Definitions for Supplyˈsʌp li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to furnish or provide (a person, establishment, etc.) with what is lacking or requisite:
supplying the poor with clothing.
to furnish or provide (something wanting or requisite):
supplied needed water to the region.
to make up, compensate for, or satisfy (a deficiency, loss, need, etc.).
to fill or occupy as a substitute, as a vacancy or a pulpit.
(v.i.)to substitute for another, esp. in the pulpit of a church.
(n.)the act of supplying, furnishing, satisfying, etc.
something that is supplied:
the city's water supply.
a quantity of something on hand or available; stock or store:
a large supply of swimwear.
Usu., supplies. a provision, stock, or store of food or other things necessary for maintenance.
the quantity of a commodity that is in the market and available for purchase or that is available for purchase at a particular price.
supplies, the food, clothing, arms, etc., necessary to equip a military command. the department, officers, etc., in charge of procuring supplies.
a person who fills a vacancy or takes the place of another, esp. temporarily.
Origin of supply:
1325–75; < MF souplier,soupleer蠐 L supplēre to fill up
in a supple manner; supplely.
Origin of supply:
an amount of something available for use
offering goods and services for sale
provision, supply, supplying(verb)
the activity of supplying or providing something
supply, provide, render, furnish(verb)
give something useful or necessary to
"We provided the room with an electrical heater"
circulate or distribute or equip with
"issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
provide, supply, ply, cater(verb)
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
add, append, supply(verb)
state or say further
"`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an amount of sth that can be used
a steady supply of gasoline; Supplies of water are running out.
the act or process of supplying sth
the supply of electricity to major northeastern cities
not easy to obtain or find; = scarce
Specialist teachers are in short supply.
to provide things for people
a company that supplies natural gas to the region; We supply schools with art and craft materials.
Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness.
Origin: From souploier, from supplere.
to fill up, or keep full; to furnish with what is wanted; to afford, or furnish with, a sufficiency; as, rivers are supplied by smaller streams; an aqueduct supplies an artificial lake; -- often followed by with before the thing furnished; as, to supply a furnace with fuel; to supply soldiers with ammunition
to serve instead of; to take the place of
to fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of; as, to supply a pulpit
to give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war
the act of supplying; supplial
that which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want
auxiliary troops or reenforcements
the food, and the like, which meets the daily necessities of an army or other large body of men; store; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the army was discontented for lack of supplies
an amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies
a person who fills a place for a time; one who supplies the place of another; a substitute; esp., a clergyman who supplies a vacant pulpit
serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve
Supply is a small unincorporated community in Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA located around the intersection of US 17 and NC 211. Its name is derived from the use of the Lockwoods Folly River as a trade route in the 18th and 19th centuries. Residents of the nearby beach communities of Holden Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle, Caswell Beach, and Sunset Beach often used to commute to Supply for goods and other materials. This practice is still common, but development in the town of Southport and in the Intracoastal Waterway commercial districts has made traveling to Supply unnecessary.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The procurement, distribution, maintenance while in storage, and salvage of supplies, including the determination of kind and quantity of supplies. a. producer
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Supply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1503
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Supply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1949
Rank popularity for the word 'Supply' in Nouns Frequency: #478
Rank popularity for the word 'Supply' in Verbs Frequency: #279
Translations for Supply
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act or process of supplying.
- fornecimentoPortuguese (BR)
- zásobování, dodáváníCzech
- die LieferungGerman
- forsyning; leveringDanish
- suministro, provisión, abastecimientoSpanish
- opsrkbljivanje, snabdijevanjeCroatian
- fornitura, approvvigionamentoItalian
- tiekimas, aprūpinimasLithuanian
- apgāde; piegādeLatvian
- forsyning, levering, tilgangNorwegian
- zaopatrywanie, zaopatrzeniePolish
- снабжение; поставкаRussian
- zásobovanie, dodávanieSlovak
- anskaffning, tillhandahållandeSwedish
- การจัดหา; การจัดส่งThai
- sağlama, vermeTurkish
- 供給Chinese (Trad.)
- постачання; поставкаUkrainian
- ضروریات کی فراہمیUrdu
- sự cung cấpVietnamese
- 供给Chinese (Simp.)
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