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  • regularly and widely used or sold
    • a standard size
    • a stock item
  • routine
    • a stock answer
  • 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'
  • put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
    • the plant sprouted early this year
  • provide or furnish with a stock of something
    • stock the larder with meat
  • amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low
  • supply with livestock
    • stock a farm
  • supply with fish
    • stock a lake
  • equip with a stock
    • stock a rifle
  • have on hand
    • Do you carry kerosene heaters?
  • any animals kept for use or profit
  • an ornamental white cravat
  • the handle end of some implements or tools
    • he grabbed the cue by the stock
  • lumber used in the construction of something
    • they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter
  • any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
  • any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
  • a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
  • persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  • the reputation and popularity a person has
    • his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor
  • 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
  • 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
  • the descendants of one individual
    • his entire lineage has been warriors
  • a supply of something available for future use
    • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars
  • a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
    • the value of his stocks doubled during the past year
  • 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
  • the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory
  • 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
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