transcription, транскрипция: [ stɒk ]
( stocks, stocking, stocked)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Stocks are shares in the ownership of a company, or investments on which a fixed amount of interest will be paid. ( BUSINESS )
...the buying and selling of stocks and shares...
N-COUNT : usu pl
A company’s stock is the amount of money which the company has through selling shares. ( BUSINESS )
Two years later, when Compaq went public, their stock was valued at $38 million...
N-UNCOUNT : usu poss N
If a shop stocks particular goods, it keeps a supply of them to sell.
The shop stocks everything from cigarettes to recycled loo paper.
VERB : no cont , V n
A shop’s stock is the total amount of goods which it has available to sell.
We took the decision to withdraw a quantity of stock from sale.
If you stock something such as a cupboard, shelf, or room, you fill it with food or other things.
I worked stocking shelves in a grocery store...
Some families stocked their cellars with food and water...
The kitchen cupboard was stocked with tins of soup.
VERB : V n , V n with n , V-ed
Stock up means the same as stock .
I had to stock the boat up with food...
Start planning for Christmas now by stocking up the freezer with some festive dishes.
PHRASAL VERB : V n P with n , V P n (not pron) with n
If you have a stock of things, you have a supply of them stored in a place ready to be used.
Stocks of ammunition were running low.
N-COUNT : with supp , usu N of n
The stock of something is the total amount of it that is available in a particular area. ( mainly BRIT )
...the stock of accommodation available to be rented.
N-SING : with supp
If you are from a particular stock , you are descended from a particular group of people. ( FORMAL )
We are both from working class stock.
N-UNCOUNT : usu supp N
Stock are cattle, sheep, pigs, or other animals which are kept by a farmer, usually ones which have been specially bred.
I am carefully selecting the breeding stock...
A stock answer, expression, or way of doing something is one that is very commonly used, especially because people cannot be bothered to think of something new.
My boss had a stock response–‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’...
ADJ : ADJ n
Stock is a liquid, usually made by boiling meat, bones, or vegetables in water, that is used to give flavour to soups and sauces.
see also stocking , laughing stock , rolling stock
If goods are in stock , a shop has them available to sell. If they are out of stock , it does not.
Check that your size is in stock...
Lemon and lime juice were both temporarily out of stock.
PHRASE : usu v-link PHR
If you take stock , you pause to think about all the aspects of a situation or event before deciding what to do next.
It was time to take stock of the situation...
PHRASE : V inflects , usu PHR of n
lock, stock, and barrel: see barrel