stocking

noun stock·ing \ ˈstä-kiŋ \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of stocking

1 a : a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and leg
b : sock
2 : something resembling a stocking; especially : a ring of distinctive color on the lower part of the leg of an animal

stockinged

play \-kiŋd\ adjective
in one's stocking feet
: with the feet in stockings but not shoes

Examples of stocking in a Sentence

  1. a pair of wool stockings

  2. thick wool stockings designed to be worn with hiking boots

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Origin and Etymology of stocking

obsolete stock to cover with a stocking

stocking Synonyms



STOCKING Defined for English Language Learners

stocking

noun

Definition of stocking for English Language Learners

  • : a close-fitting usually long covering for the foot and leg

  • : a covering for the foot and ankle

  • : a decorative pouch shaped like a large sock that is used for holding gifts at Christmas


STOCKING Defined for Kids

stocking

noun stock·ing \ ˈstä-kiŋ \

Definition of stocking for Students

1 : a close-fitting usually knit covering for the foot and leg
2 : 1sock

Medical Dictionary

stocking

noun stock·ing \ ˈstäk-iŋ \

medical Definition of stocking

: a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and leg — see elastic stocking


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