Translation of stock in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /stɑːk; stɒk/


  • 1 1.1 (supply) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) reserva (feminine) stocks of coal reservas (feminine plural) de carbón get in a good stock of food/drink for the party compra bastante comida/bebida para la fiesta we need to get some stocks in necesitamos abastecernos or aprovisionarnos her vast stock of knowledge on the subject sus amplísimos conocimientos sobre el tema
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    • Co-op stores around Swindon have been running low on stock after a regional distribution warehouse in Oxford was flooded.
    • He thought the thieves would dispose of the shop's stock at car boot sales or use them for family gifts.
    • We are always looking for willing volunteers to help with everything from sorting and preparing stock to merchandising and sales.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of shop, business) existencias (feminine plural), estoc (masculine), stock (masculine) to have sth in stock tener* algo en estoc or en existencias we're out of stock of green ones no nos quedan verdes, las verdes se han agotado or están agotadas to take stock (review situation) hacer* un balance, evaluar* la situación (lit: make inventory) hacer* el inventario to take stock of sb formarse un juicio sobre algn to take stock of sth hacer* un balance de algo, evaluar* algo
  • 2 [Finance] 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (shares) acciones (feminine plural), valores (masculine plural); (government securities) bonos (masculine plural) or papel (masculine) del Estado I have some stock in that company tengo algunas acciones en esa compañía common stock (American English/inglés norteamericano) acciones ordinarias Treasury stock (American English/inglés norteamericano) (corporate) autocartera (feminine) (of UK government) títulos (masculine plural) de la deuda pública to put o take stock in sth (American English/inglés norteamericano) dar* crédito a algo (before noun/delante del nombre) stock certificate título (masculine) or certificado (masculine) de acciones stock dividend dividendo (masculine) en acciones stock rating calificación (feminine) de valores 2.2stocks and bonds o (British English/inglés británico) stocks and shares acciones (feminine plural) (including government securities) acciones (feminine plural) y bonos (masculine plural) del Estado 2.3 (reputation) his stock with the other teachers is high los demás profesores tienen muy buen concepto de él his stock is rising in the eyes of the electorate está ganando cada vez más prestigio entre el electorado
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    • However, when you start your Open Annuity, you also buy a special preference share in the insurance company operating it.
    • In 1997 they retained their first preference share but lost more than half their seats because their vote was spread over too many candidates.
    • Company head Dan Brown said at the meeting that existing shareholders would have an opportunity to purchase one preference share at $1.00 for every five ordinary share currently owned.
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    • In most balanced funds, blue-chip stocks and high-quality bonds are the staples.
    • A late afternoon surge in tech stocks drove the Nasdaq index 37 points higher to close at 1,708.
    • Led by the declines of PCCW and HKT, the Hang Seng Index fell, with telecom stocks and China enterprise shares losing most.
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    • The society's portfolio of government stocks was valued at over £5 million in 1994.
    • Profits from land were rarely ploughed back into agriculture, but went instead to maintain genteel urban lifestyles or were reinvested in urban property and government stock.
    • In recent times, the returns on government stock have been very low.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (livestock) ganado (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) stock farmer ganadero, (masculine, feminine) stock farming ganadería (feminine), cría (feminine) de ganado
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    • Perhaps he would enthusiastically support moves for greater commercial use of kangaroos, rather than the hoofed stock, sheep and cattle, that break the crust.
    • Other potential agricultural applications of Fantesk include sprays, coatings for nursery stock, and livestock feed additives.
    • The club also organizes visits to leading dairy farms and research institutes, holds dairy stock judging events and herds competitions.
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (descent) linaje (masculine), estirpe (feminine) I'm of Spanish/pioneer stock soy descendiente de españoles/pioneros to come of good stock ser* de buena familia
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    • The Dogras inhabiting the hilly tract bounding the mountains of the Kashmir Valle on the south and extending to the plains of the Punjab, are descended from Aryan stock.
