from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place where stocks, bonds, or other securities are bought and sold.
- n. An association of stockbrokers who meet to buy and sell stocks and bonds according to fixed regulations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A building and the associated organization that trades stocks in of companies for money and vice versa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An association or body of stockbrokers who meet and transact business by certain recognized forms, regulations, and usages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building, place, or mart where stocks or shares are bought and sold.
- n. An association of brokers and dealers or jobbers in stocks, bonds, and other securities, created under state or municipal authority, or by corporations concerned in the business connected with the carrying on of railways, mines, manufactures, banks, or other commercial or industrial pursuits.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
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"If the stock exchange committee agreed that it was necessary 'to stabilize the market' … and if the great broking firms of Joseph Stern and Arjan Soorjani also agree not to offer any stock, any bulk stock below 28.80, what can Gornt do?"
He managed to get his name involved in all sorts of unsavory speculations on the stock exchange and in gambling scandals, invariably, it is true, as a victim; while at least three foreign footlight favorites were expelled from Germany by the police on account of the scandals created by his association with them.
In Paris the students from the Latin Quarter had crossed the Seine and were attempting to set the stock exchange building, the Bourse, on fire.
The stock exchange beganto triumph and prepared slowly but surely to take the life of the nationinto its guardianship and control.
Ferstel, with Eitelberger, to develop civic architecture along artistic lines (burgomaster's residence, stock exchange 1859).