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stock exchange

a building or place where stocks and other securities are bought and sold.
an association of brokers and dealers in stocks and bonds who meet together and transact business according to fixed rules.
Origin of stock exchange
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They went about piano, piano, making known the merits of the concern through the medium of stock-exchange gossip.

    The Firm of Nucingen Honore de Balzac
  • Trade and the stock-exchange are altogether in the hands of Jews and Germans.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • The science lies in knowing when there is good weather on the stock-exchange.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • From being a baron of the stock-exchange he had become a prince.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • The Regent aggravated that distress by frauds of which a lame duck on the stock-exchange would have been ashamed.

  • The devil's comedy was being played daily on the stock-exchange.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • There is no court-martial in the stock-exchange, and no justice for the injured.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • In the stock-exchange slang of the day, this share of the spoils was a 'sop in the pan.'

    The Firm of Nucingen Honore de Balzac
  • It is a mistake to give preference to listed securities—that is, those reported on the stock-exchange lists.

  • It would be perfectly possible to make a gambling transaction out of the stock-exchange transaction by a very slight change.

    Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
British Dictionary definitions for stock-exchange

stock exchange

noun (often capitals)
Also called stock market
  1. a highly organized market facilitating the purchase and sale of securities and operated by professional stockbrokers and market makers according to fixed rules
  2. a place where securities are regularly traded
  3. (as modifier): a stock-exchange operator, stock-exchange prices
the prices or trading activity of a stock exchange: the stock exchange fell heavily today
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stock-exchange in Culture

stock exchange definition

A place where stocks, bonds, and other securities are bought and sold.

Note: In the United States, the two largest stock exchanges are the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Activity on these two exchanges is usually considered an indication of the state of the economy as a whole.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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