Definitions

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  • n. The set of words in a language.

Etymologies

word +‎ stock (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For, insofar as a culture is scientifically literate, then of course their wordstock too will be over a million.

    On the biggest load of rubbish...

  • So anything that crosses linguistic boundaries in this way is irrelevant as far as a language's wordstock is concerned.

    On the biggest load of rubbish...

  • He was also worried because several of the terms in the wordstock involved profanity, which he didn't know if that belonged in an academic paper, but I assured him they did.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • I agree that incent has reached the general speaking public, at least in the United States, and therefore warrants inclusion in a descriptive account of the wordstock available to us speakers of American English.

    Getting catty about legal language

  • It's easiest to do between related languages, which means that English, with its varied wordstock, is a particularly tough language to translate poetry from or to.

    languagehat.com: POETRY TRANSLATION IN CANADA.

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  • Wordstock - a stock of words, vocabulary, lexis, terminology

    A kenning of word+stock. A stock or store of words.

    August 24, 2011