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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


Similarunoriginal


Antonymsoriginal

2. stock routine


SamplesA stock answer.


Similarstandard


Antonymsnonstandard

3. stock regularly and widely used or sold


SamplesA standard size.
A stock item.


Synonymsstandard


Similarregular


Antonymsirregular


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.


Synonymsinventory


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.


Synonymsgunstock


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.


Synonymsbroth


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


Synonymscaudex


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


Synonymsgillyflower


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


Synonymsneckcloth


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.


Synonymssprout


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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









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