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Multiple Meanings
stock — as in:  the stock market

She bought Google stock before it doubled in value.
shares of ownership of a corporation

There are many other common senses of this word such as:
  • goods or merchandise available for sale
  • animals raised for sale such as cattle or pigs
  • a broth used for soup
  • the part of a rifle to which the barrel and firing mechanism are attached
See a comprehensive dictionary for other meanings.
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