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"
Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness.
Etymology: 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. supplēre—sub, up, plēre, to fill.]
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
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
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.
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
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
The numerical value of supply in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of supply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of supply in a Sentence
In Vietnam, the supply of land is not plentiful. Also, because the government is mindful of the environmental impact of these (pig farming) projects, it is also quite slow to give the license to application.
The U.S. Department of State remains in contact with our partners in the Caribbean to reduce the risk of supply disruptions.
I would expect oil to trade in a relatively tight band around $70 per for the time being, leading edge indicators on U.S. supply suggest activity levels are stepping up, which is supportive for strong production growth in the second half.
Investors are contemplating the risks of the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases to the labor market and economy, and Treasury rates and mortgage rates are moving lower as a result, the weakening in activity is potentially a signal that pent-up demand is starting to wane and that low housing supply is limiting prospective buyers' options.
We can't be the governor of supply alone. We have the liquidity and the balance sheet and we are going to let other people do the job.
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- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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