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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
stock exchange
▪ She made a fortune on the stock exchange.
▪ A bout of selling on the stock exchange, perhaps, or a cold snap that reopens the fuel price issue.
▪ Afterwards, the government was finally moved to insist that the stock exchange appoint a competent new management.
▪ Her banker father had lost his fortune in the 1930 stock exchange crash.
▪ Nonplused by the appearance of a woman, stock exchange officials told Paribas to choose a uniform for Sakuma.
▪ Small companies strike it rich by going public on the stock exchange.
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Stock exchange

Stock \Stock\ (st[o^]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to urge, thrust. Cf. Stokker, Stucco, and Tuck a rapier.]

  1. The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.

    Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground, yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
    --Job xiv. 8,9.

  2. The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.

    The scion overruleth the stock quite.

  3. A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.

    All our fathers worshiped stocks and stones.

    Item, for a stock of brass for the holy water, seven shillings; which, by the canon, must be of marble or metal, and in no case of brick.

  4. Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.

    Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks.

  5. The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached. Specifically:

    1. The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a rifle or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage.

    2. The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.

    3. (Joinery) The block of wood or metal frame which constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock.

    4. (Naut.) The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor.

    5. The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.

    6. A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.

    7. The part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness. See Counterfoil. [Eng.]

  6. The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family.

    And stand betwixt them made, when, severally, All told their stock.

    Thy mother was no goddess, nor thy stock From Dardanus.

  7. (Finance) Money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares.

  8. (Bookkeeping) Same as Stock account, below.

  9. Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions.

    Add to that stock which justly we bestow.

  10. (Agric.) Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock.

  11. (Card Playing) That portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of certain games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank.

    I must buy the stock; send me good cardings.
    --Beau. & Fl.

  12. A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado. [Obs.]

  13. [Cf. Stocking.] A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings). [Obs.]

    With a linen stock on one leg.

  14. A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.

  15. pl. A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.

    He shall rest in my stocks.
    --Piers Plowman.

  16. pl. (Shipbuilding) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.

  17. pl. Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings. [Eng.]

  18. (Bot.) Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock ( Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock ( M. annua).

  19. (Geol.) An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.

  20. A race or variety in a species.

  21. (Biol.) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salp[ae], etc.

  22. The beater of a fulling mill.

  23. (Cookery) A liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc.

  24. Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock.

  25. (Soap Making) A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc. Bit stock. See Bitstock. Dead stock (Agric.), the implements of husbandry, and produce stored up for use; -- in distinction from live stock, or the domestic animals on the farm. See def. 10, above. Head stock. See Headstock. Paper stock, rags and other material of which paper is made. Stock account (Bookkeeping), an account on a merchant's ledger, one side of which shows the original capital, or stock, and the additions thereto by accumulation or contribution, the other side showing the amounts withdrawn. Stock car, a railway car for carrying cattle. Stock company (Com.), an incorporated company the capital of which is represented by marketable shares having a certain equal par value. Stock duck (Zo["o]l.), the mallard. Stock exchange.

    1. The building or place where stocks are bought and sold; stock market; hence, transactions of all kinds in stocks.

    2. An association or body of stockbrokers who meet and transact business by certain recognized forms, regulations, and usages. --Wharton. Brande & C. Stock farmer, a farmer who makes it his business to rear live stock. Stock gillyflower (Bot.), the common stock. See Stock, n., 18. Stock gold, gold laid up so as to form a stock, or hoard. Stock in trade, the goods kept for sale by a shopkeeper; the fittings and appliances of a workman. --Simmonds. Stock list, a list of stocks, or shares, dealt in, of transactions, and of prices. Stock lock, a lock inclosed in a wooden case and attached to the face of a door. Stock market.

      1. A place where stocks are bought and sold; the stock exchange.

      2. A market for live stock. Stock pigeon. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Stockdove. Stock purse.

        1. A common purse, as distinguished from a private purse.

        2. (Mil.) Moneys saved out of the expenses of a company or regiment, and applied to objects of common interest. [Eng.] Stock shave, a tool used by blockmakers. Stock station, a place or district for rearing stock. [Australia] --W. Howitt. Stock tackle (Naut.), a tackle used when the anchor is hoisted and secured, to keep its stock clear of the ship's sides. --Totten. Stock taking, an examination and inventory made of goods or stock in a shop or warehouse; -- usually made periodically. Tail stock. See Tailstock. To have something on the stock, to be at work at something. To take stock, to take account of stock; to make an inventory of stock or goods on hand. --Dickens. To take stock in.

