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supply1

sup·ply1

supply1

 
pronunciation:
s plaI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: supplied, supplies, supplying
definition: to provide what is wanted or needed.
The teacher supplied the students with pens and paper.
synonyms:
provide
similar words:
accommodate, cater to, equip, stock
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: supplies
definition: (plural) materials that you keep available and use whenever you need them.
We keep cleaning supplies in a separate closet.
 
derivation: supplier (n.)
Word Builder: supply +
  • supplier:
    a person or company that supplies things.
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The word supply contains the following part:
sup- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix sup- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots that begin with "p," such as "port." See sub-