Supply
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 re["e]nforcements. ``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]


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  • 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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supply — may refer to:*Supply and demand theory *Government budget, in the Westminster System *Materiel, the goods and equipment that a military unit needs to fulfill its missionee also*Logistics *Military Supply Chain Management *Provider *Public finance …   Wikipedia

  • supply — supply1 [sə plī′] vt. supplied, supplying [ME supplyen < MFr supplier < L supplere, to fill up < sub ,SUB + plere, to fill: see FULL1] 1. to give, furnish, or provide (what is needed or wanted) [to supply tools to workers] 2. to meet t …   English World dictionary

  • Supply — Sup*ply , a. Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve. [1913 Webster] {Supply system} (Zo[ o]l.), the system of tubes and canals in sponges by means of which food and water are absorbed. See Illust …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supply — ► VERB (supplies, supplied) 1) make (something needed) available to someone. 2) provide with something needed. 3) be adequate to satisfy (a requirement or demand). ► NOUN (pl. supplies) 1) a stock or amount of someth …   English terms dictionary

  • supply# — supply vb *provide, furnish Analogous words: *replace, supplant, supersede: compensate, satisfy, recompense (see PAY): fulfill, *satisfy, answer: sustain, *support, prop, bolster, buttress supply n * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • supply — I verb accommodate with, accouter, administer, afford, bestow, cater, contribute, deal out, deliver, distribute, endow, endue, equip, feed, fill up, fit out, furnish, give, grant, invest, lavish, maintain, minister, ministrare, oblige, outfit,… …   Law dictionary

  • supply — [n] reserve of goods accumulation, amount, backlog, cache, fund, hoard, inventory, number, quantity, reservoir, source, stock, stockpile, store, surplus; concept 712 Ant. debt, lack supply [v] furnish, provide, give a resource afford, cater,… …   New thesaurus

  • Supply —   [sə plaɪ, englisch] der, s, Vorrat, Bestand, in der Wirtschaftstheorie das Angebot; Gegensatz: Demand …   Universal-Lexikon

  • supply — The mode, method, or route by which a given post office or locality receives its mail …   Glossary of postal terms

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