|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk.
2. (n.) The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.
3. (n.) A block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post.
4. (n.) Hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense.
5. (n.) The principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached.
6. (n.) The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage.
7. (n.) The handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace.
8. (n.) 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.
9. (n.) The wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached.
10. (n.) The support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself.
11. (n.) A handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock.
12. (n.) 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.
13. (n.) The original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family.
14. (n.) 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.
15. (n.) Same as Stock account, below.
16. (n.) Supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions.
17. (n.) Domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock.
18. (n.) 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.
19. (n.) A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.
20. (n.) A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings).
21. (n.) A kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock.
22. (n.) A frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment.
23. (n.) The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.
24. (n.) Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.
25. (n.) Any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock (Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock (M. annua).
26. (n.) An irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone.
27. (n.) A race or variety in a species.
28. (n.) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc.
29. (n.) The beater of a fulling mill.
30. (n.) 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.
31. (v. t.) To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.
32. (v. t.) To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.
33. (v. t.) To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.
34. (v. t.) To put in the stocks.
35. (a.) Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
stok: In English Versions of the Bible is used for:
(1) The stem of a tree, whether alive (Job 14:8 Isaiah 40:24) or cut down (Isaiah 44:19; Wis 14:21). In Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 3:9 Hosea 4:12, where the Hebrew has simply `ets, "wood," either meaning is possible (tree-worship? idolatry?). In Jeremiah 10:8 the text is doubtful.
(2) A family (Leviticus 25:47; 1Es 5:37 Tob 5:13 1Ma 12:21 2Ma 1:10; Acts 13:26 Philippians 3:5).
(3) Elsewhere (Job 13:27, etc.) the word refers to an instrument of punishment.
Stock (16 Occurrences)
Acts 13:26 Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Philippians 3:5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my last end be like his! (See JPS)
Job 5:24 You shall know that your tent is in peace. You shall visit your fold, and shall miss nothing. (See NIV)
Job 14:8 Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 80:15 the stock which your right hand planted, the branch that you made strong for yourself. (WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)
Isaiah 6:13 If there is a tenth left in it, that also will in turn be consumed: as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remains when they are felled; so the holy seed is its stock." (WEB JPS ASV)
Isaiah 11:1 A shoot will come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will bear fruit. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Isaiah 40:24 They are planted scarcely. They are sown scarcely. Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground. He merely blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Isaiah 44:19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree? (KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 2:21 But when you were planted by me, you were a noble vine, in every way a true seed: how then have you been changed into the branching plant of a strange vine? (See NIV)
Jeremiah 2:27 who tell a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought me forth: for they have turned their back to me, and not their face; but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Jeremiah 10:8 But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 44:22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her who is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest. (See RSV)
Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. (Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)