verb (used with object), sup·plied, sup·ply·ing.
verb (used without object), sup·plied, sup·ply·ing.
noun, plural sup·plies.
- all items necessary for the equipment, maintenance, and operation of a military command, including food, clothing, arms, ammunition, fuel, materials, and machinery.
- procurement, distribution, maintenance, and salvage of supplies.
- supply and demand,
- supply chain,
- supply teacher,
- supply-side economics
Origin of supply1
Examples from the Web for supplied
In the course of his confession, he supplied details that should only have been known to the killer.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Mexican government announced it had decapitated the organization that supplied much of the heroin to Chicago.
The rebels used, among other weapons, TOW missiles recently supplied by the U.S. to Harakat Hazm.The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA|Jamie Dettmer|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the oil companies have supplied expensive water-filtering plants for the local communities.
It was Scottish imperial pursuits that supplied the capital needed for industry, all while concentrating wealth in fewer hands.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In some cases refreshments were also supplied, and remuneration refused.The Vaudois of Piedmont|John Napper Worsfold
It not only served for meat, but when dried and pounded, and mixed with herbs, supplied the place of bread.History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia|Charles Campbell
It would seem as if the celestial army had been supplied with blank cartridges.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The rank and file of American readers have their tastes formed and supplied by the Sunday newspapers and the cheap periodicals.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
The words and sentences which are supplied are very carefully chosen, and most of them have a prototype somewhere in the poem.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
verb -plies, -plying or -plied
noun plural -plies
- the act of providing or something that is provided
- (as modifier)a supply dump
- willingness and ability to offer goods and services for sale
- the amount of a commodity that producers are willing and able to offer for sale at a specified priceCompare demand (def. 9)
- the management and disposal of food and equipment
- (as modifier)supply routes
- a person who acts as a temporary substitute
- (as modifier)a supply vicar
Word Origin for supply
late 14c., "to help, support, maintain," also "fill up, make up for," from Old French supplier "fill up, make full," from Latin supplere "fill up, complete," from sub "up from below" + plere "to fill" (see pleio-). The meaning "furnish, provide" first recorded 1520s. Related: Supplied; supplying.
early 15c., "assistance, relief," from supply (v.). Meaning "quantity or amount of something provided" is attested from c.1600. In the political economy sense (corollary of demand) it dates from 1776. Supply-side in reference to economic policy is attested from 1976. Supplies "provisions" is from c.1650.
The amount of any given commodity available for sale at a given time.
see in short supply.