Definition of "Stock" :
noun: any animals kept for use or profit
noun: an ornamental white cravat
noun: the merchandise that a shop has on hand
noun: the handle end of some implements or tools
"He grabbed the cue by the 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
"The rifle had been fitted with a special stock."
noun: lumber used in the construction of something
"They will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter."
noun: 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."
noun: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
noun: the descendants of one individual
noun: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
noun: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
noun: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
noun: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
noun: 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."
noun: a supply of something available for future use
noun: a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
"The value of his stocks doubled during the past year."
noun: the reputation and popularity a person has
"His stock was so high he could have been elected mayor."
verb: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
verb: have on hand
verb: provide or furnish with a stock of something
"Stock the larder with meat."
verb: 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."
verb: supply with livestock
"Stock a farm."
verb: supply with fish
"Stock a lake."
verb: equip with a stock
"Stock a rifle."
adjective: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
"A stock answer."
adjective: regularly and widely used or sold
"A stock item."
"A stock answer."