stock Idioms & Phrases


american stock exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    AMEX; Curb.
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Anchor stock

  • (Naut.), the crossbar at the top of the shank at right angles to the arms.
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authorized stock

  • noun the maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation's articles of incorporation
    authorized stock; authorized shares.
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beef stock

  • noun a stock made with beef
    beef broth.
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Bit stock

  • . See Bitstock.
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Blue stocking

  • . See Bluestocking.
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blue-chip stock

  • noun a common stock of a nationally known company whose value and dividends are reliable; typically have high price and low yield
    blue chip.
    • blue chips are usually safe investments
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body stocking

  • noun a one-piece tight-fitting undergarment for women that covers the torso (and may have sleeves and legs)
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brompton stock

  • noun European plant with racemes of sweet-scented flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental
    Matthiola incana.
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Capital stock

  • noun the maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation's articles of incorporation
    authorized stock; authorized shares.
  • noun the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation
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  • money, property, or stock invested in any business, or the enterprise of any corporation or institution. Abbott.
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chicken stock

  • noun a stock made with chicken
    chicken broth.
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christmas stocking

  • noun a stocking that is filled with small Christmas presents
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classified stock

  • noun common stock classified as A or B where A has certain advantages (e.g., voting power) that B does not
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common stock

  • noun stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections
    ordinary shares; common shares.
    • over 40 million Americans invest in common stocks
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common stock equivalent

  • noun preferred stock or convertible bonds or warrants that can be converted into common stock
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control stock

  • noun shares owned by shareholders who have a controlling interest
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cumulative preferred stock

  • noun preferred stock whose dividends if omitted accumulate until paid out
    cumulative preferred.
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Dead stock

  • (Agric.), the implements of husbandry, and produce stored up for use; in distinction from live stock, or the domestic animals on the farm. See def. 10, above.
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Dimension lumber, Dimension scantling, ∨ Dimension stock

  • (Carp.), lumber for building, etc., cut to the sizes usually in demand, or to special sizes as ordered.
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employee stock ownership plan

  • noun a program under which employees regularly accumulate shares and may ultimately assume control of the company
    ESOP.
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Fancy stocks

  • a species of stocks which afford great opportunity for stock gambling, since they have no intrinsic value, and the fluctuations in their prices are artificial.
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Germ stock

  • (Zoöl.), a special process on which buds are developed in certain animals. See Doliolum.
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giant stock bean

  • noun annual semi-erect bushy plant of tropical South America bearing long pods with white seeds grown especially for forage
    wonder bean; jack bean; Canavalia ensiformis.
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growth stock

  • noun stock of a corporation that has had faster than average gains in earnings and is expected to continue to
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Head stock

  • . See Headstock.
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hot stock

  • noun newly issued stock that is in great public demand
    hot issue.
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in stock

  • adjective satellite available for use or sale
    • they have plenty of stonewashed jeans in stock
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incentive stock option

  • noun an option granted to corporate executives if the company achieves certain financial goals
    incentive option.
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Joint stock

  • stock held in company.
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Joint-stock company

  • noun a company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund; transferable shares represent ownership interest; shareholders are legally liable for all debts of the company
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  • (Law), a species of partnership, consisting generally of a large number of members, having a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares, the shares owned by any member being usually transferable without the consent of the rest.
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Laced stocking

  • a strong stocking which can be tightly laced; used in cases of weak legs, varicose veins, etc. Dunglison.
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letter stock

  • noun stock that has not been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold to the general public
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Live stock

  • horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept on a farm. whole body.
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mahon stock

Ma*hon" stock`

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  1. (Bot.) An annual cruciferous plant with reddish purple or white flowers (Malcolmia maritima). It is called in England Virginia stock, but the plant comes from the Mediterranean.
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malcolm stock

  • noun any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
    stock.
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n. y. stock exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    NYSE; big board; N. Y. Stock Exchange.
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new york stock exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    NYSE; big board; N. Y. Stock Exchange.
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no-par stock

  • noun stock with no par value specified in the corporate charter or on the stock certificate
    no-par stock.
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no-par-value stock

  • noun stock with no par value specified in the corporate charter or on the stock certificate
    no-par stock.
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nylon stocking

  • noun women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)
    rayons; nylon stocking; rayon stocking; nylons.
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otc stock

  • noun stock that is not listed and traded on an organized exchange
    over the counter stock; OTC stock.
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out of stock

  • adjective satellite not available for sale or use
    • too many items are out of stock
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over the counter stock

  • noun stock that is not listed and traded on an organized exchange
    over the counter stock; OTC stock.
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Paper stock

  • rags and other material of which paper is made.
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penny stock

  • noun a stock selling for less that $1/share
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Preferred stock

