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English adjective: stock

1. stock repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

SamplesBromidic 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'.

Synonymsbanal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn



2. stock routine

SamplesA stock answer.



3. stock regularly and widely used or sold

SamplesA standard size.
A stock item.




English noun: stock

1. stock (possession) the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)

SamplesHe owns a controlling share of the company's stock.

Broader (hypernym)capital, working capital

Narrower (hyponym)authorized shares, authorized stock, capital stock, common shares, common stock, common stock equivalent, control stock, float, growth stock, hot issue, hot stock, no-par stock, no-par-value stock, ordinary shares, preference shares, preferred shares, preferred stock, quarter stock, reacquired stock, treasury shares, treasury stock, voting stock, watered stock

Part holonymshare

2. stock (artifact) the merchandise that a shop has on hand

SamplesThey carried a vast inventory of hardware.
They stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory.


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, product, ware

3. stock (artifact) 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

SamplesThe rifle had been fitted with a special stock.


Broader (hypernym)grip, handgrip, handle, hold, support

Narrower (hyponym)pistol grip

Part meronymartillery, gun, gun, handgun, heavy weapon, machine gun, ordnance, pistol, shooting iron, side arm

4. stock (possession) a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

SamplesThe value of his stocks doubled during the past year.

Synonymsstock certificate

Broader (hypernym)certificate, security

Narrower (hyponym)share

5. stock (possession) a supply of something available for future use

SamplesHe brought back a large store of Cuban cigars.

Synonymsfund, store

Broader (hypernym)accumulation

Narrower (hyponym)base, cache, government issue, hoard, infrastructure, issue, military issue, provision, seed stock, stash

6. stock (group) the descendants of one individual

SamplesHis entire lineage has been warriors.

Synonymsancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma

Broader (hypernym)family tree, genealogy

Narrower (hyponym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept, side

7. stock (group) a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

SamplesHe experimented on a particular breed of white rats.
He created a new strain of sheep.

Synonymsbreed, strain

Broader (hypernym)animal group, variety

Narrower (hyponym)bloodstock, pedigree

Member meronymspecies

8. stock (food) liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces

SamplesShe made gravy with a base of beef stock.


Broader (hypernym)soup

Narrower (hyponym)beef broth, beef stock, chicken broth, chicken stock, liquor, pot likker, pot liquor, stock cube

9. stock (state) the reputation and popularity a person has

SamplesHis stock was so high he could have been elected mayor.

Broader (hypernym)reputation, repute

10. stock (plant) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant


Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem

11. stock (plant) a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants

Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

Narrower (hyponym)rootstock

12. stock (plant) any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers


Broader (hypernym)flower

Narrower (hyponym)brompton stock, Matthiola incana

Member meronymgenus Matthiola, Matthiola

13. stock (plant) any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

SynonymsMalcolm stock

Broader (hypernym)flower

Member meronymgenus Malcolmia, Malcolmia

14. stock (artifact) lumber used in the construction of something

SamplesThey will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter.

Broader (hypernym)lumber, timber

15. stock (artifact) the handle end of some implements or tools

SamplesHe grabbed the cue by the stock.

Broader (hypernym)grip, handgrip, handle, hold

Narrower (hyponym)bitstock, brace, butt, butt end

Part meronymcue, cue stick, fishing pole, fishing rod, pool cue, pool stick, whip

16. stock (artifact) an ornamental white cravat


Broader (hypernym)cravat

17. stock (animal) any animals kept for use or profit

Synonymsfarm animal, livestock

Broader (hypernym)eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal

Domain category memberscarry

English verb: stock

1. stock (possession) have on hand

SamplesDo you carry kerosene heaters?.

Synonymscarry, stockpile

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)have, have got, hold

2. stock (possession) equip with a stock

SamplesStock a rifle.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

3. stock (possession) supply with fish

SamplesStock a lake.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Verb groupstock

Domain categoryanimal husbandry

4. stock (possession) supply with livestock

SamplesStock a farm.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Verb groupstock

Domain categoryanimal husbandry

5. stock (possession) amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use

SamplesLet's stock coffee as long as prices are low.

Synonymsbuy in, stock up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)overstock, understock

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

6. stock (possession) provide or furnish with a stock of something

SamplesStock the larder with meat.

ExamplesThey stock the lake with fish

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Narrower (hyponym)plant, restock

7. stock (body) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

SamplesThe plant sprouted early this year.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)acquire, develop, get, grow, produce

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