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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Supply  \Sup*ply"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Supplied};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Supplying}.]  [For  older  supploy,  F.  suppl['e]er,  OF  also 
  supployer  (assumed)  LL  suppletare  from  L.  supplere 
  suppletum  sub  under  +  plere  to  fill,  akin  to  plenus  full. 
  See  {Plenty}.] 
  1.  To  fill  up  or  keep  full;  to  furnish  with  what  is  wanted 
  to  afford,  or  furnish  with  a  sufficiency;  as  rivers  are 
  supplied  by  smaller  streams;  an  aqueduct  supplies  an 
  artificial  lake;  --  often  followed  by  with  before  the 
  thing  furnished;  as  to  supply  a  furnace  with  fuel;  to 
  supply  soldiers  with  ammunition. 
 
  2.  To  serve  instead  of  to  take  the  place  of 
 
  Burning  ships  the  banished  sun  supply.  --Waller. 
 
  The  sun  was  set  and  Vesper,  to  supply  His  absent 
  beams,  had  lighted  up  the  sky.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  fill  temporarily;  to  serve  as  substitute  for  another 
  in  as  a  vacant  place  or  office;  to  occupy;  to  have 
  possession  of  as  to  supply  a  pulpit. 
 
  4.  To  give  to  bring  or  furnish;  to  provide;  as  to  supply 
  money  for  the  war.  --Prior. 
 
  Syn:  To  furnish;  provide;  administer;  minister;  contribute; 
  yield;  accommodate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Supply  \Sup*ply"\,  a. 
  Serving  to  contain,  deliver,  or  regulate  a  supply  of 
  anything  as  a  supply  tank  or  valve. 
 
  {Supply  system}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  system  of  tubes  and  canals  in 
  sponges  by  means  of  which  food  and  water  are  absorbed.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Spongi[ae]}. 
 
  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. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  {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]: 
 
  supply 
  n  1:  an  amount  of  something  available  for  use 
  2:  offering  goods  and  services  for  sale  [ant:  {demand}] 
  3:  the  activity  of  supplying  or  providing  something  [syn:  {provision}, 
  {providing},  {supplying}] 
  v  1:  provide  or  furnish  with  "We  provided  the  room  with  an 
  electrical  heater"  [syn:  {provide},  {render},  {furnish}] 
  2:  circulate  or  distribute;  "issue  a  new  uniform  to  the 
  children"  [syn:  {issue}]  [ant:  {recall}] 
  3:  provide  what  is  desired  or  needed,  esp.  support,  food  or 
  sustenance;  "The  hostess  provided  lunch  for  all  the 
  guests"  [syn:  {provide},  {ply},  {cater}] 
  4:  state  or  say  further;  "  `It  doesn't  matter,'  "  he  supplied" 
  [syn:  {add},  {append}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Supply,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  22559 




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