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English definition of “stock”

stock

noun     /stɒk/
SHOP [U] B2 all the goods that are available in a shop : We're expecting some new stock in this afternoon .Giving, providing and supplying
be in stock/out of stock B2 to be available /not available in a shop Available and accessiblePresentUnavailable and inaccessiblePresent
SUPPLY [C] a supply of something that is ready to be used: [usually plural] stocks of food / weapons Giving, providing and supplying
COMPANY [C, U] the value of a company , or a share in its value : to buy / sell stock falling / rising stock prices Savings, interest and capital
LIQUID [U] a liquid made by boiling meat , bones , or vegetables and used to make soups , sauces , etc : chicken / vegetable stockSauces, dressings, dips and pickles
take stock (of sth) to think carefully about a situation before making a decision → See also laughing stockThinking and contemplating
(Definition of stock noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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