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Supply is sometimes a misspelling of supplies.

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Definition of the noun supply

What does supply mean as a name of something?

Supply is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: supplies

  1. an amount of something available for use
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
    • more specific word: reservoir = a large or extra supply of something
  2. offering goods and services for sale
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • antonym: demand
    • more generic term: economic process = any process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth
  3. the activity of supplying or providing something

Alternative definition of the noun supply


  1. [uncountable] The act of supplying.
  2. [countable] An amount of something supplied.
  3. [in the plural] provisions.

Definition of the adverb supply

What does supply mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. In a supple manner, with suppleness.

Definition of the verb supply

What does supply mean as a doing word?

Supply is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: supplied

  1. give something useful or necessary to
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]He reimbursed members | Hess supplied its customers
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] with [Theme]Brown presented Jones with a plaque
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Brown presented the plaque
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]Brown presented a plaque to Jones | They lent a bicycle to me | We contributed our paycheck to her

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): credit, entrust, furnish, serve.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of supply: furnish / provide / render
    • more generic word: give = transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    • more specific terms:
      • hydrate = supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
      • charge = energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
      • date = provide with a dateline
      • feed = feed into
      • calk = provide with calks
      • fund = provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
      • scant / skimp / stint = supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
      • terrasse / terrace = provide (a house) with a terrace
      • dado = provide with a dado
      • innervate = supply nerves to
      • offer = make available or accessible, provide or furnish
      • signalise / signalize = provide with traffic signals
      • extend / offer = make available
      • stock = provide or furnish with a stock of something
      • stock up / buy in / stock = amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
      • caption = provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
      • tube = provide with a tube or insert a tube into
      • ticket = provide with a ticket for passage or admission
      • stock = supply with livestock
      • stock = supply with fish
      • rim = furnish with a rim
      • fret = provide (a musical instrument) with frets
      • step = furnish with steps
      • rail = provide with rails
      • grate = furnish with a grate
      • capitalise / capitalize = supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
      • alphabetize = provide with an alphabet
      • wharf = provide with a wharf
      • air-condition / air-cool = equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature
      • uniform = provide with uniforms
      • railroad = supply with railroad lines
      • partner = provide with a partner
      • bewhisker / whisker = furnish with whiskers
      • subtitle = supply (a movie) with subtitles
      • headline = provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
      • match = provide funds complementary to
      • hobnail = supply with hobnails
      • wive = provide with a wife
      • victual = supply with food
      • surfeit / cloy = supply or feed to surfeit
      • heat = provide with heat
      • seat = provide with seats
      • seat = put a seat on a chair
      • ramp = furnish with a ramp
      • arm = supply with arms
      • interleave = provide (books) with blank leaves
      • glass / glaze = furnish with glass
      • crenellate / crenelate / crenel = supply with battlements
      • causeway = provide with a causeway
      • canalise / canalize / canal = provide (a city) with a canal
      • bush = provide with a bushing
      • brattice = supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines
      • furnish = provide or equip with furniture
      • slat = equip or bar with slats
      • berth = provide with a berth
      • bed = furnish with a bed
      • computerise / computerize = provide with computers
      • costume = furnish with costumes
      • bottom = provide with a bottom or a seat
      • rafter = provide (a ceiling) with rafters
      • tool = furnish with tools
      • key = provide with a key
      • fuel = provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
      • provision / purvey = supply with provisions
      • afford / yield / give = be the cause or source of
      • fit out / outfit / equip / fit = provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
      • transistorise / transistorize = equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
      • upholster = provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers
      • cleat = provide with cleats
      • coal = supply with coal
      • corbel = furnish with a corbel
      • cornice = furnish with a cornice
      • constitutionalize = provide with a constitution, as of a country
      • copper-bottom = provide with a copper bottom
      • curtain = provide with drapery
      • gate = supply with a gate
      • index = provide with an index
      • articulate / joint = provide with a joint
      • pour = supply in large amounts or quantities
      • pump = supply in great quantities
      • fire / fuel = provide with fuel
      • oversupply / flood / glut = supply with an excess of
      • toggle = provide with a toggle or toggles
      • patch = provide with a patch
      • water = provide with water
      • leverage = provide with leverage
      • tap = furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
      • top out / top = provide with a top or finish the top
      • reflectorise / reflectorize = provide with reflectors, such as chemicals
      • retrofit = provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture
      • border / edge = provide with a border or edge
      • machicolate = supply with projecting galleries
      • sanitate = provide with sanitary facilities or appliances
      • hat = furnish with a hat
      • theme = provide with a particular theme or motive
      • kern = furnish with a kern
      • headquarter = provide with headquarters
      • shelter = provide shelter for
  2. circulate or distribute or equip with
    • example: supply blankets for the beds
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of supply: issue
    • more generic word: distribute = make available
    • more specific words:
  3. give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
  4. state or say further

Alternative definition of the verb supply


  1. [transitive] To provide (something), to make (something) available for use.
  2. [transitive] To furnish or equip with.
  3. [transitive] To compensate for, or make up a deficiency of.
  4. [intransitive] To act as a substitute.


