Christmas stocking

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "Christmas stocking":
singular Christmas stocking plural Christmas stockings
a large sock that children hang on their bed the night before Christmas that is filled with presents while they sleep

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Christmas stocking — Christmas stockings N COUNT A Christmas stocking is a long sock which children hang up on Christmas Eve. During the night, parents fill the stocking with small presents. Syn: stocking …   English dictionary

  • Christmas stocking — n a long sock which children leave in their house on Christmas Eve to be filled with presents …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Christmas stocking — noun count a large sock that children hang from the wall or MANTLE the night before Christmas that is filled with presents while they sleep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Christmas stocking — Stockings on a fireplace mantel. A Christmas stocking hung …   Wikipedia

  • Christmas stocking — /krɪsməs ˈstɒkɪŋ/ (say krismuhs stoking) noun 1. a fabric container, traditionally a woollen stocking, often a pillow case, put out by children on Christmas Eve for small presents as sweets, toys, etc. 2. a commercial package of toys, sweets, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Christmas stocking — a stocking or stocking shaped bag traditionally hung on a mantelpiece or Christmas tree by children on Christmas Eve to hold small gifts that Santa Claus is credited with bringing. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Christmas stocking — noun a stocking that is filled with small Christmas presents • Hypernyms: ↑stocking …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christmas stocking — noun A stocking hung up by a child on Christmas Eve and filled with gifts, ostensibly by Santa Claus …   Wiktionary

  • Christmas stocking — noun (C) a long sock which children leave out on Christmas Eve to be filled with presents …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stocking-filler — UK US noun [countable] [singular stocking filler plural stocking fillers] british a small present that goes in a christmas stocking Thesaurus: presents and giftssynonym relating to or connec …   Useful english dictionary

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