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Definition of Supply


  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.
  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.
  5. The act of supplying; supplial.
  6. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
  7. Auxiliary troops or reenforcements.
  8. 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.
  9. An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
  10. 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.
  11. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.

Supply Quotations

I love dessert. All kinds. But there's something about ice cream that makes me happy. I am drawn to its simplicity. I am perplexed by the endless supply of constantly growing flavor options. And I am always in the mood for sprinkles and a sugar cone.
Rachel Nichols

I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
Stephen Hawking

Globalization has produced a new of level of interdependence among us. The economy and multinational supply chains do not abide by political boundaries. A computer ordered in Brazil is designed in California and assembled in several other countries. Economic integration was the first strong evidence of a new era.
Eduardo Paes

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
Woodrow Wilson

If we are to meet the growing electricity demand in the United States without significantly increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, we must maintain a diverse supply of electricity, and nuclear power must be part of that mix.
Judy Biggert
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Supply Translations

supply in Afrikaans is inlewer, lewer, voorraad, aflewer
supply in Dutch is aanvoer, bezorging
supply in French is livraison, fournir, pourvoir, provision, munir
supply in German is eingeben, versorgen, speisen, liefern, beschaffen
supply in Italian is fornitura, rifornimento, provvedere, fornire
supply in Latin is ministro, exorno, suggero, praebeo, copia
supply in Norwegian is levere
supply in Portuguese is fonte
supply in Spanish is suministro, suministrar, reten, proveer
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