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vb. To meet a need. 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. To serve instead of; to take the place of. 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. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.


Syn. - To furnish; provide; administer; minister; contribute; yield; accommodate.


 - n. pl. Supplies. The act of supplying; supplial. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.


Specifically: - (a) Auxiliary troops or reinforcements. (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 ...

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