1: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn]
2: routine; "a stock answer"
3: regularly and widely used or sold; "a standard size"; "a stock item" [syn: standard]
1: the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
2: liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces; "she made gravy with a base of beef stock" [syn: broth]
3: the merchandise that a shop has on hand; "they carried a vast inventory of hardware" [syn: inventory]
4: a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars" [syn: store, fund]
5: not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit [syn: livestock, farm animal]
6: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma]
7: the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock" [syn: gunstock]
8: the reputation and popularity a person has; "his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
9: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep" [syn: breed, strain]
10: lumber used in the construction of something; "they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
11: a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation; "the value of his stocks doubled during the past year" [syn: stock certificate]
12: any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia [syn: Malcolm stock]
13: a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
14: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers [syn: gillyflower]
15: the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
16: persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant [syn: caudex]
17: an ornamental white cravat [syn: neckcloth]
1: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" [syn: carry, stockpile]
2: equip with a stock; "stock a rifle"
3: supply with fish; "stock a lake"
4: supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
5: stock up on to keep for future use or sale; "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low" [syn: buy in]
6: provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
7: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year" [syn: sprout]
Adjacent words: stoat | stob | stochastic | stochastic process | stochastic variable | stochastically | stochasticity | stock | stock breeder | stock buyback | stock car | stock certificate | stock company | stock cube | stock dividend | stock exchange