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Stock vs. Flow

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Stocknoun

A store or supply.

Flownoun

A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts

Stocknoun

(operations) A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.

‘We have a stock of televisions on hand.’;

Flownoun

The movement of a real or figurative fluid.

Stocknoun

A supply of anything ready for use.

‘Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.’;

Flownoun

(math) A formalization of the idea of the motion of particles in a fluid, as a group action of the real numbers on a set.

‘The notion of flow is basic to the study of ordinary differential equations.’;

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Stocknoun

Railroad rolling stock.

Flownoun

The rising movement of the tide.

Stocknoun

A stack of undealt cards made available to the players.

Flownoun

Smoothness or continuity.

‘The room was small, but it had good symmetry and flow.’;

Stocknoun

Farm or ranch animals; livestock.

Flownoun

The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.

‘Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient flow.’;

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Stocknoun

The population of a given type of animal (especially fish) available to be captured from the wild for economic use.

Flownoun

A flow pipe, carrying liquid away from a boiler or other central plant (compare with return pipe which returns fluid to central plant).

Stocknoun

(finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.

Flownoun

(psychology) A mental state characterized by concentration, focus and enjoyment of a given task.

Stocknoun

The price or value of the stock for a company on the stock market.

‘When the bad news came out, the company's stock dropped precipitously.’;

Flownoun

The emission of blood during menstruation.

‘Tampons can be small or large, slender or thick. From “slender” to “super”, you can pick the size that matches your flow.’;

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Stocknoun

(figurative) The measure of how highly a person or institution is valued.

‘After that last screw-up of mine, my stock is pretty low around here.’;

Flownoun

The ability to skilfully rap along to a beat.

‘The production on his new mixtape is mediocre but his flow is on point.’;

Stocknoun

Any of several types of security that are similar to a stock, or marketed like one.

Flownoun

(Scotland) A morass or marsh.

Stocknoun

The raw material from which things are made; feedstock.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.

‘Rivers flow from springs and lakes.’; ‘Tears flow from the eyes.’;

Stocknoun

Broth made from meat (originally bones) or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To proceed; to issue forth.

‘Wealth flows from industry and economy.’;

Stocknoun

The type of paper used in printing.

‘The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.’;

Flowverb

(intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.

‘The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow.’;

Stocknoun

Undeveloped film; film stock.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.

Stocknoun

Plain soap before it is coloured and perfumed.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To hang loosely and wave.

‘a flowing mantle; flowing locks’;

Stocknoun

Stock theater, summer stock theater.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb.

‘The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.’;

Stocknoun

The trunk and woody main stems of a tree. The base from which something grows or branches.

Flowverb

To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.

Stocknoun

(horticulture) The plant upon which the scion is grafted.

Flowverb

(transitive) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

Stocknoun

lineage, family, ancestry.

Flowverb

(transitive) To cover with varnish.

Stocknoun

Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.

Stocknoun

A handle or stem to which the working part of an implement or weapon is attached.

Flow

imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.

Stocknoun

(firearm) The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.

Flowverb

To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.

Stocknoun

The handle of a whip, fishing rod, etc.

Flowverb

To become liquid; to melt.

‘The mountains flowed down at thy presence.’;

Stocknoun

Part of a machine that supports items or holds them in place.

Flowverb

To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.

‘Those thousand decencies that daily flowFrom all her words and actions.’;

Stocknoun

The headstock of a lathe, drill, etc.

Flowverb

To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.

‘Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.’;

Stocknoun

The tailstock of a lathe.

Flowverb

To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.

‘In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.’; ‘The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.’;

Stocknoun

A bar, stick or rod.

Flowverb

To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.

‘The imperial purple flowing in his train.’;

Stocknoun

A ski pole.

Flowverb

To rise, as the tide; - opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.

‘The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.’;

Stocknoun

(nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.

Flowverb

To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.

Stocknoun

(nautical) The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.

Flowverb

To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

Stocknoun

(geology) A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore)

Flowverb

To cover with varnish.

Stocknoun

A type of (now formal or official) neckwear.

Flownoun

A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.

Stocknoun

A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.

Flownoun

A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.

Stocknoun

A piece of black cloth worn under a clerical collar.

Flownoun

Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.

‘The feast of reason and the flow of soul.’;

Stocknoun

A bed for infants; a crib, cot, or cradle

Flownoun

The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.

Stocknoun

(folklore) A piece of wood magically made to be just like a real baby and substituted for it by magical beings.

Flownoun

A low-lying piece of watery land; - called also flow moss and flow bog.

Stocknoun

(obsolete) A cover for the legs; a stocking.

Flownoun

the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

Stocknoun

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

Flownoun

the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

Stocknoun

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

Flownoun

the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Stocknoun

The longest part of a split tally stick formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness.

Flownoun

any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Stocknoun

The frame or timbers on which a ship rests during construction.

Flownoun

something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously;

‘a stream of people emptied from the terminal’; ‘the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors’;

Stocknoun

Red and grey bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.

Flownoun

dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;

‘two streams of development run through American history’; ‘stream of consciousness’; ‘the flow of thought’; ‘the current of history’;

Stocknoun

(biology) In tectology, an aggregate or colony of individuals, such as as trees, chains of salpae, etc.

Flownoun

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause;

‘the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation’; ‘a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped’; ‘the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females’;

Stocknoun

The beater of a fulling mill.

Flowverb

move or progress freely as if in a stream;

‘The crowd flowed out of the stadium’;

Stocknoun

A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.

Flowverb

move along, of liquids;

‘Water flowed into the cave’; ‘the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi’;

Stockverb

To have on hand for sale.

‘The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.’;

Flowverb

cause to flow;

‘The artist flowed the washes on the paper’;

Stockverb

To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply.

‘to stock a warehouse with goods’; ‘to stock a farm, i.e. to supply it with cattle and tools’; ‘to stock land, i.e. to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass’;

Flowverb

be abundantly present;

‘The champagne flowed at the wedding’;

Stockverb

To allow (cows) to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more prior to sale.

Flowverb

fall or flow in a certain way;

‘This dress hangs well’; ‘Her long black hair flowed down her back’;

Stockverb

To put in the stocks as punishment.

Flowverb

cover or swamp with water

Stockverb

(nautical) To fit (an anchor) with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place.

Flowverb

undergo menstruation;

‘She started menstruating at the age of 11’;

Stockverb

To arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes; to stack the deck.

Stockadjective

Of a type normally available for purchase/in stock.

‘stock items’; ‘stock sizes’;

Stockadjective

Having the same configuration as cars sold to the non-racing public, or having been modified from such a car.

Stockadjective

Straightforward, ordinary, just another, very basic.

‘That band is quite stock’; ‘He gave me a stock answer’;

Stocknoun

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.’;

Stocknoun

The stem or branch in which a graft is inserted.

‘The scion overruleth the stock quite.’;

Stocknoun

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.’;

Stocknoun

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.’;

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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.

Stocknoun

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 stockFrom Dardanus.’;

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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.

Stocknoun

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.

Stocknoun

Same as Stock account, below.

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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.’;

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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.’;

Stocknoun

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.

Stocknoun

A thrust with a rapier; a stoccado.

Stocknoun

A covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings).

‘With a linen stock on one leg.’;

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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.’;

Stocknoun

The frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building.

Stocknoun

Red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings.

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

A race or variety in a species.

Stocknoun

In tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpæ, etc.

Stocknoun

The beater of a fulling mill.

Stocknoun

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.

Stocknoun

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

Stocknoun

A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc.

‘At the outset of any inquiry it is proper to take stock of the results obtained by previous explorers of the same field.’;

Stockverb

To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.

Stockverb

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.

Stockverb

To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.

Stockverb

To put in the stocks.

Stockadjective

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 phrase; a stock response; a stock sermon.

Stocknoun

the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity);

‘he owns a controlling share of the company's stock’;

Stocknoun

liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces;

‘she made gravy with a base of beef stock’;

Stocknoun

the merchandise that a shop has on hand;

‘they carried a vast inventory of hardware’;

Stocknoun

a supply of something available for future use;

‘he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars’;

Stocknoun

not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit

Stocknoun

the descendants of one individual;

‘his entire lineage has been warriors’;

Stocknoun

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;

‘the rifle had been fitted with a special stock’;

Stocknoun

the reputation and popularity a person has;

‘his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor’;

Stocknoun

a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;

‘he experimented on a particular breed of white rats’; ‘he created a new strain of sheep’;

Stocknoun

lumber used in the construction of something;

‘they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter’;

Stocknoun

a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation;

‘the value of his stocks doubled during the past year’;

Stocknoun

any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia

Stocknoun

a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants

Stocknoun

any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

Stocknoun

the handle end of some implements or tools;

‘he grabbed the cue by the stock’;

Stocknoun

persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

Stocknoun

an ornamental white cravat

Stockverb

have on hand;

‘Do you carry kerosene heaters?’;

Stockverb

equip with a stock;

‘stock a rifle’;

Stockverb

supply with fish;

‘stock a lake’;

Stockverb

supply with livestock;

‘stock a farm’;

Stockverb

stock up on to keep for future use or sale;

‘let's stock coffee as long as prices are low’;

Stockverb

provide or furnish with a stock of something;

‘stock the larder with meat’;

Stockverb

put forth and grow sprouts or shoots;

‘the plant sprouted early this year’;

Stockadjective

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;

‘bromidic sermons’; ‘his remarks were trite and commonplace’; ‘hackneyed phrases’; ‘a stock answer’; ‘repeating threadbare jokes’; ‘parroting some timeworn axiom’; ‘the trite metaphor `hard as nails'’;

Stockadjective

routine;

‘a stock answer’;

Stockadjective

regularly and widely used or sold;

‘a standard size’; ‘a stock item’;

Stock

Stock (also capital stock) is all of the shares into which ownership of a corporation is divided. In American English, the shares are collectively known as .

‘stock’;

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