Definition of "overstock" []

  • To stock more of (something) than necessary or desirable. (verb-transitive)
  • An excessive supply. (noun)
  • To hold or supply (a commodity) in excess of requirements (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To run more farm animals on (a piece of land) than it is capable of maintaining (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "overstock" in a sentence
  • "Any inventory that you have on the shelf is an "overstock" in this economy."
  • ""Retailers have been making significant adjustments to inventory since the 2008 holiday season, so consumers expecting rock-bottom, 'overstock' prices may come up empty-handed," said Brent Schoenbaum, a partner in Deloitte's Retail practice."
  • "Hopefully, that will continue, so I can eventually make a transition to selling only on my site and eBay can be about it's business of becoming a great big "overstock" junk seller of overpriced imported items."