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English definition of “stock”

stock

noun (SUPPLY)    /stɒk/ US  /stɑːk/
C1 [C or U] a supply of something for use or sale: It is now halfway through winter and food stocks are already low. The local shop has a good stock of postcards and guidebooks. Much of the city's housing stock (= the number of houses in the city) is over 100 years old.Giving, providing and supplying B2 [U] the total amount of goods or the amount of a particular type of goods available in a shop: This shop sells its old stock at very low prices. We'll be getting our new stock in on Friday. The new edition is in/out of stock (= available/not available) in major bookshops.Products and producersBuying and selling in general
(Definition of stock noun (SUPPLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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