stock company

noun
1.
Finance. a company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares represented by stock.
2.
Theater. a company acting a repertoire of plays, more or less permanently together, usually at its own theater.

Origin:
1820–30

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To stock company
Collins
World English Dictionary
stock company
 
n
1.  (US) a business enterprise the capital of which is divided into transferable shares
2.  a US term for repertory company

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

stock company

troupe of actors performing regularly in a particular theatre, presenting a different play nightly from its repertory of prepared productions. Stock companies were usually composed of players who specialized in dramatic types such as the tragedian, or leading man; the leading lady; the heavy lead, who played villains; the old woman; the juvenile lead, who played the young lover or heroic roles; the soubrette, or female second lead; and the low comedian.

Learn more about stock company with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
He built a stock company of actors and technicians, began overseeing his scripts, and eventually became a director.
They met in a stock company and she found him totally without ego or artifice.
Both plans must fully demonstrate that the resulting stock company will be a financially safe and stable insurer.
Generally, policies that received dividends under a mutual company will continue to receive dividends from the stock company.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;