as from a stem which has been cut over: said of a tree or plant.
    • stock To make a certain profit on stock. See stock, n., 30.
    • n stock Same as estoc; also, a thrusting-sword used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, superseding the cut-and-thrust sword of earlier times.
    • n stock Same as stoccade, 1.
    • stock To hit with a rapier or stock.
    • n stock The handle attached to the wooden cup that secured the inking-ball used in early hand-press printing.
    • n stock Same as head-stock, 2.
    • n stock In geology, a large columnar intrusion of eruptive rock, the length and breadth of which are roughly equal. A stock may be the deep-seated and uneroded portion of a volcanic neck or plug. Compare def. 32.
    • n stock The material removed from a quarry which is of suitable size to be worked into marketable articles.
    • n stock plural A moldy defect sometimes found on wool and woolens that have been stored while damp in a warm, badly ventilated room.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: America's first stock exchange was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, established in 1791.
    • n Stock stok something stuck or thrust in: the stem of a tree or plant: the trunk which receives a graft: a post, a log: anything fixed solid and senseless: a stupid person: the crank-shaped handle of a centre-bit: the wood in which the barrel of a firearm is fixed: the cross-piece of timber into which the shank of an anchor is inserted: the part to which others are attached: the original progenitor: family: a fund, capital, shares of a public debt: store: the cattle, horses, and other useful animals kept on a farm: the liquor or broth obtained by boiling meat, the foundation for soup: a stiff band worn as a cravat, often fastened with a buckle at the back:
    • v.t Stock to store: to supply: to fill: to supply with domestic animals or stock: to refrain from milking cows for 24 hours or more previous to sale
    • adj Stock kept in stock, standing
    • n Stock stok a favourite garden-flower.
    • n Stock stok (pl.) an instrument in which the legs of offenders were confined: the frame for a ship while building: the public funds
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  • Andre Malraux
    Andre Malraux
    “Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.”
  • J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stock broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.”


Laughing stock - If someone becomes a laughing stock they do something so stupid or wrong that no one can take them seriously and people scorn and laugh at them.
Lock, stock and barrel - This is an expressions that means 'everything'; if someone buys a company lock, stock and barrel, they buy absolutely everything to do with the company.
Take stock - To assess a situation, to conduct a personal inventory of ones beliefs and values, etc.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. stocc, a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce, a piece; cf. Skr. tuj, to urge, thrust. Cf. Stokker Stucco, and Tuck a rapier
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stocc, a stick; Ger. stock.


In literature:

So the kind of stock upon which hazels are to be grafted is a very important matter for nurserymen.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
One of these little boys upon this very Christmas eve hung up his stocking, and what became of it is now to be told.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
Cattle-growing is the chief employment, and the cost per head of rearing stock is practically nothing.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
I think she said they had a regular stock man.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
If a stock casts a swarm, there is a young queen to be impregnated, and be got safely back, or the stock is lost.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
At the sale of Mr. Bates's stock in 1850, a stock of Shorthorns, including calves, brought on the average L116 5s.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
The next consideration was, to lay in a stock of meat.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
If there are barrels in the basement, stocked and overflowing, it is sure that a volume of Timbs is upon the premises.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
The top of the stock is cut away; in the merchantable tree, the bend or place may be seen where the stock and cion meet.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
There was his home and there he replenished his stocks.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

In poetry:

But I was young - too young, by far -
Or I had been more wary,
I knew not then that winkles are
The stock-in-trade of MARY.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I brought a wealth of truest love,
The most that I could proffer,
Because, forsooth, of stocks or bonds
I had not one to offer.
"Outbid" by Ellis Parker Butler
The froward part that you have played
To me this lesson teaches:
To trust no man whose stock in trade
Is after-dinner speeches.
"Long Meter" by Eugene Field
By faith I have mine all on band,
By sense I have some stock in hand;
By that some vision is begun,
By this I some fruition win.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Two childer wor added to th' stock,
But aw drank, an mi wark went to th' bad;
An awve known em be rooarin for jock,
Wol awve druffen what they should ha had.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Do all your work, whilst yet the day does last,
Gather your manna with the rising sun,
Accept of grace, ere yet the time is past,
Lay in fresh store, before your stock is done.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Members of 4-H clubs across the county are joining to "Stock the Stock Trailer," and in doing so, stock the shelves at food pantries too.
If you owned stocks or stock mutual funds at the start of the 21st century, you no doubt felt the financial pain of the market's crash.
The stock market opened Wednesday morning and investors braced as stocks plummeted on Wall Street.
The stock shares characteristics of both common stock and debt.
Telecom stocks had a tiny decline while materials stocks rose 2.4 percent.
Rising stocks narrowly outnumbered falling ones on the New York Stock Exchange.
Lately, however, the stock has become popular among hedge fund managers who have been accumulating the stock.
Signs of progress in Europe's debt crisis and an unexpected drop in unemployment claims pushed stocks higher Thursday, a day after the stock market took its worst fall since the summer.
China region stock portfolios invest almost exclusively in stocks from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The company's stock, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, closed Tuesday at $58.67 a share, up 32 cents.
According to USDA, corn stocks are estimated to be tight, while soybean stocks are expected to be very tight.
When young, you can recover from losses in the stock market and you need a good portion of stocks to grow your money over time.
Google said each outstanding share of On2 common stock will receive 0.0010 of a share of Google Class A common stock, but with an additional 15 cents per share in cash.
Trading in Valero stock was halted for a time today on the New York Stock Exchange when a prospective buyer put in an order for 85,100 shares.
Only one specialist can be designated for a given stock, but dealers may be specialists for several stocks.

In science:

Stocks formula it can be rewritten as a boundary term, equivalent to the interaction of a string with the vector-potential Aµ (X ) = Bµν X ν , corresponding to the constant magnetic field.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Rachev, S. T. (1993). Rate of convergence for maxima of random arrays with applications to stock returns, Statistics and Decisions, 11, pp 279 – 288.
Infinite Divisibility and Max-Infinite Divisibility with Random Sample Size
More recently, the same model has also been employed to describe single stocks intraday fluctuations with relative success .
Underlying Dynamics of Typical Fluctuations of an Emerging Market Price Index: The Heston Model from Minutes to Months
Stock acknowledges support from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the DAAD, and Z.
Seeing zeros of random polynomials: quantized vortices in the ideal Bose gas
This dependence seems intuitive for stock prices, since trading accelerates during a time of high volatility .
Coupled continuous time random walks in finance