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Meaning of stock

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: 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'" [syn:
             {banal}, {commonplace}, {hackneyed}, {old-hat},
             {shopworn}, {stock(a)}, {threadbare}, {timeworn},
             {tired}, {trite}, {well-worn}]
      2: routine; "a stock answer"
      3: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a
         stock item" [syn: {standard}, {stock}]
      n 1: 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"
      2: 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" [syn: {stock}, {inventory}]
      3: 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" [syn:
         {stock}, {gunstock}]
      4: a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the
         corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past
         year" [syn: {stock certificate}, {stock}]
      5: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought
         back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: {store}, {stock},
      6: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
         been warriors" [syn: {lineage}, {line}, {line of descent},
         {descent}, {bloodline}, {blood line}, {blood}, {pedigree},
         {ancestry}, {origin}, {parentage}, {stemma}, {stock}]
      7: 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" [syn: {breed}, {strain},
      8: 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" [syn: {broth}, {stock}]
      9: the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so
         high he could have been elected mayor"
      10: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
          [syn: {stock}, {caudex}]
      11: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a
          plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted
      12: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their
          brightly colored flowers [syn: {stock}, {gillyflower}]
      13: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus
          Malcolmia [syn: {Malcolm stock}, {stock}]
      14: lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut
          round stock to 1-inch diameter"
      15: the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the
          cue by the stock"
      16: an ornamental white cravat [syn: {neckcloth}, {stock}]
      17: any animals kept for use or profit [syn: {livestock},
          {stock}, {farm animal}]
      v 1: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" [syn:
           {stock}, {carry}, {stockpile}]
      2: equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
      3: supply with fish; "stock a lake"
      4: supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
      5: 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" [syn: {stock}, {buy in}, {stock up}]
      6: provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the
         larder with meat"
      7: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted
         early this year" [syn: {sprout}, {stock}]

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