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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  activity  of  supplying  or  providing  something  [syn:  {provision}, 
  {providing},  {supply}] 

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