Definition of Supply

1. Noun. An amount of something available for use.

Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Reservoir

2. Verb. Give something useful or necessary to. "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

3. Noun. Offering goods and services for sale.
Generic synonyms: Economic Process
Antonyms: Demand

4. Verb. Circulate or distribute or equip with. "They supply them the money"; "Supply blankets for the beds"
Exact synonyms: Issue
Specialized synonyms: Free, Release, Unblock, Unfreeze, Reissue, Free, Release
Generic synonyms: Distribute
Derivative terms: Issue, Issue, Issuer, Issuing
Antonyms: Recall

5. Noun. The activity of supplying or providing something.

6. Verb. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance. "They supply the people the food"; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

7. Verb. State or say further. "They supply that there was a traffic accident "; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
Exact synonyms: Add, Append
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Specialized synonyms: Insert, Slip In, Sneak In, Stick In, Toss In

Definition of Supply

1. v. t. To fill up, or keep full; to furnish with what is wanted; to afford, or furnish with, a sufficiency; as, rivers are supplied by smaller streams; an aqueduct supplies an artificial lake; -- often followed by with before the thing furnished; as, to supply a furnace with fuel; to supply soldiers with ammunition.

2. n. The act of supplying; supplial.

3. a. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.

Definition of Supply

1. Verb. (transitive) To provide (something), to make (something) available for use. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To furnish or equip with. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To compensate for, or make up a deficiency of. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To act as a substitute. ¹

5. Noun. The act of supplying. ¹

6. Noun. An amount of something supplied. ¹

7. Noun. (in the plural) provisions. ¹

8. Adverb. Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness. ¹

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Definition of Supply

1. to furnish with what is needed [v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Supply

supplied with
supply (current term)
supply-side economics
supply and demand
supply chain
supply chamber
supply closet
supply depot
supply depots
supply line
supply lines
supply officer
supply route
supply ship

Literary usage of Supply

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1893)
"The Duration of the Coal supply.—R. Nasse* estimates the supplies of coal ... That being so, the coal supply even of the United States would not last more ..."

2. Proceedings by Institution of Municipal Engineers, London, Incorporated Association of Municipal and County Engineers, Association of Municipal and Sanitary Engineers and Surveyors (1901)
"The extent of area of supply. 5. The capacity of the generating plant. 6. ... The price of supply, and whether a rebate should be given, ..."

3. The Lancet (1898)
"THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE METROPOLITAN WATER-supply. Tin; tenth meeting of the Royal Commissioner-) was held in the Moses Room of the House of Lords on ..."

4. Oecd Economic Surveys: United Kingdom by OECD. (2005)
"Policy measures to increase supply A major factor contributing to pronounced house price cycles has been an inelastic housing supply, as discussed in the ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"No general sewerage system is possible until a public water supply under pressure has been developed and so the very inability of the young communities to ..."

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