Supply

Definition of Supply

Sup`ply´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Supplied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Supplying .]
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.
n.1.The act of supplying; supplial.
2.That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
3.Auxiliary troops or reënforcements.
4.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.
5.An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
6.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.
- F. A. Walker.
a.1.Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
Supply system
(Zool.) the system of tubes and canals in sponges by means of which food and water are absorbed. See Illust. of Spongiæ.

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