verb (used with object)
- to stock to excess: We are overstocked on this item.
- a stock 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
v.1640s, from over- + stock (v.). Related: Overstocked; overstocking. The noun is attested from 1710.