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Meaning of STOCKING

Pronunciation:  'st√Ękeeng

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  1. \Stock"ing\, n.
    Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking;
    (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.