Definitions for: Supply

[n] the activity of supplying or providing something
[n] offering goods and services for sale
[n] an amount of something available for use
[v] state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
[v] provide what is desired or needed, esp. support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
[v] provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"; "render assistence"
[v] circulate or distribute; "issue a new uniform to the children"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sup*ply", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplied; p. pr. & vb.
n. Supplying.] [For older supploy, F. suppl['e]er, OF. also
supployer, (assumed) LL. suppletare, from L. supplere,
suppletum; sub under + plere to fill, akin to plenus full.
See Plenty.]
1. 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. To serve instead of; to take the place of.

Burning ships the banished sun supply. --Waller.

The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply His absent
beams, had lighted up the sky. --Dryden.

3. 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.

4. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply
money for the war. --Prior.

Syn: To furnish; provide; administer; minister; contribute;
yield; accommodate.

Sup*ply", n.; pl. Supplies.
1. The act of supplying; supplial. --A. Tucker.

2. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use
or want. Specifically:
(a) Auxiliary troops or re["e]nforcements. ``My promised
supply of horsemen.'' --Shak.
(b) 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.
(c) An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or
Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures;
generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
(d) 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.

Stated supply (Eccl.), a clergyman employed to supply a
pulpit for a definite time, but not settled as a pastor.

Supply and demand. (Polit. Econ.) ``Demand means the
quantity of a given article which would be taken at a
given price. Supply means the quantity of that article
which could be had at that price.'' --F. A. Walker.

Sup*ply", a.
Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of
anything; as, a supply tank or valve.

Supply system (Zo["o]l.), the system of tubes and canals in
sponges by means of which food and water are absorbed. See
Illust. of Spongi[ae].

Synonyms: add, append, cater, furnish, issue, ply, provide, provide, provision, render, supplying

Antonyms: demand, recall

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