What does the word stock mean?

Usage examples for stock

  1. " He could go over 'n' take care of his stock an' do his choppin', an' come back to a warm house. – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  2. Mary Lago came 'of the stock of the martyrs': that is to say, either her parents or her grand- parents had been put to death for their faith. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  3. I did not see him, he being out on the hills with stock. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls