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supply1

sup·ply1

supply1

 
pronunciation:
s plaI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: supplied, supplies, supplying
definition 1: to provide (what is wanted or required).
The Red Cross supplied medicine to the homeless after the hurricane.The bank supplied the information we needed to process your application.You need to supply more details in this paragraph.The nourishing food supplied strength to his ailing body.
synonyms:
furnish, provide
similar words:
afford, contribute, deliver, dish out, distribute, dole, give, mete, purvey, render, serve, stock
definition 2: to provide (a person, group, or entity) with what is wanted or required (usu. fol. by with).
The state supplied the earthquake victims with food.His sister supplied him with the answer to the question.
synonyms:
furnish, provide
similar words:
accommodate, cater to, equip, gird, outfit, provision, serve, stock
definition 3: to compensate for a lack or deficiency of.
synonyms:
compensate for, make up
similar words:
fulfill, replenish, satisfy, stock up, substitute
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to fill a position as a substitute or replacement for another.
I understand the job pretty well; perhaps I could supply?
synonyms:
fill in, substitute
similar words:
cover, sub
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: supplies
definition 1: the act of providing or supplying.
Our department is in charge of supply.
synonyms:
provision
definition 2: something that is provided or supplied.
The Red Cross distributed the food supplies.
synonyms:
provision
definition 3: an amount of something available for use; stock.
Our supply of water was running low.
synonyms:
stock, stockpile, store
similar words:
arsenal, reserve
definition 4: (pl.) provisions or materials kept in reserve to be used as needed.
Office supplies are kept in this closet.The ship carried supplies to the troops overseas.
 
synonyms:
provisions, stockpile, stores
similar words:
hoard
definition 5: in economics, the amount of a commodity available for purchase at a particular price.
The supply did not meet demand, so production had to be stepped up.
derivation: supplier (n.)
Word Builder: supply +
  • supplier:
    a person or company that supplies things.
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Word Parts
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-