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Supply

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
supply (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to add as a - supplement
2.
Middle French alteration of
a) to provide for - satisfy laws by which the material wants of men are supplied Bulletin of Bates College
b) to make available for use - provide supplied the necessary funds
c) to satisfy the needs or wishes of
d) to furnish (organs, tissues, or cells) with a vital element (as blood or nerve fibers)
3.
intransitive verb
to substitute for another in , specifically to serve as a supply in (a church or pulpit) to serve as a supply or substitute
supply (noun)
1.
obsolete - assistance succor
2.
a) obsolete - reinforcements often used in plural
b) a member of the clergy filling a vacant pulpit temporarily
c) the quantity or amount (as of a commodity) needed or available - beer was in short supply in that hot weather Nevil Shute
d) - provisions stores usually used in plural
3.
the act or process of filling a want or need - engaged in the supply of raw materials to industry
4.
the quantities of goods or services offered for sale at a particular time or at one price
5.
something that maintains or constitutes a supply
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
supply (noun)
the number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time
SYNONYMS:
budget, force, fund, inventory, pool, repertoire, reservoir, stock
RELATED WORDS:
reserve, resource; cache, hoard, stockpile; refill, renewal, replacement; kitty, nest egg, pot, purse; fountain, mine, source, spring, well, wellspring
supply (verb)
1.
to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity
SYNONYMS:
accoutre ( accouter), equip, fit (out), gird, kit (up out), outfit, provision, rig, supply
RELATED WORDS:
stock, store; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; allocate, allot, assign; arm, fortify, prepare; reequip, refit, refurnish, reoutfit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deprive, dispossess, divest, strip
supply (verb)
2.
to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
SYNONYMS:
deliver, feed, give, hand, hand over, provide, supply
RELATED WORDS:
ply (with); administer, allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; assign, cede, deed, make over, transfer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, save
hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold
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