from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See stock exchange.
  • n. The business transacted at a stock exchange.
  • n. The prices offered for stocks and bonds in general: a rising stock market.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A market for the trading of company stock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A market for live stock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A market where stocks are bought and sold; a stock-exchange.
  • n. The purchase and sale of stocks or shares: as, the stock-market was dull.
  • n. A cattle-market.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers


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