round lot

noun Stock Exchange.
1.
the conventional unit or quantity in which commodities or securities are bought and sold.
2.
(in a transaction) a quantity of 100 shares of a stock that is active or 10 shares of a stock that is inactive.
Compare odd lot.


Origin:
1900–05

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To round lot
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: round ligament of uterus
Next Definition: round lotter
Words Near: round lot
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for round lot
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing round lot
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
Market trades of odd lots were more difficult to make and generally resulted in substantially lower prices than round lot trades.
All orders in primary listings, whether odd lot or round lot, are eligible for routing to away market centers.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature