Stock

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German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Stock m (genitive Stockes or Stocks, plural Stöcke or Stöcker, diminutive Stöckchen)

  1. stick, staff
  2. stock
  3. twig (of a tree)
  4. tree trunk (with its roots)
    über Stock und Stein
  5. (also Bienenstock) hive, beehive
  6. (also Stockwerk) floor, storey (UK), story (US), level
    im dritten Stock - on the third floor

Usage notes[edit]

The normal plural is Stöcke. The alternative plural Stöcker is used in northern and eastern Germany (chiefly in colloquial usage).

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Prefix[edit]

stock-

  1. (colloquial) Used to emphasize.
    stocksteif (very stiff, very formal)
    stockbesoffen (very drunk, wasted, plastered)
    stockschwul (blatantly gay, homosexual)

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