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Meaning of STOCKING

Pronunciation:  'st√Ękeeng

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the activity of supplying a stock of something; "he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"
  2. [n]  close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
  3. [adj]  wearing stockings; "walks about in his stockinged (or stocking) feet"
 

STOCKING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: stockinged, unshod, unshoed
 
 See Also: boothose, Christmas stocking, hose, hosiery, instep, nylon stocking, nylons, pantyhose, provision, rayon stocking, rayons, silk stocking, supply, supplying, support hose, support stocking, toe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stock"ing\, 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.
    
    
  2. \Stock"ing\, n. [From {Stock}, which was formerly used
    of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or
    upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.]
    A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit
    or woven.
    
    {Blue stocking}. See {Bluestocking}.
    
    {Stocking frame}, a machine for knitting stockings or other
       hosiery goods.
    
    
  3. \Stock"ing\, v. t.
    To dress in GBs. --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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