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Noun1.stock-taking - reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
reappraisal, reassessment, revaluation, review - a new appraisal or evaluation
2.stock-taking - making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand; "an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing"; "they held an inventory every month"
itemisation, itemization, listing - the act of making a list of items
stocktake, stock-take - an instance of stocktaking; "the auditor did not attend the stocktake or check the valuations"


(stok) noun
1. (often in plural) a store of goods in a shop, warehouse etc. Buy while stocks last!; The tools you require are in / out of stock (= available / not available).
2. a supply of something. We bought a large stock of food for the camping trip.
3. farm animals. He would like to purchase more (live) stock.
4. (often in plural) money lent to the government or to a business company at a fixed interest. government stock; He has $20,000 in stocks and shares.
5. liquid obtained by boiling meat, bones etc and used for making soup etc.
6. the handle of a whip, rifle etc.
common; usual. stock sizes of shoes.
1. to keep a supply of for sale. Does this shop stock writing-paper?
2. to supply (a shop, farm etc) with goods, animals etc. He cannot afford to stock his farm.
ˈstockist noun
a person who stocks certain goods. These boots can be obtained from your local stockist.
stocks noun plural
1. the wooden framework upon which a ship is supported when being built, repaired etc.
2. formerly a wooden frame in which a criminal was fastened as a punishment.
ˈstockbroker noun
a person who buys and sells stocks and shares for others.
stock exchange
a place where stocks and shares are bought and sold.
stock market
a stock exchange, or the dealings on that.
ˈstockpile noun
a supply of goods or materials accumulated eg by a government in case of war or other emergency.
to accumulate (a supply of this sort).
ˌstock-ˈstill adjective, adverb
motionless. He stood absolutely stock-still.
ˈstock-taking noun
a regular check of the goods in a shop, warehouse etc.
stock up
to accumulate a supply of (something). The boys were stocking up on/with chocolate and lemonade for their walk.
take stock
to form an opinion (about a situation etc). Before you decide, give yourself time to take stock (of the situation).
References in periodicals archive ?
The recent operation also revealed that the partial stock-takings carried out in the past were done only on paper and some boxes were not even opened.
The Defence Ministry completed the first ever, fully-comprehensive, six-month long stock-taking of the munitions stored at its warehouses in Slovakia and discovered that some listed items are missing, including grenades, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and more than 200,000 pieces of ammunition, the TASR newswire wrote on December 8.
The stock-taking results were announced on December 8 at a press conference in which Defence Minister Peter Gajdos (coalition SNS nominee), Police Corps First Vice-president Jaroslav Malik, National Crime Agency (NAKA) director Peter Hrasko, Chief of the General Staff Milan Maxim and Military Police director Michal Migat took part.