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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stocks(noun)

    a frame that supports a boat while it is under construction

  2. stocks(noun)

    a frame for constraining an animal while it is receiving veterinary attention or while being shod

  3. stocks(noun)

    a former instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes in which the feet (and sometimes the hands) of an offender could be locked


  1. stocks(Noun)

    A device, similar to a pillory, formerly used for public humiliation and punishment.

  2. stocks(Noun)

    Plural form of stock.


  1. Stocks

    Stocks are devices used internationally, in medieval, Renaissance and colonial American times as a form of physical punishment involving public humiliation. The stocks partially immobilized its victims and they were often exposed in a public place such as the site of a market to the scorn of those who passed by. Since the purpose of putting offenders in the stocks was to expose them to ridicule and mockery, passers-by were encouraged to throw mud, rotten eggs, moldy fruit and vegetables, smelly fish, offal, and excrement at those being punished.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    An unreliable commodity bought and sold by gamblers. If you win, it's an investment; if you lose, a speculation.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stocks

    A frame of blocks and shores whereon to build shipping. It has a gradual declivity towards the water.

How to pronounce stocks?

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How to say stocks in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stocks in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stocks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stocks in a Sentence

  1. Phil Flynn:

    The expectation that there's going to be a drawdown in crude stocks this week is keeping the market very tight.

  2. Mohamed Radwan:

    Domty is up on decent volumes and this is affecting the rest of the market, investors are keen to buy Domty at a premium to the IPO price, which is giving confidence that the prices of other stocks are also at attractive levels.

  3. The Gulf OPEC delegate:

    There are still uncertainties, prices will stay fluctuating around 55-60 dollars, if you look at the U.S., it's really tough, stockpiling is rising. But if you look at the international market, stocks are on the higher side but they are still within the five-year average.

  4. Gary Bradshaw:

    We have seen crude go to $60 and yet the energy stocks trade as if oil is at $40.

  5. John Brady:

    The FANG stocks have done well because of overall market sentiment. But we've come a long way in a hurry, and a little bit like a baby, you've got to worry if there has to be a little burp.

Images & Illustrations of stocks

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