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  • the goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution.
    E.g. the store has a very low turnover of stock
  • the capital raised by a company or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares.
    E.g. between 1982 and 1986 the value of the company's stock rose by 86%
  • liquid made by cooking bones, meat, fish, or vegetables slowly in water, used as a basis for the preparation of soup, gravy, or sauces.
    E.g. a pint of chicken stock
  • a person's ancestry or line of descent.
    E.g. her mother was of French stock
  • the trunk or woody stem of a living tree or shrub, especially one into which a graft (scion) is inserted.
  • a herbaceous European plant that is cultivated for its fragrant lilac, pink, or white flowers.
  • an instrument of punishment consisting of an adjustable wooden structure with holes for securing a person's feet and hands, in which criminals were locked and exposed to public ridicule or assault.
  • the part of a rifle or other firearm to which the barrel and firing mechanism are attached, held against one's shoulder when firing the gun.
  • a band of white material tied like a cravat and worn as a part of formal horse-riding dress.
  • a frame used to support a ship or boat out of water, especially when under construction.
  • (of a product or type of product) usually kept in stock and thus regularly available for sale.
    E.g. 25 per cent off stock items
  • (of a phrase or expression) so regularly used as to be automatic or hackneyed.
    E.g. she faltered momentarily and then resorted to the teenager's favourite stock response ‘whatever’
  • have or keep a supply of (a particular product or type or product) available for sale.
    E.g. most supermarkets now stock a range of organic produce
  • fit (a rifle or other firearm) with a stock.
    E.g. it was a fine gun which he forged, stocked, and completed himself
preference share
  • a share which entitles the holder to a fixed dividend, whose payment takes priority over that of ordinary share dividends.

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