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Supply meaning

supply - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; " The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  2. 2. circulate or distribute or equip with; " issue a new uniform to the children"; " supply blankets for the beds"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To serve instead of; to take the place of.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
  7. 7. The act of supplying; supplial.
  8. 8. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
  9. 9. Auxiliary troops or reenforcements.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
  14. 14. Act of supplying; that which is supplied, or supplies a want; food, money, & c., supplied.
  15. 15. To fill up; furnish; provide.

supply - examples of usage

  1. Have the curers not shops from which they supply them? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. We have had to send to Sumburgh for it, but have generally got a supply before our meal was quite done. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. In winter the people always had a supply of meal of their own. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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