American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A supply stored for future use, usually carefully accrued and maintained.
- v. To accumulate and maintain a supply of for future use.
- v. have on hand
- n. a storage pile accumulated for future use
- n. something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
- stock + pile (Wiktionary)
“His stockpile is rivaled only by the personal stash of George Lucas himself.”
“Most likely what occurs is, that the stockpile is sold off after a certain amount of time and repurchased at the same time, to keep the amount consistent.”
“Soviet stockpile is also a tremendous one, perhaps one-third or one-half as large as the U.S. stockpile.”
“Now they aren't doing all this on only $1,500 a year -- they're really doing it on $2,700 a year ($1,500 plus what they call their "stockpile" -- an amount of food, etc. that they started with that's valued at $1,200.)”
“According to U.S. and Pakistani officials, there is no way a complete nuclear weapon can be taken from Islamabad's stockpile, which is protected by about 10,000 of the Pakistani military's most elite troops.”
“It's true, as experts testified last week, that the computer modeling the United States would use in place of nuclear tests -- called stockpile stewardship -- is not flawless.”
“My milk stockpile, which is all carefully dated and organized into tuppware containers, takes up about 90% of our freezer space.”
“GERBERDING: Well, the stockpile is a mechanism to give manufactures an incentive to increase their production.”
“In the light of the experiences of the residents of Macassar, the continued presence of the stockpile was a source of great concern and fear for the community.”
“There's going to be a lot of lives lost," said Mimi Sheridan, referring to the stockpile of petrol and gas canisters they planned to use against the bailiffs when the time came.”
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