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stock market

noun
1.
a particular market where stocks and bonds are traded; stock exchange.
2.
the market for stocks throughout a nation:
The stock market reacted strongly to the president's speech.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • Today's stock market has become a world of automated transactions executed at lightning speed.
  • The same sort of self-selection occurs in gambling and investing in the stock market.
  • If putting money in the stock market was more dangerous, less people would lose money doing it because less people would do it.
  • Insurance companies and even the stock market play a role too.
  • The stock market trembles at the approach of new quarterly figures.
  • They were not even the cause of the stock market crash.
  • Whenever the stock market or housing prices rise, many households may feel that they're saving enough.
  • Half of families aren't personally investing in the stock market.
  • The stock market closed, as did the commodities markets.
  • We've certainly been through a major crisis, but over the long term the stock market seems to grow fairly reliably.
British Dictionary definitions for stock market

stock market

noun
1.
another name for stock exchange (sense 1)
2.
the usual US name for stock exchange (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stock market

"place where securities are bought and sold, 1809, from stock (n.2) + market. The original Stock Market (mid-14c.) was a fish and meat market in the City of London on or near the later site of Mansion House, so called perhaps because it occupied the site of a former stocks.]

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stock market in Culture

stock market definition


A market in which stocks are bought and sold (see stock exchange). Also, the general condition of the sale of securities in a corporation.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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