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NOUN (3)

1. an amount of something available for use;

2. offering goods and services for sale;

3. the activity of supplying or providing something;
[syn: provision, supply, supplying]


VERB (4)

1. give something useful or necessary to;
- Example: "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
[syn: supply, provide, render, furnish]

2. circulate or distribute or equip with;
- Example: "issue a new uniform to the children"
- Example: "supply blankets for the beds"
[syn: issue, supply]

3. give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance;
- Example: "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
[syn: provide, supply, ply, cater]

4. state or say further;
- Example: "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
[syn: add, append, supply]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Supply \Sup*ply"\, n.; pl. Supplies. 1. The act of supplying; supplial. --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster] 2. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Auxiliary troops or reenforcements. "My promised supply of horsemen." --Shak. [1913 Webster] (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. [1913 Webster] (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. [1913 Webster] (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. [1913 Webster] Stated supply (Eccl.), a clergyman employed to supply a pulpit for a definite time, but not settled as a pastor. [U.S.] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Supply \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. [1913 Webster] 2. To serve instead of; to take the place of. [1913 Webster] Burning ships the banished sun supply. --Waller. [1913 Webster] The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply His absent beams, had lighted up the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Syn: To furnish; provide; administer; minister; contribute; yield; accommodate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Supply \Sup*ply"\, a. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve. [1913 Webster] Supply system (Zool.), the system of tubes and canals in sponges by means of which food and water are absorbed. See Illust. of Spongiae. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

supply n 1: an amount of something available for use 2: offering goods and services for sale [ant: demand] 3: the activity of supplying or providing something [syn: provision, supply, supplying] v 1: give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater" [syn: supply, provide, render, furnish] 2: circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds" [syn: issue, supply] [ant: recall] 3: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests" [syn: provide, supply, ply, cater] 4: state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied" [syn: add, append, supply]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

134 Moby Thesaurus words for "supply": ability, accommodate, accommodate with, accouterment, accumulation, acting, ad interim, afford, armament, assets, available means, balance, cache, capacity, capital, capital goods, capitalization, cater to, catering, chandlery, clothe, come up with, contribute, deliver, delivery, devices, dispense, disposable resources, distribute, distribution, donate, endow, endowment, equip, equipment, favor with, feed, fill, fill up, find, finding, fit out, fitting out, fulfill, fund, funds, furnish, furnishing, furnishment, give, grist, hand, hand over, heap upon, hoard, holdings, indulge with, interim, inventory, invest, investment, keep, lavish upon, liquid assets, logistics, maintain, make available, make provision for, material resources, materials, materiel, means, method, outfit, outfitting, pour on, power, preparation, prepare, present, pro tem, pro tempore, procurement, property, provide, provide for, providing, provision, provisioning, purvey, purveyance, quantity, raw material, recourses, recruit, reinforcement, replenish, replenishment, reserve, reservoir, resorts, resource, resources, resupply, retailing, rig out, satisfy, sell, selling, shower down upon, staple, stock, stocking, stockpile, stockpiling, store, stuff, subsidization, subsidize, subsidy, substances, subvention, supplying, support, surplus, transfer, turn over, victual, victualing, ways, ways and means, wherewith, wherewithal, yield