Supply - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈplaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word supply
Brit.  |səˈplaɪ|  British pronunciation of the word supply

noun

- an amount of something available for use
- offering goods and services for sale
- the activity of supplying or providing something (syn: provision)
- give something useful or necessary to (syn: furnish, provide, render)
- circulate or distribute or equip with (syn: issue)
- give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance (syn: cater, ply, provide)
- state or say further (syn: add, append)

Examples

The company supplied the necessary money.

You'll have to supply your own food.

He bought a month's supply of cigarettes.

They took a month's worth of supplies on the camping trip.

The town is in need of basic medical supplies.

a store that sells art supplies

The state is trying to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs.

The storm interrupted the town's electricity supply.

Prices change according to demand and supply.

Each soldier is supplied with two pairs of boots.

We can supply the goods from our main store.

Supply words that are wanting.

I've only got a week's supply of tablets left.

There was a plentiful supply of cheap labour.

The nation's fuel supplies will not last forever.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: supply
he/she/it: supplies
present participle: supplying
past tense: supplied
past participle: supplied
noun
singular: supply
plural: supplies
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