  • noun stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
    preference shares; preferred shares.
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  • stock which takes a dividend before other capital stock; called also preference stock and preferential stock.
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Pump stock

  • the stationary part, body, or barrel of a pump.
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quarter stock

  • noun stock with a par value of $25/share
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rayon stocking

  • noun women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)
    rayons; nylon stocking; rayon stocking; nylons.
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reacquired stock

  • noun stock that has been bought back by the issuing corporation and is available for retirement or resale; it is issued but not outstanding; it cannot vote and pays no dividends
    treasury shares; reacquired stock.
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reverse stock split

  • noun a decrease in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    split down; reverse split.
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rolling stock

  • noun collection of wheeled vehicles owned by a railroad or motor carrier
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Rolling stock, ∨ Rolling plant

  • the locomotives and vehicles of a railway.
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Scouring stock

  • (Woolen Manuf.), a kind of fulling mill.
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seed stock

  • noun a supply of seeds (or tubers) reserved for planting
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silk stocking

  • noun women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)
    rayons; nylon stocking; rayon stocking; nylons.
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Stock account

  • (Bookkeeping), an account on a merchant's ledger, one side of which shows the original capital, or stock, and the additions thereto by accumulation or contribution, the other side showing the amounts withdrawn.
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stock breeder

  • noun a person who breeds animals
    breeder.
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stock buyback

  • noun a corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock; increases earnings/share so stock price rises (which can discourage a takeover attempt)
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Stock car

  • noun a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
  • noun a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car
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  • a railway car for carrying cattle.
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stock certificate

  • noun a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    stock.
    • the value of his stocks doubled during the past year
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Stock company

  • noun a company whose capital is represented by stock
  • noun a theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire
    repertory company.
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  • (Theater), a company of actors regularly employed at one theater, or permanently acting together in various plays under one management.
  • (Com.), an incorporated company the capital of which is represented by marketable shares having a certain equal par value. also, joint-stock company
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stock cube

  • noun a cube of dehydrated stock
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stock dividend

  • noun a dividend paid in stock rather than in cash
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Stock duck

  • (Zoöl.), the mallard.
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Stock exchange

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; securities market.
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  • . (a) The building or place where stocks are bought and sold; stock market; hence, transactions of all kinds in stocks . (b) An association or body of stockbrokers who meet and transact business by certain recognized forms, regulations, and usages . Wharton. Brande & C.
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Stock farmer

  • noun farmer who breed or raises livestock
    stock farmer; stockman.
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  • a farmer who makes it his business to rear live stock.
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Stock gillyflower

  • (Bot.), the common stock. See Stock, n., 18.
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Stock gold

  • gold laid up so as to form a stock, or hoard.
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Stock in trade

  • the goods kept for sale by a shopkeeper; the fittings and appliances of a workman. Simmonds.
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stock index

  • noun index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
    stock index.
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stock issue

  • noun (corporation law) the authorization and delivery of shares of stock for sale to the public or the shares thus offered at a particular time
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Stock list

  • noun a detailed list of all the items in stock
    inventory.
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  • a list of stocks, or shares, dealt in, of transactions, and of prices.
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Stock lock

  • a lock inclosed in a wooden case and attached to the face of a door.
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Stock market

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; securities market.
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  • . (a) A place where stocks are bought and sold; the stock exchange . (b) A market for live stock.
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stock market index

  • noun index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
    stock index.
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stock of record

  • noun stock held by stockholders of record on a given date
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stock option

  • noun the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
  • noun a benefit given by a company to an employee in the form of an option to buy stock in the company at a discount or at a fixed price
    • stock options are not much use as an incentive if the price at which they can be exercised is out of reach
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Stock pigeon

  • . (Zoöl.) Same as Stockdove.
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stock power

  • noun a power of attorney document to transfer ownership of a registered security from the owner to another party
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stock purchase plan

  • noun an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock
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Stock purse

  • . (a) A common purse, as distinguished from a private purse. (b) (Mil.) Moneys saved out of the expenses of a company or regiment, and applied to objects of common interest . Eng.
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stock raiser

  • noun farmer who breed or raises livestock
    stock farmer; stockman.
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stock room

  • noun storeroom for storing goods and supplies used in a business
    stockroom.
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stock saddle

  • noun an ornamented saddle used by cowboys; has a high horn to hold the lariat
    Western saddle.
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Stock shave

  • a tool used by blockmakers.
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stock split

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    split up; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
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Stock station

  • a place or district for rearing stock. Australia W. Howitt.
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stock symbol

  • noun the letters used to identify listed companies on the securities exchanges where they are traded
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Stock tackle

  • (Naut.), a tackle used when the anchor is hoisted and secured, to keep its stock clear of the ship's sides. Totten.
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Stock taking

  • an examination and inventory made of goods or stock in a shop or warehouse; usually made periodically.
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stock ticker

