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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Supply  \Sup*ply"\,  n.;  pl  {Supplies}. 
  1.  The  act  of  supplying;  supplial.  --A.  Tucker. 
  2.  That  which  supplies  a  want  sufficiency  of  things  for  use 
  or  want  Specifically: 
  a  Auxiliary  troops  or  re["e]nforcements.  ``My  promised 
  supply  of  horsemen.''  --Shak. 
  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. 
  {Stated  supply}  (Eccl.),  a  clergyman  employed  to  supply  a 
  pulpit  for  a  definite  time,  but  not  settled  as  a  pastor. 
  {Supply  and  demand}.  (Polit.  Econ.)  ``Demand  means  the 
  quantity  of  a  given  article  which  would  be  taken  at  a 
  given  price.  Supply  means  the  quantity  of  that  article 
  which  could  be  had  at  that  price.''  --F.  A.  Walker. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  store  or  supply  (especially  of  food  or  clothing  or  arms) 
  [syn:  {stores},  {provisions}] 

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