          1. To subscribe for, or purchase, shares in a stock company.

          2. To put faith in; to accept as trustworthy; as, to take stock in a person's fidelity. [Slang]

            To take stock of, to take account of the stock of; to take an inventory of; hence, to ascertain the facts in regard to (something). [Eng.]

            At the outset of any inquiry it is proper to take stock of the results obtained by previous explorers of the same field.
            --Leslie Stephen.

            Syn: Fund; capital; store; supply; accumulation; hoard; provision.

stock exchange

n. 1 A building that trades stocks in of companies for money and vice versa. 2 An organisation that trades stocks in of companies for money and vice versa.

stock exchange

n. an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers [syn: stock market, securities market]

Stock exchange

A stock exchange or bourse is an exchange where stock brokers and traders can buy and/or sell stocks (also called shares), bonds, and other securities. Stock exchanges may also provide facilities for issue and redemption of securities and other financial instruments, and capital events including the payment of income and dividends. Securities traded on a stock exchange include stock issued by listed companies, unit trusts, derivatives, pooled investment products and bonds. Stock exchanges often function as "continuous auction" markets, with buyers and sellers consummating transactions at a central location, such as the floor of the exchange.

To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange, it must be listed there. Usually, there is a central location at least for record keeping, but trade is increasingly less linked to such a physical place, as modern markets use electronic networks, which gives them advantages of increased speed and reduced cost of transactions. Trade on an exchange is restricted to brokers who are members of the exchange. In recent years, various other trading venues, such as electronic communication networks, alternative trading systems and " dark pools" have taken much of the trading activity away from traditional stock exchanges.

The initial public offering of stocks and bonds to investors is by definition done in the primary market and subsequent trading is done in the secondary market. A stock exchange is often the most important component of a stock market. Supply and demand in stock markets are driven by various factors that, as in all free markets, affect the price of stocks (see stock valuation).

There is usually no obligation for stock to be issued via the stock exchange itself, nor must stock be subsequently traded on the exchange. Such trading may be off exchange or over-the-counter. This is the usual way that derivatives and bonds are traded. Increasingly, stock exchanges are part of a global securities market.

Stock Exchange (song)

"Stock Exchange" is the third single from the duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker's debut album First Album.

Usage examples of "stock exchange".

In the meanwhile, Suvorov/Koniev's apartment was as closely watched as the Moscow Stock Exchange ticker.

Flashlight in hand, Chief Engineer Patterson read out the burial service, but he might as well have been quoting the latest prices on the stock exchange for not a word could be heard: one by one the dead, in their weighted canvas shrouds, slipped down the tilted plank, out from under the Union flag and vanished, silently, into the freezing water of the Barents Sea.

The whole square was surrounded by vaulted colonnades, like the trading-courts at Leipzig and the Stock Exchange at Amsterdam, but these were very wide and high, with barn-doors giving way to private courtyards beyond.

Johnson, who had been sent up to the Stock Exchange with instructions to keep an eye on prices and call them immediately anything out of the ordinary happened, reported back after high change.

For a man who scarcely understood what a stock exchange was, he had a remarkably complete knowledge of the inner workings of this hotel.

The event was still a secret, a tactic first suggested by the senior executives of DTC, and so far approved by both the governors of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange.

Bank or the Stock Exchange near by, and you hear the roar of the world.

They assume, without Reflection, that the Jesuit must belong to some branch of the Dutch Le Maires, fam'd among whom were Jacob, navigator and explorer of the southern seas, and Isaac, the East India Company Director and speculator, notorious for having introduced to the Dutch Stock Exchange the practice of trading in Shares one did not actually own.

Usually, there were two to run the wagon in front of the New York Stock Exchange, two Italian-Americans, very jovial and quite dexterous.

The New York Stock Exchange was not due to open for another three hours, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange not for four hours, and already Lake had lost 40 percent of his portfolio's value, much of which had to be covered with cash.