Definition for stocking (2 of 2)
- the outstanding capital of a company or corporation.
- the shares of a particular company or corporation.
- the certificate of ownership of such stock; stock certificate.
- (formerly) a tally or stick used in transactions between a debtor and a creditor.
- Also called understock. in grafting, a stem in which the bud or scion is inserted.
- a stem, tree, or plant that furnishes slips or cuttings; stock plant.
- the wooden or metal piece to which the barrel and mechanism of a rifle are attached.
- a part of an automatic weapon, as a machine gun, similar in position or function.
- a former instrument of punishment consisting of a framework with holes for securing the ankles and, sometimes, the wrists, used to expose an offender to public derision.Compare pillory(def 1).
- a frame in which a horse or other animal is secured in a standing position for shoeing or for a veterinary operation.
- the frame on which a boat rests while under construction.
- a vertical shaft forming part of a rudder and controlling the rudder's movement.
- a transverse piece of wood or metal near the ring on some anchors.
- material being smelted in a blast furnace.
- a metal piece to be forged.
- a specified quality or kind of paper: glossy stock; card stock; offset stock.
- the paper for printing a particular job: We don't have enough stock for that large a run.
- pertaining to a stock company.
- appearing together in a repertoire, as a company.
- forming part of a repertoire, as a play.
- being a character type fixed by convention, as in the commedia dell'-arte, a harlequinade, minstrel show, or the like.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stock
Examples from the Web for stocking
A stocking stuffed with $324,000 in easily negotiable $20 bills weighs 132 pounds.
You'd take a stocking and cut a hole for your eyes and wear it over your head.
Nobody wants coal in their stocking, but what about their stomach?
Looking for a stocking stuffer for someone who loves both crayons and conservatism?
Now, just a few years later, the ghosts are stocking the cabinet.
The gentleman sat and moved his toes in his stocking, and watched the people in the room.
She was learning to do that quite nicely, but the stocking still remained a puzzle.A Little Girl in Old Boston|Amanda Millie Douglas
The fit of the stocking is almost as essential to the perfection of the foot as that of the boot or the shoe itself.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
That town was packed snugly into the southern angle of the island of Manhattan, like a gift in the toe of a Christmas stocking.The Continental Dragoon|Robert Neilson Stephens
She paused to wipe her glasses before turning the heel in her stocking.Ragna|Anna Miller Costantini
British Dictionary definitions for stocking (1 of 2)
Word Origin for stocking
British Dictionary definitions for stocking (2 of 2)
- (sometimes plural) the total goods or raw material kept on the premises of a shop or business
- (as modifier)a stock clerk; stock book
- the capital raised by a company through the issue and subscription of shares entitling their holders to dividends, partial ownership, and usually voting rights
- the proportion of such capital held by an individual shareholder
- the shares of a specified company or industry
- (formerly) the part of an account or tally given to a creditor
- the debt represented by this
- farm animals, such as cattle and sheep, bred and kept for their meat, skins, etc
- (as modifier)stock farming
- a rooted plant into which a scion is inserted during grafting
- a plant or stem from which cuttings are takenSee also rootstock
- a portion of metal cut from a bar upon which a specific process, such as forging, is to be carried out
- the material that is smelted in a blast furnace
- the repertoire of plays available to a repertory company
- (as modifier)a stock play
- stored on the premises or available for sale or use
- supplied with goods of a specified kind
- not immediately available for sale or use
- not having goods of a specified kind immediately available
- to make an inventory
- to make a general appraisal, esp of prospects, resources, etc
Derived Formsstocker, noun
Word Origin for stock
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Idioms and Phrases with stocking
see in stock; lock, stock, and barrel; make a laughing stock of; take stock; take stock in.