Definition for STOCK

STOCK, v.t.

  1. To store; to supply; to fill; as, to stock the mind with ideas. Asia and Europe are well stocked with inhabitants.
  2. To lay up in store; as, he stocks what he can not use. – Johnson.
  3. To put in the stocks. [Little used.]
  4. To pack; to put into a pack; as, to stock cards.
  5. To supply with domestic animals; as, to stock a farm.
  6. To supply with seed; as, to stock land with clover or herdsgrass. – American farmers.
  7. To suffer cows to retain their milk for twenty four hours or more, previous to sale. To stock up, to extirpate; to dig up. – Edwards' W. Indies.

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