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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 1: to provide.
The state supplied food to the homeless.
synonyms:
furnish, provide
similar words:
afford, contribute, deliver, dish out, distribute, give, render, serve, stock
definition 2: to provide what is wanted or needed (usually followed by "with").
The teacher supplied the students with pens and paper.
synonyms:
furnish, provide
similar words:
accommodate, cater to, equip, outfit, provision, serve, stock
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: supplies
definition 1: the act of providing or supplying.
That department is in charge of supply.
synonyms:
provision
definition 2: an amount of something available for use; stock.
The supply of food was not enough for the whole month.
synonyms:
stock, store
similar words:
reserve
definition 3: (plural) materials kept for use as needed.
We packed supplies for our trip.
 
synonyms:
provisions
similar words:
hoard
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-