overstock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overstock stock excessively
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Overstock Stock in excess.
    • v. t Overstock To fill too full; to supply in excess; as, to overstock a market with goods, or a farm with cattle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overstock Superabundance; more than is sufficient.
    • overstock To stock or supply in excess of what is wanted; fill to overflowing; glut; crowd: as, to overstock the market with goods, or a farm with cattle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overstock ō-vėr-stok′ to stock overmuch: to fill too full
    • n Overstock superabundance
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Usage

In literature:

I say it all comes from your overstocking and returning hooked fish to the water.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
Swarms with overstocks of honey do not breed so well.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
Several farms for sale; overstocked I guessed with these terrible insects.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
That mob was thus prevented from returning to an overstocked manufacturing nation.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
I think the Nevitts could not have been overstocked with beauty.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
You should, also, avoid the too common error of overstocking with sheep when the price of wool is high.
"Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866" by Henry Howland Crapo
Many were mere boys, some not overstocked with intelligence.
"The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences" by Hosea Quinby
New England was probably overstocked with men of strong minds and assertive dispositions.
"The Fathers of New England" by Charles M. Andrews
The pasture should not be overstocked.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
No one but a fool would make a venture when the market is overstocked with goods.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
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In poetry:

I’ll even sketch you as you are
In Herrick’s style of carelessness,
Not overstocked with things that bar
An ample view—to wit, with dress.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
'Fire away,' exclaimed Athletes, 'I will do the best I can;
But remember, gentle Maiden, that I'm not a reading man;
So your humble servant begs you, put your questions pretty plain,
For my Tutors all assure me I'm not overstocked with brain.
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

Overstock .com: Feeling the Need For Speed.
Overstock .com offers variety, volume, and customer-friendly policies.
Why Google threw Overstock in the penalty box .
It's taking Overstock longer than expected to get beyond Google's problem with search links.
In Google's penalty box , Overstock takes a 5% hit on revenue.
Struggling to find readers, small East Bay presses put together an art exhibit of their overstock at the Berkeley Art Museum.
In 2007 Overstock sued 11 brokers, alleging that they had caused its share price to fall by helping their clients to naked-short the Utah-based retailer.
In 2007 Overstock, a Utah-based online retailer, sued a dozen big brokers, alleging that they had caused its share price to fall sharply by helping their clients to engage in "naked" short selling .
She bought the wry chandelier — crystal inside a plastic cylinder — on Overstock.com.
But that was about the only thing Overstock did right.
Wednesday morning, however, the Obama campaign could probably have peddled its entire overstock in Greeley, Colorado.
Well, summer's over and here at Edge Headquarters, we're overstocked with summer inventory.
As retailing moves online, having an easy method to stock stores and liquidate overstock is just as important as the buying and selling of the goods.
Pure-play Overstock.com filed for an IPO, following the lead of PayPal's successful IPO in February.
Springtime for dot-coms: Overstock plans an IPO.
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