    • During these difficult times he was faithfully supported and encouraged by his wife, who was descended from good Puritan stock.
    • Much of my Yorkshire stock descended from the Viking Raids of the 9th century.
  • 5 countable/numerable 5.1 (stem) (— of tree) tronco (masculine); (— of vine) cepa (feminine); (— for grafting onto) patrón (masculine), portainjerto (masculine) 5.2 (for cuttings) planta (feminine) madre
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    • Always try to plant bare-root stock as soon as you get home.
    • With container grown stock, the plant has been growing in a container for a period of time.
    • Yet, there are many budget-minded owners who still believe that money can be saved by planting smaller seedling stock.
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    • Many of the modern roses in commerce today are grafted onto these stocks.
    • Of particular concern are roses grafted onto R. fortuniana root stocks - stocks with notoriously shallow root zones.
    • Grey rectangles indicate the presence of a rooted stock.
  • 6 countable/numerable 6.1 (of gun) culata (feminine) 6.2 (of fishing rod, whip) mango (masculine)
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    • The silky voice became a bark as he fingered the stock of a whip lying across his knees.
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    • It halved the rifle where the stock joined the barrel, and two fingers from the weasel's right paw fell to the forest floor.
    • Rolling left to lie prone, I shoved the rifle stock to my shoulder and dared to reconnoiter by peeping over a twisted root.
    • Making a splint from a rifle stock, he again treated himself and managed to crawl back to an aid station.
  • 7 uncountable/no numerable [Cookery/Cocina] caldo (masculine) chicken stock caldo de pollo
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    • Use the caramel-colored water for soup, stock and gravy.
    • Keep the basics on hand: frozen marinara and pesto for quick pasta meals, and a simple vegetable or chicken stock for fast soups.
    • Even the soup of the day is an intentional creation, using freshly prepared vegetables and stock with fresh meat, fowl, or fish added.
  • 8 countable/numerable (plant, flower) alhelí (masculine)
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    • To prolong bloom time on pansies, stock, sweet alyssum, snapdragons and other cool-weather plants, clip off flowers as they fade.
    • They hold pink cyclamen, maidenhair fern, pink polka-dot plant, and fragrant pink stock.
    • Yellow and orange calendulas bloom through winter, as will pink and white English daisies and sweet-scented stock.
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    (stocks plural)
    9.1 (in shipbuilding) grada (feminine), astillero (masculine) to be on the stocks (in preparation) estar* en preparación (lit: of ship) estar* en construcción 9.2 [History/Historia] (for punishment) the stocks el cepo
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    • Every confinement of the person is an imprisonment, whether it be in a common prison, or in a private house, or in the stocks, or even by forcibly detaining one in the public streets.
    • A believer in strict discipline, he preferred forms of punishment like putting a prisoner in stocks or shackling him to a ball and chain.
    • Among the other stunts for charity, they plan to don wet suits at Sea World and get in the stocks at Stirling Jail.
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    • After bracing the bulkheads to the stocks, the longitudinal framing can start going on.
  • 10 uncountable/no numerable (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Theater/Teatro] (no article/sin artículo) repertorio (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [play/company] de repertorio

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Business/Comercio] vender we don't stock that brand no vendemos esa marca, no trabajamos esa marca
  • 2 (fill) [store] surtir, abastecer*; [larder] llenar the store is well stocked with the latest fashions la tienda tiene un gran surtido de prendas de última moda to stock (up) the freezer llenar el congelador the poultry farm was stocked with good layers el criadero tenía buenas ponedoras to stock a lake with fish poblar* un lago de peces


(before noun/delante del nombre)

Phrasal verbs

stock up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
abastecerse*, aprovisionarse; [Business/Comercio] hacer* un estoc, proveerse* de existenciasto stock up on/with sth we'd better stock up on coffee before it goes up más vale que compremos bastante café or hagamos una buena provisión de café antes de que suba they are stocking up with fancy goods for Christmas están haciendo un estoc de artículos para regalo para Navidad

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.