- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM supplysup·pli·er, nounun·sup·plied, adjectivewell-sup·plied, adjective
Other definitions for supply (2 of 2)
How to use supply in a sentence
It does not pay to rely on a single place for manufacturing operations and supply chain processes.COVID proves that companies need to reduce their dependence on China|matthewheimer|September 11, 2020|Fortune
Today, Betsy is associate director of facilities at Phillips Academy Andover and Tom works in supply chain management for a Palo Alto consulting firm.Tom Davis ’84, SM ’85 & Betsy Davis ’84, MArch ’88|Tate Ryan-Mosley|September 8, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Its factories churn out more than half the globe’s total vaccine supply and produce more generic drugs than anywhere else.More than manufacturing: India’s homegrown COVID vaccines could transform its pharma industry|Naomi Xu Elegant|September 6, 2020|Fortune
Additionally, they must figure out who will receive the vaccine first, ensure that they have enough syringes and other supplies, and set up databases to track who is receiving the vaccine.What would it actually take to have a COVID-19 vaccine by November?|Kate Baggaley|September 4, 2020|Popular-Science
Verma says she joined her group, a citywide grocery and supply delivery effort that attracted more than 500 volunteers, because she had a hunch no government or charity agency was up for the challenge ahead.Mutual Aid Groups Reckon With the Future: ‘We Don’t Want This to Just Be a Fad’|Tim Donnelly|September 2, 2020|Eater
MK Chambers Company Michigan-based supplier of specialty machining.
A plastic factory, a hardware supplier, and shipping–and-receiving giants like Fed-Ex and DHL are neighboring businesses.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For air supplier Hughes Aircraft, it was crucial satellite pieces from Russia.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, he co-owns Happy Valley Meat Company, a high-quality beef supplier.
And for most of its existence, Tesla has relied on a single supplier for the battery cells: Panasonic.
Ask someone from your power supplier or electric dealer to talk to the club about the different kinds of lamps.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist|Eric B. Wilson
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
To keep her grasp on her money-supplier she took 232 Elizabeth with her.Polly in New York|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
To want to be loved means usually to want some one to be a protector, a giver of pleasure, a supplier of wants.What a Young Woman Ought to Know|Mary Wood-Allen
The price of necessities depended on the conscience of the individual supplier and the ignorance of the people.A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
British Dictionary definitions for supply (1 of 2)
- 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
Derived forms of supplysuppliable, adjectivesupplier, noun
Word Origin for supply
British Dictionary definitions for supply (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for supply
The amount of any given commodity available for sale at a given time.
Other Idioms and Phrases with supply
see in short supply.