stock·ing /ˈstɑkɪŋ/ 名詞
Stock v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stocked 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.]
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.
1. A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.
2. Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking1; 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.
Blue stocking. See Bluestocking.
Stocking frame, a machine for knitting stockings or other hosiery goods.
Stock·ing, v. t. To dress in GBs.
adj : wearing stockings; "walks about in his stockinged (or
stocking) feet" [syn: stockinged]
n 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"