1. Kept regularly in stock; commonly used or brought forward; standard
2. Kept for breeding purposes; brood; devoted to the breeding and rearing of livestock; used or intended for livestock; used in herding livestock
3. Of or relating to a stock company
4. Employed in handling, checking, or taking care of the stock of merchandise on hand
(1876-1946) German inorganic chemist who prepared many of the hydrides of boron (called boranes). He introduced sensitive tests for mercury and devised improved laboratory techniques for dealing with the metal to minimize the risk of poisoning.
Stock was born in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) and studied at Berlin. He was director of the Chemistry Department at the Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe 1926–36. By 1923 he was suffering from chronic mercury poisoning.
Stock began studying the boron hydrides—general formula BxHy—in 1909 at Breslau. In 1912 devised a high-vacuum method for separating mixtures of them. In the 1960s boron hydrides found their first practical use as additives to rocket fuel.
In 1921, Stock prepared beryllium (scarcely known before in the metallic state) by electrolysing a fused mixture of sodium and beryllium fluorides. This method made beryllium available for industrial use, as in special alloys and glasses and for making windows in X-ray tubes.
ETYM as. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to Dutch stok, German stock, Old High Germ. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Swed. stock, Dan. stok, and as. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to urge, thrust. Related to Stokker, Stucco, and Tuck a rapier.
1. The merchandise that a shop has on hand; SYN. inventory.
2. The capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to partial ownership.
3. 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; SYN. gunstock.
4. The reputation and popularity a person has.
5. Wood used in the construction of something.
6. The handle end of some implements or tools.
7. A plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants.
8. Persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant; SYN. caudex.
Materials, unfinished goods, or work-in-progress, and finished goods that businesses hold. They need to hold materials and unfinished goods because they are needed for production. Finished goods are held until sold. Companies usually try to keep the value of their stock as low as possible, while still being able to make enough finished goods to supply their markets on time.
In the US, each share of stock represents proportional ownership in a corporation. Once offered by a corporation going public, stock can be bought and sold on a stock exchange, but the corporation has no obligation to buy it back. Sold to raise capital, stock gives the holder specified rights, including the right to examine the books and the right to vote for the directors. Dividends can be paid, in cash or in stock, when the corporation declares a profit.
Liquid used as a base for soups, stews, or sauces. White stock is made from poultry or veal, and vegetables boiled together in water. Brown stock is made from red meat or bones, and vegetables, browned in fat before being boiled in water.
Any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers; SYN. gillyflower.
In botany, any of several herbaceous plants of the genus Matthiola of the Crucifer family, commonly grown as garden ornamentals. Many cultivated varieties, including simple-stemmed, queen’s, and ten-week, have been derived from the wild stock M. incana; M. bicornis becomes aromatic at night and is known as night-scented (or evening) stock.
1. To have on hand; SYN. carry, stockpile.
2. To provide or furnish with a stock of something
3. To stock up on to keep for future use or sale; SYN. buy in.