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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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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)
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Word Origin and History for stock-market

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.

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