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.
Origin of supply1
Examples from the Web for supplied
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 16, 2014
The Mexican government announced it had decapitated the organization that supplied much of the heroin to Chicago.Mexico’s First Lady of Murder Is on the Lam
October 29, 2014
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
October 25, 2014
In fact, the oil companies have supplied expensive water-filtering plants for the local communities.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
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
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of supplied
"Let them be supplied with all that is heavy and weighty in the ship," said Sir Nigel.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
In the case of doughnuts, this material is supplied as an ingredient.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
"Ponce de Leon," supplied Dorcas Jane, proud that she could pronounce it.The Trail Book
The summer was devoted to the composition of Belshazzar, for which Jennens had supplied the libretto.Handel
Edward J. Dent
Wanhope cast about for the word, and Winver supplied it: "Pull out."Quaint Courtships
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.