  • noun a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape
    ticker.
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stock trader

  • noun someone who buys and sells stock shares
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stock up

  • verb amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    buy in; stock.
    • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low
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stock warrant

  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    warrant; stock warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities
  • noun a written certificate that gives the holder the right to purchase shares of a stock for a specified price within a specified period of time
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stock-blind

Stock"-blind` adjective

Definitions
  1. Blind as a stock; wholly blind.
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stock-in-trade

  • noun any equipment constantly used as part of a profession or occupation
    • friendliness is the salesman's stock in trade
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stock-index futures

  • noun a futures contract based on a stock index; a bet on the future price of the indexed group of stocks
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stock-purchase warrant

  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    warrant; stock warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities
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stock-still

  • adjective satellite absolutely still
    frozen; rooted.
    • frozen with horror
    • they stood rooted in astonishment
  • adverb without moving or making a sound
    still.
    • he sat still as a statue
    • time stood still
    • they waited stock-still outside the door
    • he couldn't hold still any longer
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Stock"-still` adjective

Etymology
CF. G. stock-still.
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  1. Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still.
    His whole work stands stock-still. Sterne.
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stock-take

  • noun an instance of stocktaking
    stocktake.
    • the auditor did not attend the stocktake or check the valuations
  • verb make or include in an itemized record or report
    stock-take; inventory.
    • Inventory all books before the end of the year
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stock-taker

  • noun an employee whose job is to take inventory
    stocktaker.
    • an outside stocktaker had to be hired
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stock-taking

  • noun reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
    stocktaking.
  • noun making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
    inventorying; stocktaking; inventory.
    • an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing
    • they held an inventory every month
  • verb make or include in an itemized record or report
    stock-take; inventory.
    • Inventory all books before the end of the year
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stocked with

  • adjective satellite furnished with more than enough
    stocked.
    • rivers well stocked with fish
    • a well-stocked store
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stocking cap

  • noun a close-fitting woolen cap; often has a tapering tail with a tassel
    toboggan cap; ski cap.
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stocking filler

  • noun a small Christmas present included in the Christmas stocking
    stocking filler.
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stocking stuffer

  • noun a small Christmas present included in the Christmas stocking
    stocking filler.
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summer stock

  • noun theatrical productions performed by a stock company during the summer
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support stocking

  • noun elasticized stocking intended to reduce pressure on the veins of the leg (as in case of varicose veins)
    support hose.
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Tail stock

  • . See Tailstock.
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take stock

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; scrutinize; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb make or include in an itemized record or report
    stock-take; inventory.
    • Inventory all books before the end of the year
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  • noun (stock exchange) analysis of past price changes in the hope of forecasting future price changes
    technical analysis.
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To have something on the stock

  • to be at work at something.
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To list a stock

  • (Stock Exchange), to put it in the list of stocks called at the meeting of the board.
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To stock an anchor

  • (Naut.), to fit it with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place.
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To stock cards

  • (Card Playing), to arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes. Cant = to stack the deck
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To stock down

  • (Agric.), to sow, as plowed land, with grass seed, in order that it may become swarded, and produce grass.
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To stock up

  • to extirpate; to dig up.
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To take place, root, sides, stock, etc.

  • See under Place, Root, Side, etc.
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To take stock

  • to take account of stock; to make an inventory of stock or goods on hand. Dickens.
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To take stock in

  • . (a) To subscribe for, or purchase, shares in a stock company. (b) To put faith in; to accept as trustworthy; as, to take stock in a person's fidelity . Slang
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To take stock of

  • to take account of the stock of; to take an inventory of; hence, to ascertain the facts in regard to (something). Eng.
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To water stock

  • to increase the capital stock of a company by issuing new stock, thus diminishing the value of the individual shares. Cf. Water, n., 7. Brokers' Cant
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treasury stock

  • noun stock that has been bought back by the issuing corporation and is available for retirement or resale; it is issued but not outstanding; it cannot vote and pays no dividends
    treasury shares; reacquired stock.
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unlisted stock

  • noun stock that is not listed and traded on an organized exchange
    over the counter stock; OTC stock.
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Virginia stock

  • noun erect branching herb cultivated for its loose racemes of fragrant white or pink or red or lilac flowers; native to sands and sea cliffs of southwestern Greece and southern Albania
    Virginia stock; Malcolmia maritima.
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  • . (Bot.) See Mahon stock.
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virginian stock

  • noun erect branching herb cultivated for its loose racemes of fragrant white or pink or red or lilac flowers; native to sands and sea cliffs of southwestern Greece and southern Albania
    Virginia stock; Malcolmia maritima.
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voting stock

  • noun shares in a corporation that entitle the shareholder to voting and proxy rights
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watered stock

  • noun stock representing ownership of overvalued assets; stock of a corporation whose total worth is less than its invested capital
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