1 supply, store, inventory, stockpile, reserve, reservoir, cache, hoard; wares, merchandise, goods, selection, assortment, range, variety, array:
One can select something suitable from the stock at the local wine shop.
2 pedigree, bloodline, house, dynasty, (line of) descent, genealogy, extraction, roots, lineage, family, ancestry, parentage, breeding, heritage:
Her mother was concerned that she should marry someone of good stock.
3 source, progenitor, creator, father, begetter, forefather, ancestor, precursor, forerunner, forebear; founder:
He might well provide the stock for a new line of kings.
4 livestock, (domestic or farm) animals, cattle, beasts; horses, cows, oxen, sheep, goats:
Don't forget to water the stock before driving to the village.
5 share, ownership, investment, capital, funds; property, assets:
He owned ten shares of stock in the corporation. The company's stock is worth next to nothing today.
6 take stock. weigh (up), estimate, review, appraise, look at, Colloq size up:
We must take stock of the situation and decide what to do.
7 routine, stereotyped, banal, clichéd, commonplace, usual, hackneyed, ordinary, stale, staple, run-of-the-mill, tired, old, everyday, customary, set, standard, traditional, trite, worn out, Colloq corny:
Ask him how he is and you always get his stock reply, 'Fair to meddling'.
8 standard, ordinary, regular, routine, staple:
The shop does not carry 'extra tall' or 'extra short', only stock sizes.
9 carry, have, have or make available, handle, deal in, market, sell, supply, furnish, provide, offer, trade in, keep:
The shop stocked a wide range of hardware.
10 Often, stock up (on). accumulate, amass, pile up, stockpile, hoard, store (up), cache, lay in, inventory:
Everyone stocked up on food in case the village was blocked by snow.