Definitions of supply

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To fill up; furnish; provide.
  4. To furnish with what is needed.
  5. To give; afford.
  6. To occupy temporarily.
  7. 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.
  8. To fill; to give or afford what is wanted; to serve instead of; to provide; to bring or furnish; to fill vacant room.
  9. Supplying.
  10. Moneys granted by the British Parliament for public expenditure.
  11. an amount of something available for use
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To serve instead of; to take the place of.
  15. 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.
  16. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
  17. The act of supplying; supplial.
  18. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
  19. Auxiliary troops or reenforcements.
  20. 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.
  21. An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
  22. 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.
  23. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
  24. The act of providing or furnishing; that which is furnished; amount of any article on hand to meet a demand.
  25. Act of supplying: that which is supplied or which supplies a wan amount of food or money provided ( used generally in pl.).
  26. Act of supplying; that which is supplied, or supplies a want; food, money, & c., supplied.
  27. The available aggregate of things needed or demanded.
  28. An amount sufficient for a given use.
  29. A temporary incumbent.
  30. The act of supplying; sufficiency of things for use or want; the necessary stores and provisions.
  31. Sufficiency of things for use or want; the necessary stores and provisions; relief of want.