What does stocking mean?

Definitions for stocking
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

  2. Stocking(noun)

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

  3. Stocking(verb)

    to dress in GBs

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


  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.]

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  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. The Boston-based management consultant:

    It's definitely not a stocking stuffer, that's for sure.

  2. Ivan Gorbachev:

    They (Kazakhs) are stocking up to fill their own warehouses.

  3. Endy Zemenides:

    I know people who are stocking up on staples, like medications, to take to older relatives.

  4. Ivan Gorbachev:

    The turnover of goods with Kazakhstan has soared, they (Kazakhs) are stocking up to fill their own warehouses.

  5. Tariq Zahir:

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

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