Supply is a small unincorporated community in Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA located around the intersection of US 17 and NC 211. Its name is derived from the use of the Lockwoods Folly River as a trade route in the 18th and 19th centuries. Residents of the nearby beach communities of Holden Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle, Caswell Beach, and Sunset Beach often used to commute to Supply for goods and other materials. This practice is still common, but development in the town of Southport and in the Intracoastal Waterway commercial districts has made traveling to Supply unnecessary.


Supply: In economics, supply refers to the amount of a product that producers and firms are willing to sell at a given price when all other factors being held constant. Usually, supply is plotted as a supply curve showing the relationship of price to the amount of product businesses are willing to sell.

  • also known as 供應

Phrases with Supply

Phrases starting with the word Supply:

  1. supply line
  2. supply ship
  3. Supply Side
  4. Supply-Side
  5. Supply chain
  6. Supply depot
  7. supply route
  8. Supply-Sider
  9. supply closet
  10. supply chamber
  11. supply officer
  12. Supply teacher
  13. Supply and Demand

Phrases ending with the word Supply:

  1. Blood Supply
  2. money supply
  3. Power supply
  4. water supply
  5. In Short Supply

Other phrases containing the word Supply:

  1. building supply house
  2. building supply store

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Supply

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Google previewOfficial Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1908)

by United States. Patent Office

means for supplying steam to the condensing chamber, a main valve controlling said steam supply means, an auxiliary steam supply means by which the main valve Is moved to and from the closed position, an auxiliary valve controlling the ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2010)


Multiple-voltage eaternal power supply means an external power supply that is designed to convert line voltage AC input into more than one simultaneous lower -voltage Output. j. Nameplate input frequency means the AC input frequency of ...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Pt. 200-499, Revised as of January 1 2011 (2011)

Multiple-voltage external power supply means an external power supply that is designed to convert line voltage AC input into more than one simultaneous lower -voltage output. j. Nameplate input frequency means the AC input frequency of the ...

Google previewPractical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (2005)

by K. S. Clifford Chao, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Gokhan Ozyigit

The arterial supply is the lingual artery, a branch of the external carotid artery. The tongue is a muscular organ composed of the styloglossus, hyoglossus, and hyoid muscles. It is covered by a mucous membrane with stratified squamous ...

Google previewSupercollider 4 (2012)

by John Nonte

LEB DC POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS LEB Power Amplifier Anode Power Supply The anode power supply is an oil-filled, ...

Google previewMitchell's Structure & Fabric (2013)

by J S Foster

The primary air supply is that air which feeds the fire bed and contains the oxygen necessary for combustion. The secondary air supply is that required to cause the column of air heated by the fireto rise up the flue carrying away with it the ...

Google previewGet Through MRCS: Anatomy 2E (2012)

by Simon Overstall, Amit Zaveri

The nerve supply is the ansa cervicalis. Lying deep to the sternohyoid in ...

Google previewHow to Think and Reason in Macroeconomics (2000)

by P. C. V N. Fourie

With V stable, the money supply is the chief determinant of aggregate expenditure, and therefore also of nominal income Px Y. □ Fluctuations in aggregate expenditure are therefore largely explained by fluctuations in the nominal money ...

Google previewToward Sustainable Development (2000)

An Ecological Economics Approach by Philip Andrew Lawn

The nominal money supply is the nominal or face value of the stock of money. The real money supply is a measure of the purchasing power of money and is calculated by dividing the nominal money supply by an aggregate price index, such ...

Google previewGreen Tech (2009)

How to Plan and Implement Sustainable IT Solutions by Lawrence WEBBER, Michael WALLACE

power supply inefficiency comes from its design A power supply is a multistep operation. The first step is to reduce the voltage from 120 volts ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 3 (P - Z) (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Mark Smith, Purdue University Supply Networks: Developing and Maintaining Relationships and Strategies Supply Networks:...

Supply Chain Management and the Value Chain 388 Supply Chain Models 389 Sourcing- Intensive Supply ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Category: Supply Chain Management Genevieve Mushaluk University of Manitoba, Canada Jing Chen Dalhousie University, Canada INTRODUCTION The term supply chain management (SCM) was first coined by Keith Oliver in 1982.

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Collaboration (2007)

by Kock, Ned

Supply. Chain. Sharon A. Cox Birmingham City University, UK John S. Perkins Newman College of Higher Education, UK IntroductIon The exchange of information is recognised as a major enablerofeffective supply chain management.

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

supply — The procurement, distribution, maintenance while in storage, and salvage of supplies, including the determination of kind and quantity of supplies. a. producer phase — That ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

focus “blame” for illicit drugs outside of the United States, onto countries that were producing “excess supply.” Over the course of the next two decades, particularly with the advent of the United Nations and its Commission on Narcotic Drugs in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management (2005)

by Coakes, Elayne

Supply. Chain. Logistics Sourcing Knowledge Management Process. 293...

Supply chains involve not only multiple corporate entities but also organizational units within a single organization. We present ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary for Building Construction (1993)

by John E. Traister



Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two Volume Set) (2009)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass

quantity theory of money The classical equation of exchange as it is applied today equates the money supply multiplied by the velocity of circulation (the number of times the average currency unit changes hands in a given year) with the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

When a loop of intestine passes through a narrow opening in the abdominal wall, its blood supply is at risk. Veins are more easily compressed than arteries, so blood can get into the loop but cannot get out. Unless the loop is quickly restored ...

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Quotes about Supply

Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation. (Orison Swett Marden)
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Scrabble value of S1U1P3P3L1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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