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
Origin of supply2
Related Words for supplynumber, fund, amount, stockpile, inventory, stock, quantity, feed, grant, afford, transfer, contribute, deliver, yield, produce, equip, cater, find, store, fill
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Contemporary Examples of 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?
December 27, 2014
It would seek to cut off the main Allied lines of supply and communication.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
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
December 15, 2014
The survivors needed hope for a brighter future, and Murakami sought to supply a salving narrative through his art.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
Walmart has gone even further, agreeing to extend this agreement to other crops in its supply chain.We're All Living on The Supermarket Plantation
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of supply
Moreover, it would have been easy, to supply the emendation.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
It was not the first time he had known of such an effort on her part to supply him with food.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
(b) What food substance do they supply in quantity to the diet?Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
We carved off a supply from both, and saved the skins, and hove the rest overboard.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
When the interest of being in danger ceased, I had no other to supply its place.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
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.