What does supply mean?

Definitions for supply
ˈsʌp lisup·p·ly

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

    Etymology: From souploier, from supplere.

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

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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. Tom Painter:

    The snowpack is the critical resource in the western United States, civilization is built around it existing and replenishing groundwater and making that water supply available. So we have to take care of it and we have to understand how it is changing if we are going to survive out here.

  2. Tim Manning:

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

  3. Yan Novikov:

    All restrictions have been lifted by the political authorities. When there is a contract, we will supply the system, including to Iran.

  4. Graham Tyler:

    This looming supply glut will create an environment where coal versus gas competition in Asia is a real possibility.

  5. Mark Redwood:

    When you speak of adaptation in a business setting, people's eyes glaze over ... but if you speak about business continuity and protecting supply chains, that resonates very well.

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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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