Supplies



verb (used with object), supplied, supplying.
1.
to furnish or provide (a person, establishment, place, etc.) with what is lacking or requisite:
to supply someone clothing; to supply a community with electricity.
2.
to furnish or provide (something wanting or requisite):
to supply electricity to a community.
3.
to make up, compensate for, or satisfy (a deficiency, loss, need, etc.):
The TVA supplied the need for cheap electricity.
4.
to fill or occupy as a substitute, as a vacancy, a pulpit, etc.:
During the summer local clergymen will supply the pulpit.
verb (used without object), supplied, supplying.
5.
to fill the place of another, especially the pulpit of a church, temporarily or as a substitute:
Who will supply until the new minister arrives?
noun, plural supplies.
6.
the act of supplying, furnishing, providing, satisfying, etc.:
to begin the supply of household help.
7.
something that is supplied:
The storm cut off our water supply.
8.
a quantity of something on hand or available, as for use; a stock or store:
Did you see our new supply of shirts?
9.
Usually, supplies. a provision, stock, or store of food or other things necessary for maintenance:
to lay in supplies for the winter.
10.
Economics. the quantity of a commodity that is in the market and available for purchase or that is available for purchase at a particular price.
11.
supplies, Military.

all items necessary for the equipment, maintenance, and operation of a military command, including food, clothing, arms, ammunition, fuel, materials, and machinery.
procurement, distribution, maintenance, and salvage of supplies.

12.
a person who fills a vacancy or takes the place of another, especially temporarily.
13.
supplies, Obsolete. reinforcement (def 4).
14.
Obsolete. aid.
verb -plies, -plying, -plied
1.
(transitive) often foll by with. to furnish with something that is required: to supply the community with good government
2.
(transitive; often foll by to or for) to make available or provide (something that is desired or lacking): to supply books to the library
3.
(transitive) to provide for adequately; make good; satisfy: who will supply their needs?
4.
to serve as a substitute, usually temporary, in (another’s position, etc): there are no clergymen to supply the pulpit
5.
(transitive) (Brit) to fill (a vacancy, position, etc)
noun (pl) -plies
6.

the act of providing or something that is provided
(as modifier): a supply dump

7.
(often pl) an amount available for use; stock
8.
(pl) food, equipment, etc, needed for a campaign or trip
9.
(economics)

willingness and ability to offer goods and services for sale
the amount of a commodity that producers are willing and able to offer for sale at a specified price Compare demand (sense 9)

10.
(military)

the management and disposal of food and equipment
(as modifier): supply routes

11.
(often pl) a grant of money voted by a legislature for government expenses, esp those not covered by other revenues
12.
(in Parliament and similar legislatures) the money voted annually for the expenses of the civil service and armed forces
13.

a person who acts as a temporary substitute
(as modifier): a supply vicar

14.
a source of electrical energy, gas, etc
15.
(obsolete) aid or assistance
adverb
1.
in a supple manner

supply definition

The amount of any given commodity available for sale at a given time.
see: in short supply

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