What is stock?

  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "The rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
    Synonyms: gunstock
    See also — Additional definitions below


The capital stock (or stock) of an incorporated business constitutes the equity stake of its owners. It represents the residual assets of the company that would be due to stockholders after discharge of all senior claims such as secured and unsecured debt. Stockholders' equity cannot be withdrawn from the company in a way that is intended to be detrimental to the company's creditors.

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Miso Soup - Stock
... The most common dashi soup stocks for miso soup are made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito ... The kelp and/or shiitake dashi serve as a vegetarian soup stock ... European style miso soup is sometimes made by dissolving miso in a Western vegetable stock ...
Commercial Revolution - Key Features - Managing Risk - Joint Stock Companies and Stock Exchanges
... Stock exchanges were developed as the volume of stock transactions increased ... as a securities market, though by 1801 it had become a stock exchange ... The Dutch later started joint stock companies, which let shareholders invest in business ventures and get a share of their profits - or losses ...
... Overstock, excessive stock, B-stock, or excess inventory, is the result of poor management of stock demand or of material flow in process management ... Excessive stock is also associated with loss of revenue owing to additional capital bound with the purchase or simply storage space taken ... Excessive stock can result from over delivery from a supplier or from poor ordering and management of stock by a buyer for the stock When referring to overstock merchandise in the form of ...
Bryde's Whale - Population
... population is divided into three groups the Eastern Tropical Pacific stock (11,000–13,000 animals), Hawaiian stock (350–500), and Northern Gulf of Mexico stock (25–40) ...
Hollywood Stock Exchange
... The Hollywood Stock Exchange, or HSX, is a web-based, multiplayer game in which players use simulated money to buy and sell "shares" of actors, directors, upcoming films, and film-related options ... The technology that drives the Hollywood Stock Exchange is the Virtual Specialist technology invented by HSX co-founders and the exchange's creators Max Keiser and Michael R ... directly affects the prices of the securities — purchasing enough shares of a stock causes its price to rise, and selling causes its price to fall — and because the ultimate value of a ...

More definitions of "stock":

  • (noun): Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia.
    Synonyms: Malcolm stock
  • (adj): Regularly and widely used or sold.
    Example: "A stock item"
    Synonyms: standard
  • (noun): A supply of something available for future use.
    Synonyms: store, fund
  • (noun): The merchandise that a shop has on hand.
    Synonyms: inventory
  • (noun): The capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity).
    Example: "He owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
  • (noun): Liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces.
    Example: "She made gravy with a base of beef stock"
    Synonyms: broth
  • (noun): A plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants.
  • (verb): Supply with livestock.
    Example: "Stock a farm"
  • (noun): Persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant.
    Synonyms: caudex
  • (noun): The handle end of some implements or tools.
    Example: "He grabbed the cue by the stock"
  • (noun): The reputation and popularity a person has.
    Example: "His stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
  • (noun): A certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation.
    Synonyms: stock certificate
  • (verb): Equip with a stock.
    Example: "Stock a rifle"
  • (noun): Lumber used in the construction of something.
    Example: "They will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
  • (adj): Routine.
    Example: "A stock answer"
  • (noun): A special variety of domesticated animals within a species.
    Synonyms: breed, strain
  • (verb): Supply with fish.
    Example: "Stock a lake"
  • (verb): Provide or furnish with a stock of something.
    Example: "Stock the larder with meat"
  • (verb): Stock up on to keep for future use or sale.
    Example: "Let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
    Synonyms: buy in
  • (noun): An ornamental white cravat.
    Synonyms: neckcloth
  • (noun): Any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers.
    Synonyms: gillyflower
  • (verb): Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots.
    Synonyms: sprout

Famous quotes containing the word stock:

    I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    The freedom to make a fortune on the Stock Exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
    John Mortimer (b. 1923)

    After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers; and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn’t care no more about him; because I don’t take no stock in dead people.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)