[verb oh-ver-stok; noun oh-ver-stok] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈstɒk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌstɒk/
verb (used with object)
to to excess:
We are overstocked on this item.
a that is larger than the actual need or demand.
to hold or supply (a commodity) in excess of requirements
to run more farm animals on (a piece of land) than it is capable of maintaining
1640s, from over- + stock (v.). Related: Overstocked; overstocking. The noun is attested from 1710.
[verb oh-ver-stok; noun oh-ver-stok] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈstɒk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌstɒk/ verb (used with object) 1. to to excess: We are overstocked on this item. noun 2. a that is larger than the actual need or demand. [stok-ing] /ˈstɒk ɪŋ/ noun 1. a close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, usually knitted, of […]
[oh-ver-stoo d] /ˌoʊ vərˈstʊd/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . [oh-ver-stand] /ˌoʊ vərˈstænd/ verb (used without object), overstood, overstanding. Nautical. 1. (def 13). v. “to stand over or beside,” from Old English oferstandan; see over- + stand (v.).
[stawr, stohr] /stɔr, stoʊr/ noun 1. an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis. 2. a grocery: We need bread and milk from the store. 3. a stall, room, floor, or building housing or suitable for housing a retail business. 4. a supply or stock of something, especially one for future use. […]
[oh-ver-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee] /ˈoʊ vərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i/ noun, plural overstories. 1. the uppermost layer of foliage in a forest, forming the canopy.