What does stocking mean?

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ˈstɒk ɪŋstock·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stocking(noun)

    close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)

  2. stocking(noun)

    the activity of supplying a stock of something

    "he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stocking

    of Stock

    Etymology: [From Stock, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.]

  2. Stocking(noun)

    a close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven

    Etymology: [From Stock, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.]

  3. Stocking(verb)

    to dress in GBs

    Etymology: [From Stock, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.]

Freebase

  1. Stocking

    A stocking is a close-fitting, variously elastic garment covering the foot and lower part of the leg. Stockings vary in color, design and transparency. By analogy, the term is also used to describe a type of horse marking in which the white coloring extends from the horse's hoof to just above the knee. Today, stockings are primarily worn by women for fashion and aesthetics, usually in association with mid-length skirts. They can also be worn for increased warmth. They are also sometimes worn by men, and in cross-dressing and fetishism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stocking

    stok′ing, n. a close covering for the foot and lower leg.—ns. Stockinet′, an elastic knitted fabric for under-garments; Stock′inger, one who knits stockings; Stock′ing-frame, a knitting-machine. [From stock, the stockings being the nether-stocks when the long hose came to be cut at the knee.]

Editors Contribution

  1. stocking

    A type of footwear product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, shoe size, leg size and styles.

    Stockings vary in fashion.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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How to say stocking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stocking in a Sentence

  1. Earl of Kent, _The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear_:

    A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

  2. Fox News:

    A Girl A Gun Womens Shooting League, law-abiding Americans want to have access to firearms during times of uncertainty. Families are social distancing and stocking up on food and supplies at home. The outbreak is creating a lot of anxiety in our communities. Families who have prepared at home want to be equipped to protect themselves from any looters or violence.

  3. Tariq Zahir:

    There's seasonal crude de-stocking in December for tax purposes, so anyone heavily shorting WTI should be beware.

  4. Anna Ready:

    They changed the underlying definition of staple foods to exclude foods that have multiple ingredients so that a mixed fruit cup or can of chicken noodle soup could no longer be counted towards a retailer’s stocking requirements, this is extremely onerous for small format retailers with limited storage space and it would be very costly to change supply and delivery, or even remodel a store, to comply with this.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    She desperately hopes she runs against Donald Trump, i, however, am the lump of coal in Mrs. Clinton’s stocking and she desperately hopes she does not run against me.

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