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1    afford, cater to or for, come up with, contribute, endow, equip, fill, furnish, give, grant, minister, outfit, produce, provide, purvey, replenish, satisfy, stock, store, victual, yield  
2    cache, fund, hoard, quantity, reserve, reservoir, source, stock, stockpile, store  
3      (usually plural)    equipment, food, foodstuff, items, materials, necessities, provender, provisions, rations, stores  
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  ( supplies    plural & 3rd person present)   ( supplying    present participle)   ( supplied    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you supply someone with something that they want or need, you give them a quantity of it. agreement not to produce or supply chemical weapons.      V n  
...a pipeline which will supply the major Greek cities with Russian natural gas.      V n with n  
...the blood vessels supplying oxygen to the brain.      V n to n  
2       n-plural   You can use supplies to refer to food, equipment, and other essential things that people need, especially when these are provided in large quantities.  
oft n N  
What happens when food and gasoline supplies run low?..., The country's only supplies are those it can import by lorry from Vietnam.     
3       n-var   A supplyof something is an amount of it which someone has or which is available for them to use.  
N of n, n N  
The brain requires a constant supply of oxygen..., Most urban water supplies in the United States now contain fluoride in varying amounts.     
4       n-uncount   Supply is the quantity of goods and services that can be made available for people to buy.     (BUSINESS, Antonym: demand)  
Prices change according to supply and demand.     
5    If something is in short supply, there is very little of it available and it is difficult to find or obtain.  
in short supply      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
Food is in short supply all over the country...     

money supply     
Themoney supply is the total amount of money in a country's economy at any one time.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount   usu the N  
They believed that controlling the money supply would reduce inflation.     
supply line        ( supply lines    plural  ) A supply line is a route along which goods and equipment are transported to an army during a war.      n-count  
The bombing campaign appears aimed at cutting the supply lines between Germany and its army in occupied France.     
supply teacher        ( supply teachers    plural  ) A supply teacher is a teacher whose job is to take the place of other teachers at different schools when they are unable to be there.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use substitute teacher     
water supply        ( water supplies    plural  ) The water supply in an area is the water which is collected and passed through pipes to buildings for people to use.      n-count  
The town is without electricity and the water supply has been cut off.     

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a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
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