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 supplyingfeed, grant, afford, transfer, contribute, deliver, yield, produce, equip, cater, find, store, fill, satisfy, stake, dispense, drop, purvey, endow, outfit
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Contemporary Examples of supplying
He profited a great deal from knowing how to keep the reporters on his side, supplying the newspapermen with great material.When New York City Hit Its Stride
July 17, 2014
Iran and Russia are supplying planes and forces of their own.Obama Admin Debates Whether Assad Really Must Go
July 3, 2014
Eden Foods Incorporated Eden Foods is a Michigan-based corporation that specializes in supplying macrobiotic, organic food.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage
June 30, 2014
And there are strong reasons why a person who could make a reputation and a profit off supplying that stuff should do so.Why the Washington Post Switched Bloggers
January 25, 2014
Thanks to Mark Santangelo and Mary Thompson of Mount Vernon for supplying historical research for this column.How George Washington Celebrated Christmas
December 25, 2013
Historical Examples of supplying
He chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself.
They are, however, capable of supplying at least 300,000 inhabitants with abundance of water.Cleveland Past and Present
What a commission from the restaurateur for supplying the refreshments!Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
He said it firmly, almost as if he were supplying her with information which she needed and had lacked.A Spirit in Prison
"I suppose he is supplying this young minister's pulpit," returned the warden.The Elm Tree Tales
F. Irene Burge Smith
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.