Meaning of Dow Jones in English:

Dow Jones

(also Dow Jones Industrial Average)

Pronunciation /daʊ ˈdʒəʊnz/

proper noun

  • An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks.


From the name of Dow Jones & Co, Inc, a financial news agency founded by Charles H. Dow (1851–1902) and Edward D. Jones (c1855–1920), American economists whose company compiled the first average of US stock prices in 1884.