Stock Stock, n. 1. Raw material; that out of which something is manufactured; as, paper stock. 2. (Soap Making) A plain soap which is made into toilet soap by adding perfumery, coloring matter, etc., Stock Stock, 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. ``A stock charge against Raleigh.' --C. Kingsley. Stock company (Theater), a company of actors regularly employed at one theater, or permanently acting together in various plays under one management., Stock Stock (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stocked (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Stocking.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. 2. 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. 3. To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows. 4. To put in the stocks. [R.] --Shak. To stock an anchor (Naut.), to fit it with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place. To stock cards (Card Playing), to arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes. [Cant], To take place, root, sides, stock, etc. See under Place, Root, Side, etc. To take the air. (a) (Falconry) To seek to escape by trying to rise higher than the falcon; -- said of a bird. (b) See under Air. To take the field. (Mil.) See under Field. To take thought, to be concerned or anxious; to be solicitous. --Matt. vi. 25, 27. To take to heart. See under Heart. To take to task, to reprove; to censure.