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.
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Origin of supply1
OTHER WORDS FROM supplysup·pli·er, nounun·sup·plied, adjectivewell-sup·plied, adjective
Words nearby supply
Definition for supply (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for supply
In Mosul, foreign fighters have left, the city is flooded with refugees and supply routes are cut off.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would seek to cut off the main Allied lines of supply and communication.
Future was determined to supply it using the very modes of expression it had turned its back on.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The survivors needed hope for a brighter future, and Murakami sought to supply a salving narrative through his art.
Walmart has gone even further, agreeing to extend this agreement to other crops in its supply chain.
The blast furnaces were not hurt at all, and will be in operation as soon as a supply of coke can be obtained.The Johnstown Flood|Richard K. Fox
It no sooner knew that Mrs. Ben Wah wanted a parrot than it hustled about to supply one at once.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
The war, and perhaps other causes, have very seriously reduced our supply of meats, the waste of which cannot soon be repaired.
Also the officers had money to supply many of their wants, but all this will appear in the course of the narrative.American Prisoners of the Revolution|Danske Dandridge
Even Miss Bradbury seemed elated over this remarkable coincidence of need and supply on both sides.Six Girls and Bob|Marion Ames Taggart
British Dictionary definitions for supply (1 of 2)
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
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.
Idioms and Phrases with supply
see in short supply.