Definition of Stocking

1. Noun. Close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural).

Specialized synonyms: Boothose, Christmas Stocking, Knee-hi, Knee-high, Nylon Stocking, Nylons, Rayon Stocking, Rayons, Silk Stocking, Support Hose, Support Stocking
Generic synonyms: Hose, Hosiery
Terms within: Instep
Group relationships: Pantyhose
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



2. Noun. The activity of supplying a stock of something. "He supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"
Generic synonyms: Provision, Supply, Supplying
Derivative terms: Stock

Definition of Stocking

1. n. A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.

2. v. t. To dress in GBs.

3. n. Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking; as: (a) A broad ring of color, differing from the general color, on the lower part of the leg of a quadruped; esp., a white ring between the coronet and the hock or knee of a dark-colored horse. (b) A knitted hood of cotton thread which is eventually converted by a special process into an incandescent mantle for gas lighting.

Definition of Stocking

1. Noun. A soft garment worn on the foot and lower leg, usually knit or woven, worn under shoes or other footwear. ¹

2. Noun. Something like or suggesting such a garment. ¹

3. Verb. (context: largely obsolete) To dress in stockings. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of stock) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stocking

1. a knitted or woven covering for the foot and leg [n -S]

Stocking Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stocking

stockholding
stockholdings
stockhorn
stockier
stockiest
stockily
stockin'
stockin's
stockiness
stockinesses
stockinet
stockinets
stockinette
stockinette stitch
stockinettes
stocking (current term)
stocking-feet
stocking-foot
stocking-stuffer
stocking-stuffers
stocking cap
stocking filler
stocking frame
stocking stuffer
stocking stuffers
stockinged
stockinger
stockingers
stockingfeet
stockingfoot

Literary usage of Stocking

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1862)
"The stocking manufacture is now carried on to avast extent in the counties of ... The total number of stocking frames in Great Britain is estimated at about ..."

2. Forest Mensuration by Herman Haupt Chapman (1921)
"Standard for "Normal" Density of stocking. In selecting plots for a yield table, in natural stands, it is neither possible nor advisable to seek areas which ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"THE stocking. With spectacles riding her nose, The lively old lady is knitting By the ... And wonders if ever the stocking Will wade to the ankle in blood. ..."

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