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stock British & World English

The goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop or warehouse and available for sale or distribution

stock English Thesaurus

cash-and-carry outlets rely on a rapid turnover of stock

preference share British & World English

A share which entitles the holder to a fixed dividend, whose payment takes priority over that of ordinary share dividends

stock in preference share British & World English

A share which entitles the holder to a fixed dividend, whose payment takes priority over that of ordinary share dividends

government stock in stock British & World English

(In the UK) securities issued by the government in fixed units with a fixed rate of interest

in stock British & World English

(Of goods) available (or unavailable) for immediate sale in a shop

stock car British & World English

An ordinary car that has been strengthened for use in a type of race in which competing cars collide with each other

stock-out British & World English

A situation in which an item is out of stock

open stock British & World English

Merchandise, especially china, silverware, and glassware, that is sold in sets and kept in stock so that customers can purchase or replace individual pieces

penny stock British & World English

A common stock valued at less than one dollar, and therefore highly speculative

take stock British & World English

Make an overall assessment of a particular situation, typically before making a decision

stock book British & World English

A book used by a business to keep records of quantities of goods acquired, held in stock, and disposed of

stock brick British & World English

A hard solid brick pressed in a mould

stock cube British & World English

A cube of concentrated dehydrated meat, vegetable, or fish stock for use in cooking

stock dove British & World English

A grey Eurasian and North African pigeon, resembling a small wood pigeon, and nesting in holes in trees

stock horse British & World English

A stockman’s horse

stock-proof British & World English

(Of a fence or other barrier) effective in preventing livestock from straying

stock split British & World English

An issue of new shares in a company to existing shareholders in proportion to their current holdings

stock-still British & World English

Without any movement; completely still

stock swap British & World English

Acquisition of a company in which payment consists of stock in the buying company

stock whip British & World English

A whip used for driving cattle

value stock British & World English

Shares of a company with solid fundamentals that are priced below those of its peers, based on analysis of price/earnings ratio, yield, and other factors

buffer stock British & World English

A reserve of a commodity that can be used to offset price fluctuations

common stock British & World English

Ordinary shares

equity stock British & World English

Capital stock, either common stock or preferred stock

growth stock British & World English

A company stock that tends to increase in capital value rather than yield high income

rolling stock British & World English

Locomotives, carriages, wagons, or other vehicles used on a railway

stock company British & World English

A repertory company that is largely based in one theatre

stock control British & World English

The regulation of the stock-in-trade of a company so that all items are available without delay but without tying up unnecessarily large sums of money

stock market British & World English

A stock exchange

stock option British & World English

Another term for share option.

summer stock British & World English

Theatrical productions by a repertory company organized for the summer season, especially at holiday resorts

ten-week stock British & World English

A stock of a fast-maturing variety which can be made to bloom ten weeks after sowing, widely grown as a bedding plant

laughing stock British & World English

A person subjected to general mockery or ridicule

recovery stock British & World English

A share that has fallen in price but is thought to have the potential of climbing back to its original level

put stock in British & World English

Have a specified amount of belief or faith in

stock exchange British & World English

A market in which securities are bought and sold

Virginia stock British & World English

A low-growing sweetly scented Mediterranean plant with white, pink, or lilac flowers

laughing stock English Thesaurus

they have become the laughing stock of world sport

stock exchange New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, capital as proper name)

stock-in-trade British & World English

The typical subject or commodity a person, company, or profession uses or deals in

stock up in stock British & World English

Amass supplies of something, typically for a particular occasion or purpose

stock and station British & World English

Denoting a firm or agent dealing in farm products and supplies

joint-stock company British & World English

A company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders

lock, stock, and barrel British & World English

Including everything; completely

stock index futures British & World English

Contracts to buy a range of shares at an agreed price but delivered and paid for later


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