stockings

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stock \Stock\ (st[o^]k), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Stocked} (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stocking}.]

1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.

2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.

3. To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.

4. To put in the stocks. [R.] --Shak.

{To stock an anchor} (Naut.), to fit it with a stock, or to fasten the stock firmly in place.

{To stock cards} (Card Playing), to arrange cards in a certain manner for cheating purposes; -- also called {to stack the deck}. [Cant]

{To stock down} (Agric.), to sow, as plowed land, with grass seed, in order that it may become swarded, and produce grass.

{To stock up}, to extirpate; to dig up.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stocking \Stock"ing\, verb (used with an object) To dress in GBs. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stocking \Stock"ing\, noun [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. A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.

2. Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking[1]; 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Blue stocking}. See {Bluestocking}.

{Stocking frame}, a machine for knitting stockings or other hosiery goods.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stocking

noun

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

2: the activity of supplying a stock of something; "he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"


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