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
Related Words for supplierlimited, short-lived, brief, makeshift, interim, transitory, provisional, momentary, tactical, short, supply, perishable, alternate, ephemeral, fugitive, summary, acting, transient, mortal, impermanent
Examples from the Web for supplier
Contemporary Examples of supplier
MK Chambers Company Michigan-based supplier of specialty machining.The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys
December 17, 2014
MK Chambers Company Michigan-based supplier of specialty machining.
MN Plastics Michigan-based supplier of custom injection molding products.
About 90 cents goes to the supplier and about 50 cents goes to the troop.Why Are Girl Scout Camps Being Closed?
January 12, 2014
Cree is primarily a supplier to commercial and industrial users.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously.
December 4, 2013
Historical Examples of supplier
You know—they ask for one thing, and get the wrong weight, or their supplier is out of material, or something goes wrong.Bear Trap
Alan Edward Nourse
For the present the supplier of brittle goods is satisfied, and for the future—well, I leave it to luck.The Youngest Girl in the Fifth
Some countries publish the minutes of the tender committee (which has to explain WHY it selected this or that supplier).After the Rain
The goddess Themis in the early Greek mythology was the goddess of order as well as the supplier of themistes or decisions.Concerning Justice
Lucilius A. Emery
At this time Gay had been serving as the chief organizer and supplier of the forces of Kazagrandi.Beasts, Men and Gods
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.