Definitions of supply

  1. state or say further; "` It doesn't matter, ' he supplied"
  2. provide what is desired or needed, esp. support, food or sustenance; " The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  3. circulate or distribute; " issue a new uniform to the children"
  4. offering goods and services for sale
  5. an amount of something available for use
  6. To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
  7. 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.
  8. To serve instead of; to take the place of.
  9. To fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of; as, to supply a pulpit.
  10. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
  11. The act of supplying; supplial.
  12. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
  13. Auxiliary troops or reenforcements.
  14. The food, and the like, which meets the daily necessities of an army or other large body of men; store; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the army was discontented for lack of supplies.
  15. An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
  16. A person who fills a place for a time; one who supplies the place of another; a substitute; esp., a clergyman who supplies a vacant pulpit.
  17. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
  18. To furnish with what is required; as, to supply a people with food; to furnish; as, to supply food for a people; to fill temporarily; as, to supply a pulpit; make up for; as, to supply a loss.
  19. The act of providing or furnishing; that which is furnished; amount of any article on hand to meet a demand.
  20. Supplying.
  21. To fill up, esp. a deficiency: to add what is wanted: to furnish: to fill a vacant place: to serve instead of:- pa. t. and pa. p. supplied.
  22. Act of supplying: that which is supplied or which supplies a wan amount of food or money provided ( used generally in pl.).
  23. Act of supplying; that which is supplied, or supplies a want; food, money, & c., supplied.
  24. To fill up; furnish; provide.
  25. To furnish with what is needed.
  26. To give; afford.
  27. To occupy temporarily.
  28. The available aggregate of things needed or demanded.
  29. An amount sufficient for a given use.
  30. A temporary incumbent.
  31. Moneys granted by the British Parliament for public expenditure.
  32. The act of supplying; sufficiency of things for use or want; the necessary stores and provisions.
  33. To fill up as any deficiency happens; to furnish what is wanted; to serve instead of; to bring or furnish; to fill vacant room or a vacancy.
  34. To fill; to give or afford what is wanted; to serve instead of; to provide; to bring or furnish; to fill vacant room.
  35. Sufficiency of things for use or want; the necessary stores and provisions; relief of want.

Usage examples for supply

  1. It is best to supply " one," which is evidently implied in what follows. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  2. Mother says the French girl is thus because it is what the average Frenchman wants, the old story of supply and demand. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  3. Several English gentlemen were moved with pity when they saw Boone thus a helpless prisoner, and offered to supply his wants. – The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman by Uncle Philip
  4. Half of our food supply is gone now. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  5. I am not in need, besides I have no great way to go to where I can get a fresh supply. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  6. He always keeps a good supply on hand, and has the very best means of supply. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  7. Some breaking off, others were immediately got out to supply their places. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. The water supply is pure. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  9. I haven't them with me at the moment, but I'll engage to supply them before Molly goes home. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  10. Our job is simply to supply the public with the books it wants when it wants them. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  11. His only anxiety is to know her wants and to supply them. – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  12. Clarence lost no time in seeking to supply her place. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. The supply of air was as perfect as it could well be. – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  14. Such atrophy may appear and disappear quickly, and may result from an injury to the nerve supply of the muscle as well as from favoring the part. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  15. This it does by a law known as the law of supply and demand. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  16. I'd supply a date with pleasure. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  17. The cards are in short supply! – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  18. Would you supply any other line of business in this town, Mr. Bulder? – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  19. I will give them to you gladly and will supply men to help run them down at my own expense if you will let the rest of my sheep come north on your range. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan