What does supply mean?

Definitions for supply
ˈsʌp lisup·p·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word supply.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplynoun

    an amount of something available for use

  2. supplynoun

    offering goods and services for sale

  3. provision, supply, supplyingverb

    the activity of supplying or providing something

  4. supply, provide, render, furnishverb

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  5. issue, supplyverb

    circulate or distribute or equip with

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

  6. provide, supply, ply, caterverb

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

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  7. add, append, supplyverb

    state or say further

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

Wiktionary

  1. supplyadverb

    Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness.

  2. Etymology: From souploier, from supplere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Supplynoun

    Relief of want; cure of deficiencies.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    I mean that now your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want. 2 Cor. viii. 14.

    Art from that fund each just supply provides,
    Works without show, and without pomp presides. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Supplyverb

    Etymology: suppleo, Lat. suppleer, French.

    Out of the fry of these rakehell horseboys are their kearn supplied and maintained. Edmund Spenser.

    They were princes that had wives, sons, and nephews; and yet all these could not supply the comfort of friendship. Francis Bacon.

    I wanted nothing fortune could supply,
    Nor did she slumber ’till that hour deny. Dryden.

    Although I neither lend nor borrow,
    Yet, to supply the ripe wants of my friend,
    I’ll break a custom. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Burning ships the banish’d sun supply,
    And no light shines but that by which men die. Edmund Waller.

    Nearer care supplies
    Sighs to my breast, and sorrow to my eyes. Matthew Prior.

    Upstart creatures to supply our vacant room. John Milton.

    The sun was set; and Vesper, to supply
    His absent beams, had lighted up the sky. Dryden.

    While trees the mountain-tops with shades supply,
    Your honour, name, and praise shall never die. Dryden.

    The reception of light must be supplied by some open form of the fabrick. Henry Wotton.

    My lover, turning away several old servants, supplied me with others from his own house. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. supply

    Supply is the total amount of a specific product or service that is available to consumers at a given time. It can also refer to the amount that producers, sellers, or manufacturers are willing and able to produce or provide during a certain period, usually based on the current market price. The concept of supply is a fundamental principle in economics and business, strongly influencing price, demand, and market equilibrium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supplyverb

    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. Supplyverb

    to serve instead of; to take the place of

  3. Supplyverb

    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. Supplyverb

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

  5. Supplynoun

    the act of supplying; supplial

  6. Supplynoun

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

  7. Supplynoun

    auxiliary troops or reenforcements

  8. Supplynoun

    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. Supplynoun

    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. Supplynoun

    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. Supplyadjective

    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

How to pronounce supply?

How to say supply in sign language?

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. Angela Me:

    We know there is much larger supply of opiates that will be translating into heroin ... It's important to warn that the supply is there, in the (United States) and in (Britain)... we see a market with increased supply particularly of cheap heroin and we already see some impact in terms of deaths. We see heroin-related deaths are going up.

  2. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    There are Japanese companies that supply parts to Huawei, and supply chains are intertwined in complex ways, through such supply chains, there could be direct and indirect effects on Japan.

  3. The IEA:

    Although we do not formally forecast OPEC oil production, in a scenario whereby Iran adds 600,000 bpd to the market by mid-year and other members maintain current output, global oil supply could exceed demand by 1.5 million bpd in the first half of 2016, while the pace of stock-building eases in the second half of the year as supply from non-OPEC producers falls, unless something changes, the oil market could drown in over-supply. So the answer to our question is an emphatic yes. It could go lower.

  4. James Scott:

    Dragnet surveillance capitalists such as Facebook, Comcast, AT&T and Google, unfortunately, supply these manipulating forces with an endless supply of metadata for this information war against the American and European public.

  5. Tomomichi Akuta:

    There are worries that Iran's oil exports could fall by about 1 million barrels per day (bpd) from current levels, the oil supply/demand balance is roughly in balance now, but it could turn to a complete supply shortage (in case of new supply curbs). Oil prices could rise at least $10 (a barrel), with Brent approaching near $90.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

supply#1#1098#10000

Translations for supply

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • לְסַפֵּקHebrew
  • 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

Get even more translations for supply »

Translation

Find a translation for the supply definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"supply." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Oct. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/supply>.

Discuss these supply definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for supply? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    long and thin and often limp
    • A. motile
    • B. usurious
    • C. lank
    • D. currish

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for supply: