Synonyms for stock


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : stok
Phonetic Transcription : stɒk

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Définition of stock

Origin :
  • Old English stocc "stump, post, stake, tree trunk, log," also "pillory" (usually plural, stocks), from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz "tree trunk" (cf. Old Norse stokkr "block of wood, trunk of a tree," Old Saxon, Old Frisian stok, Middle Dutch stoc "tree trunk, stump," Dutch stok "stick, cane," Old High German stoc "tree trunk, stick," German Stock "stick, cane;" also Dutch stuk, German Stück "piece"), from PIE *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)).
  • Meaning "ancestry, family" (late 14c.) is a figurative use of the "tree trunk" sense (cf. family tree). This is also the root of the meaning "heavy part of a tool," and "part of a rifle held against the shoulder" (1540s). Stock, lock, and barrel "the whole of a thing" is recorded from 1817. Meaning "framework on which a boat was constructed" (early 15c.) led to figurative phrase on stocks "planned and commenced" (1660s). Stock-still (late 15c.) is literally "as still as a tree trunk."
  • adj commonplace
  • noun merchandise
  • noun animals raised on a farm
  • noun ancestry
  • noun investment in company
  • noun estimation, faith
  • verb supply with merchandise
Example sentences :
  • How are they to employ the day, or what inducement have they to employ it, in recruiting their stock of health?
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • (b) What disposal should be made of meat from which stock is made?
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • (a) Explain in full the meaning of stock as applied to soup.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Mention some of the materials that may be put into the stock pot.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • And Ford, they are of a south Saxon stock, and of good repute.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Heat the stock or cream and add to the mixture in the saucepan.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • But I'm not taking any stock in that burglar story—not a little bit!
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Princes and kings are brought there every day, and they are of as good a stock as your physicians.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Lauzanne is a maiden, and Porter doesn't often make a mistake about any of his own stock.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • When he woke early in the morning, he had to hurry to his stock.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

Antonyms for stock

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