Supply meaning

sə-plī
An amount or quantity available for use; stock; store.
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To make available for use; provide.

Does the hotel supply towels?

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To fill sufficiently; satisfy.

Supply a need.

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To make up for (a deficiency, for example); compensate for.
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The act of supplying.

Funds for the supply of the expedition.

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(economics) The amount of a commodity available for meeting a demand or for purchase at a given price.
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To supply is defined as to give or provide something needed.

An example of to supply is bringing the wine to a dinner party.

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An amount available or sufficient for a given use; stock.

Our supply of milk is low.

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To give, furnish, or provide (what is needed or wanted)

To supply tools to workers.

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To meet the needs or requirements of; furnish, provide, or equip with what is needed or wanted.

To supply workers with tools.

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Materials or provisions stored and dispensed when needed.
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To compensate for; make good.

To supply a deficiency.

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To act as a substitute in; fill or serve in temporarily.

To supply another's pulpit.

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To serve as a temporary substitute.
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The act of supplying.
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Materials, provisions, etc. for supplying an army, expedition, a business, etc.; sometimes, specif., provisions for an army other than materiel, vehicles, etc.
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(chiefly brit.) An amount of money granted for government expenses; appropriation.
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A temporary substitute, as for a minister.
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(econ.) The amount of a commodity available for purchase at a given price.
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Having to do with a supply or supplies.
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Serving as a substitute.
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In a supple manner; supplely.
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To provide (something), to make (something) available for use.

To supply money for the war.

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To furnish or equip with.

To supply a furnace with fuel; to supply soldiers with ammunition.

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To fill up, or keep full.

Rivers are supplied by smaller streams.

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To compensate for, or make up a deficiency of.
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To serve instead of; to take the place of.
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(intransitive) To act as a substitute.
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To fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of.

To supply a pulpit.

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(uncountable) The act of supplying.

Supply and demand.

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(countable) An amount of something supplied.

A supply of good drinking water is essential.

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(in the plural) Provisions.
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(chiefly in the plural) An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures.

To vote supplies.

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Somebody, such as a teacher or clergyman, who temporarily fills the place of another; a substitute.
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Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness.
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To provide something necessary or desired to; furnish or equip.

Supplied the players with uniforms.

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To have as a necessary or desirable feature.

A crime scene that supplied valuable evidence.

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Origin of supply

  • Middle English supplien to help, complete, furnish with additional troops from Old French soupleer to fill up from Latin supplēre sub- from below sub– plēre to fill pelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French souploier, from Latin supplere (“to fill up, make full, complete, supply").

    From Wiktionary

  • supple +"Ž -ly

    From Wiktionary