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supply

  
[1]  
      vb   , -plies, -plying, -plied  
1    tr; often foll by: with   to furnish with something that is required  
to supply the community with good government     
2    tr; often foll by: to or for   to make available or provide (something that is desired or lacking)  
to supply books to the library     
3    tr   to provide for adequately; make good; satisfy  
who will supply their needs?     
4    to serve as a substitute, usually temporary, in (another's position, etc.)  
there are no clergymen to supply the pulpit     
5    tr     (Brit)   to fill (a vacancy, position, etc.)  
      n   pl   , -plies  
6   
a    the act of providing or something that is provided  
b    (as modifier)  
a supply dump     
7    often pl   an amount available for use; stock  
8    pl   food, equipment, etc., needed for a campaign or trip  
9      (Economics)  
a    willingness and ability to offer goods and services for sale  
b    the amount of a commodity that producers are willing and able to offer for sale at a specified price  
   Compare       demand       9  
10      (Military)  
a    the management and disposal of food and equipment  
b    (as modifier)  
supply routes     
11    often pl   a grant of money voted by a legislature for government expenses, esp. those not covered by other revenues  
12    (in Parliament and similar legislatures) the money voted annually for the expenses of the civil service and armed forces  
13   
a    a person who acts as a temporary substitute  
b    (as modifier)  
a supply vicar     
14    a source of electrical energy, gas, etc.  
15    Obsolete   aid or assistance  
     (C14: from Old French souppleier, from Latin supplere to complete, from sub- up + plere to fill)  
  suppliable      adj  
  supplier      n  
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n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
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