What does supply mean?

Definitions for supply
ˈsʌp lisup·ply

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word supply.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supply(noun)

    an amount of something available for use

  2. supply(noun)

    offering goods and services for sale

  3. provision, supply, supplying(verb)

    the activity of supplying or providing something

  4. supply, provide, render, furnish(verb)

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  5. issue, supply(verb)

    circulate or distribute or equip with

    "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"

  6. provide, supply, ply, cater(verb)

    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  7. add, append, supply(verb)

    state or say further

    "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"

Wiktionary

  1. supply(Adverb)

    Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness.

    Etymology: From souploier, from supplere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supply(verb)

    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

  2. Supply(verb)

    to serve instead of; to take the place of

  3. Supply(verb)

    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

  4. Supply(verb)

    to give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war

  5. Supply(noun)

    the act of supplying; supplial

  6. Supply(noun)

    that which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want

  7. Supply(noun)

    auxiliary troops or reenforcements

  8. Supply(noun)

    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

  9. Supply(noun)

    an amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies

  10. Supply(noun)

    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

  11. Supply(adj)

    serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve

Freebase

  1. Supply

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supply

    sup-plī′, v.t. to fill up, esp. a deficiency: to add what is wanted: to furnish: to fill a vacant place: to serve instead of:—pa.t. and pa.p. supplied′. [Fr.,—L. supplēresub, up, plēre, to fill.]

  2. Supply

    sup-plī′, n. act of supplying: that which is supplied or which supplies a want: amount of food or money provided (used generally in pl.): a grant of money provided by a legislature for the expenses of government: a person who takes another's duty temporarily, a substitute, esp. a clergyman.—ns. Supplī′al, the act of supplying, the thing supplied; Sup′pliance (Shak.), that which is supplied, gratification.—adj. Supplī′ant (Shak.), supplying, auxiliary.—adv. Sup′pliantly.—ns. Supplī′er, one who supplies; Supply′ment (Shak.), a supply.—Commissioner of Supply, one of the body forming the chief county authority in Scotland for administrative and rating purposes, down to 1889.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. supply

    The procurement, distribution, maintenance while in storage, and salvage of supplies, including the determination of kind and quantity of supplies. a. producer

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. supply

    Relief of want; making up deficiencies. A fresh supply of troops, ammunition, etc. To supply, to make up deficiencies. To aid; to assist; to relieve with something wanted. To fill any room made vacant. Thus, covering sergeants supply the places of officers when they step out of the ranks, or are killed in action.

Editors Contribution

  1. supply

    To create and provide an accurate amount accessible, suitable and appropriate for use.

    They had a supply of solar power in their solar power unit in the attic.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1503

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1949

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supply' in Nouns Frequency: #478

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supply' in Verbs Frequency: #279

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How to say supply in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supply in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of supply in a Sentence

  1. Mati Greenspan:

    It is a big deal, the supply and demand equation is going to be very altered.

  2. Carsten Fritsch:

    It is reasonable to cut supply growth outside OPEC, given the recent developments in the U.S. rig count.

  3. Patrick DeHaan:

    We’re looking at a competitive oil market that should continue to be oversupplied next year, we should see three to four months of healthy growth in demand next summer, but the [International Energy Agency] is anticipating that supply will be higher than demand.

  4. Tim Manning:

    We have identified 12 immediate supply shortfalls that are critical for the pandemic response right now.

  5. Jason Gammel:

    We do believe that oil market fundamentals are at an inflection point. Non-OPEC supply will grow by over 2 million bpd in 2020, while demand growth is weak, the OPEC+ decision to extend production cuts should be sufficient to draw down OECD inventories through the end of the year, but these cuts will need to be extended through 2020 just to keep the oil market near balance.

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  • يتبرعArabic
  • fornir, subministrar, proveirCatalan, Valencian
  • poskytnout, nabídka, zásobaCzech
  • leverance, yde, forsynings-, afhjælpe, levere, erstatte, forsyning, skaffe, udbud, føde-, forråd, vikariereDanish
  • liefern, vertreten, versorgen, Versorgung, Vorrat, Angebot, zur Verfügung stellen, ausrüsten, bereitstellenGerman
  • εφοδιάζωGreek
  • proviziEsperanto
  • proveer, municionar, abastecer, suplir, suministro, oferta, útil, abasto, provisiones, suministrar, abastecimiento, equiparSpanish
  • varustama, varustusEstonian
  • tarjonta, toimittaa, budjetti, talousarvio, tarjota, korvata, syöttää, [[toimia]] [[sijaisena]], täyttää, pitää hallussaan, hankkia, [[vastata]] [[kysyntään]], [[tyydyttää]] [[kysyntä]], täydentää, eväs, sijainen, muona, toimitus, varustaa, tarvikkeet, sijaistaaFinnish
  • fournir, approvisionnement, approvisionnerFrench
  • lónIrish
  • आपूर्तिHindi
  • pótol, helyettesít, ellát, felszerelHungarian
  • supplire, fornitura, fornire, approvvigionamento, rifornireItalian
  • 供給, 埋め合わせる, 補填, 配給, 補給, 支給, 代理を務めるJapanese
  • 공급Korean
  • copiamLatin
  • whakawhiwhiMāori
  • prover, provisão, suprirPortuguese
  • alimentare, aprovizionare, provizie, rezervăRomanian
  • поставка, снабдить, снаряжать, поставлять, снарядить, снабжение, пополнить, снабжать, предложение, запас, поставить, припасы, пополнятьRussian
  • snàbdjeti, opskr̀bitiSerbo-Croatian
  • avhjälpa, tillgodose, gottgöra, leverera, supplera, förseSwedish
  • అందించుTelugu
  • arzTurkish
  • ליווערןYiddish

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