Stock Stock (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stocked} (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stocking}.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows. [1913 Webster]

4. To put in the stocks. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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