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English definition of “stock”

stock

noun (MONEY)    /stɒk/ US  /stɑːk/
[U] the amount of money that a company has through selling shares to people: They own 20 percent of the company's stock.Financial investments and the stock market [C or U] part of the ownership of a company that can be bought by members of the public: Stock prices fell yesterday in heavy trading. She buys and sells stocks and shares.Financial investments and the stock market [C or U] UK money that people invest in the government, producing a fixed rate of interest: government stock(s)Savings, interest and capital
(Definition of stock noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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