• WordNet 3.6
    • v supply state or say further "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
    • v supply give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
    • v supply give something useful or necessary to "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
    • v supply circulate or distribute or equip with "issue a new uniform to the children","supply blankets for the beds"
    • n supply the activity of supplying or providing something
    • n supply offering goods and services for sale
    • n supply an amount of something available for use
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year'ssupply of footballs.
    • Supply 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.
    • Supply An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies .
    • Supply Auxiliary troops or reënforcements.
    • a Supply Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
    • Supply That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
    • Supply The act of supplying; supplial.
    • Supply 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 .
    • Supply 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.
    • Supply 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.
    • Supply To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
    • Supply To serve instead of; to take the place of. "Burning ships the banished sun supply .""The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply His absent beams, had lighted up the sky."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The waste produced by one chicken in its lifetime can supply enough electricity to run a 100-watt bulb for five hours
    • supply To furnish with what is wanted; afford or furnish a sufficiency for; make provision for; satisfy; provide: with with before that which is provided: as, to supply the poor with clothing.
    • supply To serve instead of; take the place of; repair, as a vacancy or loss; fill: especially applied to places that have become vacant; specifically, of a pulpit, to occupy temporarily.
    • supply To give; grant; afford; provide; furnish.
    • supply To replenish or strengthen as any deficiency occurs; reinforce.
    • n supply The act of supplying what is wanted.
    • n supply That which is supplied; means of provision or relief; sufficiency for use or need; a quantity of something supplied or on hand; a stock; a store.
    • n supply In political economics, the amount or quantity of any commodity that is on the market and is available for purchase. Supply, as the correlative of demand, involves two factors—the possession of a commodity in quantity, and the offer of it for sale or exchange.
    • n supply plural Necessaries collected and held for distribution and use; stores: as, the army was cut off from its supplies.
    • n supply plural A grant of money provided by a national legislature to meet the expenses of government. The right of voting supplies in Great Britain is vested in the House of Commons; but a grant from the Commons is not effectual in law without the ultimate assent of the House of Lords and of the sovereign.
    • n supply Additional troops; reinforcements; succors.
    • n supply A person who temporarily takes the place of another; a substitute; specifically, a clergyman who officiates in a vacant charge, or in the temporary absence of the pastor.
    • n supply the engineer corps, to furnish portable military bridges, pontoons, intrenching-tools, torpedoes, and torpedo-supplies;
    • n supply the quartermaster's department, which furnishes clothing, fuel, forage, quarters, transportation, and camp and garrison equipage;
    • n supply the subsistence department, which furnishes the provisions; and.
    • n supply the medical department, which provides medicines, medical and hospital stores, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It can take up to a month for a rattlesnake to re-supply its venom
    • v.t Supply sup-plī′ to fill up, esp. a deficiency: to add what is wanted: to furnish: to fill a vacant place: to serve instead of
    • n Supply sup-plī′ act of supplying: that which is supplied or which supplies a want: amount of food or money provided (used generally in pl.): a grant of money provided by a legislature for the expenses of government: a person who takes another's duty temporarily, a substitute, esp. a clergyman
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  • John Barrymore
    “America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.”
  • Robert Collier
    “Supply always comes on the heels of demand.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.”
  • Florence Scovel Shinn
    Florence Scovel Shinn
    “There is a supply for every demand.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.”
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    “The supply of government exceeds demand.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For older supploy, F. suppléer, OF. also supployer, (assumed) LL. suppletare, from L. supplere, suppletum,; sub, under + plere, to fill, akin to plenus, full. See Plenty


In literature:

When the supply was exhausted the work in the laundry and kitchen had to stop, until a new supply was obtained.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
The Adelantado distributed among them various trinkets, which so pleased them that they came with still more abundant supplies.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
In these huge evergreen solitudes there is an inexhaustible supply of the finest timber in the world.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
He supplied texts, and he supplied voltage.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Moreover, a certain crop may demand a large supply of an element at a time of the year when the soil's supply is inactive.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
If there was no room for them, they ate lunches from the store's food supply at the counter.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
They had not taken a large supply of provisions with them in their canoes, for they had hoped to find a supply of game by the way.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Surplus in old hives to be used to supply its want to young hives.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
Even if the mother has but a small supply, the baby should not be weaned; the supply should be supplemented by modified milk.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
He had some food supplies, but the horse-rent was an unsolved problem.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall

In poetry:

Thou bruised and broken Bread,
My life-long wants supply;
As living souls are fed,
O feed me, or I die.
"I Hunger and I Thirst" by John Samuel Bewley Monsell
It comes first with the stream, and goes
Soon as the watery flood is dried.
Where may be found this bridge, disclose,
And who its beauteous form supplied!
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller
Pray'r is an arm which reaches very far —
E'en from the earth unto the etherial sky —
To her God's treasures never have a bar,
But thence she takes, what may her wants supply.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
But oh, the puir mither! hoo fen'd she the while?
She was worn oot wi' watchin', wi' sorrow, an' toil;
For want o' things needfu' her bosom was dry,
An' the wee greetin' wean gat little supply.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton
This is that heir to shame and pain,
For whom I only could descry
A world of trouble and disdain:
Yet, could I bear to see her die,
Or stretch her feeble hands in vain,
And, weeping, beg of me supply?
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe
I've seen what I would you could see,
The calm, the breeze, the gale, the motion
Of elements combined — yet free,
Each for itself, to vex the ocean;
And thought that words would ill supply
The cravings of the straining eye.
"To A Deaf And Dumb Lady" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, reached an agreement to supply its Oxyfuel technology to Sweden's Stena Aluminium , a producer of recycled aluminum .
Without amphibians , the insects that would go unchecked would threaten public health and food supplies.
Metso to Supply Crushing and Grinding Equipment to Anglo American in Chile.
RadiciGroup will supply yarn to Amicrotex, a project funded by the European funds for regional development with the goal of developing antimicrobial textiles.
Supply chain volatility compels organizations to develop relationships with backup suppliers.
In southwest Florida, more than 80 percent of the water supply comes from aquifers .
Willingham And Sons Building Supply And Septic Tank, Inc. Fulmer Building Supplies, Inc. Tru-Bilt Construction, Inc. Memories Forever Tattoo.
Fulmer Building Supplies, Inc. Willingham And Sons Building Supply And Septic Tank, Inc. Memories Forever Tattoo. offers a huge supply of discount office supplies in bulk .
Willingham And Sons Building Supply And Septic Tank, Inc. Fulmer Building Supplies, Inc. 1 month ago 348 views 0.
The effort, launched on the main supply route to Afghanistan, has suspended supplies sent to US and NATO forces there.
Ever wonder how the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps get the essential supplies they need to do their jobs — food, fuel, medical supplies, uniforms, repair parts, and more.
One of the two semi trucks packed with supplies for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort "From Cape May County with love from unnamed volunteers", which sent volunteers and and trucks packed with supplies to Hoboken on Sunday November 11, 2012.
Columbus has gathered these 3 customer case studies to highlight how supply chain professionals can have complete visibility of complex supply chain operations to maintain control and alignment with the business strategy of your company.
Were recipients of Supply Chain Innovation Award presented recently at the annual meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

In science:

The line near 450 Hz corresponds to the 9th harmonic of the external electricity supply.
Removing Line Interference from Gravitational Wave Interferometer Data
In the complementary case, supply it with an internal number and go to step 2.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The proportions for the mixing are communicated to the SHG by supplying the positive and negative contributions to the cross section separately.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
Thus we are using the internal state of the ion to supply as with information about the motional state.
Implementing the quantum random walk
The condition z = eν at r0 supplies the relation r2 The r.h.s. is positive when a < 1, which is the case.
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity