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Definition of Supply

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provide something that is needed or desired; furnish, equip; make up for, compensate for; temporarily substitute for
act of providing; provision, something that is supplied; reserve, stock; quantity of a commodity available for purchase (Economics)
Supply Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Supply Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To serve instead of; to take the place of.
  
(v. t.)
To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The act of supplying; supplial.
  
(n.)
That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
  
(n.)
Auxiliary troops or reenforcements.
  
(n.)
An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(a.)
Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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supply
\sup*ply"\, n.; pl. supplies (&?;).
1. the act of supplying; supplial. tucker.
2. that which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want. specifically: (a) auxiliary troops or reënforcements. "my promised supply of horsemen." (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. (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. (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.


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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dirprwo = v. to supply
Dirprwy = n. a supply
Ymddiodi = v. to supply one's self with drink
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an amount of something available for use
(hypernym) indefinite quantity
(hyponym) reservoir
(derivation) provide, ply, cater
2. offering goods and services for sale
(antonym) demand
(hypernym) economic process
(derivation) issue
3. the activity of supplying or providing something
(synonym) provision, supplying
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) irrigation
(derivation) provide, ply, cater

Verb
1. provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
(synonym) provide, render, furnish
(hypernym) give
(hyponym) hydrate
(derivation) provision, supplying
2. circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
(synonym) issue
(hypernym) distribute
(hyponym) unblock, unfreeze, free, release
(derivation) provision, supplying
3. provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
(synonym) provide, ply, cater
(hypernym) give
(hyponym) staff
(derivation) provision, supplying
4. state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"
(synonym) add, append
(hypernym) state, say, tell
(hyponym) slip in, stick in, sneak in, insert
Supply Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
the total amount of a good or service available for purchase; along with demand, one of the two key determinants of price.
if demand is held constant, an increase in supply leads to a decreased price, while a decrease in supply leads to an increased price.
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A Guide to Futures and Options Market Terminology : English-English
The quantity of a good available to meet demand. Supply consists of inventories from previous production, current production, and expected future production. Because resources are scarce, supply creates demand. Only price must be determined.
Supply Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: VIRGINIA
City: SUPPLY
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The procurement, distribution, maintenance while in storage, and salvage of supplies, including the determination of kind and quantity of supplies. a. producer phase — That phase of military supply that extends from determination of procurement schedules to acceptance of finished supplies by the Military Services. b. consumer phase — That phase of military supply which extends from receipt of finished supplies by the Military Services through issue for use or consumption.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Supply Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
The willingness and ability of potential sellers to offer various specific amounts of a good or service for sale at each of a variety of alternative prices during a particular time period.

[See also: law of supply, supply schedule, supply curve, demand]

Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
The process by which the Government submits its projected annual expenditures for parliamentary approval. It includes consideration of the Main and Supplementary Estimates, interim supply, motions to restore or reinstate items in the Estimates, appropriation bills, and motions debated on allotted days.

Compare: aids.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Supply Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electrochemistry Dictionary
Alternative expression for source.
EIA Energy Glossary
The components of petroleum supply are field production, refinery production, imports, and net receipts when calculated on a PAD District basis.
A set of categories used to account for how crude oil and petroleum products are transferred, distributed, or placed into the supply stream. The categories include field production, refinery production, and imports. Net receipts are also included on a Petroleum Administration for Defense (PAD) District basis to account for shipments of crude oil and petroleum products across districts.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Bureau of Labor Statistics Glossary
Is likely to refer to the labor force (q.v.). The concept focuses on worker characteristics, especially their education and training, but also characteristics such as experience (often considered to be correlated with age), physical strength (often considered to be inversely correlated with age), ability to work in teams, etc. Some demographic characteristics are not to be considered in hiring and promotion decisions, but which are studied include gender, race, ethnicity, parental and marital statuses. See also http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils38.pdf
© U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Supply
Supply Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Supply may refer to:
  • The amount of a resource that is available
    • Supply (economics), the amount of a product which is available to customers
    • Materiel, the goods and equipment for a military unit to fulfill its mission
  • Supply, as in confidence and supply, the provision of funds for government expenditure
  • Narcissistic supply, the way in which a narcissistic individual requires affirmation, approval, and admiration from others in the same way as the infant requires an external supply of food
  • Supply, North Carolina, an unincorporated community in Brunswick County, North Carolina

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