Stock company
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 phrase; a stock response; a stock sermon. ``A stock charge against Raleigh.'' --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

{Stock company} (Theater), a company of actors regularly employed at one theater, or permanently acting together in various plays under one management. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stock company — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), n. [AS. stocc a stock, trunk, stick; akin to D. stok, G. stock, OHG. stoc, Icel. stokkr, Sw. stock, Dan. stok, and AS. stycce a piece; cf. Skr. tuj to urge, thrust. Cf. {Stokker}, {Stucco}, and {Tuck} a rapier.] 1. The stem …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stock company — ➔ company * * * stock company UK US noun [C] US LAW, FINANCE ► a company that is owned and controlled by shareholders → See also JOINT STOCK COMPANY(Cf. ↑joint stock company) …   Financial and business terms

  • Stock company — can refer to:*Joint stock company ( see also Types of corporations and Types of companies ) *Stock company (acting) referring to a group of actors …   Wikipedia

  • stock company — stock .company also stock n AmE 1.) a company whose money is divided into ↑shares so that many people own a small part of it = ↑joint stock company 2.) a group of actors who work together doing several different plays …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stock company — n. 1. a company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares 2. a commercial theatrical company that presents a repertoire of plays, usually at one theater …   English World dictionary

  • stock company — index corporation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stock company — stock ,company noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a business whose money is divided up into SHARES that are owned by different people 2. ) a group of actors who only perform in one particular theater and who work together on different plays …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Stock company —    An ensemble of actors, led by a manager or director and performing a season of plays in sequence during a residence at a theatre or in a town, a stock company was an important form of theatre management during much of the modernist period,… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • stock company — Synonyms and related words: Aktiengesellschaft, accident insurance, acting company, actuary, aktiebolag, annuity, assurance, aviation insurance, bail bond, body corporate, bond, business, business establishment, business life insurance, cartel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stock company — 1. Finance. a company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares represented by stock. 2. Theat. a company acting a repertoire of plays, more or less permanently together, usually at its own theater. [1820 30] * * * ▪ theatre… …   Universalium

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