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sup·ply

 (sə-plī′)
tr.v. sup·plied, sup·ply·ing, sup·plies
1. To make available for use; provide: Does the hotel supply towels?
2. To provide something necessary or desired to; furnish or equip: supplied the players with uniforms. See Synonyms at furnish.
3. To have as a necessary or desirable feature: a crime scene that supplied valuable evidence.
4. To fill sufficiently; satisfy: supply a need.
5. To make up for (a deficiency, for example); compensate for.
n. pl. sup·plies
1. The act of supplying: funds for the supply of the expedition.
2. An amount available or sufficient for a given use; stock: Our supply of milk is low.
3. often supplies Materials or provisions stored and dispensed when needed.
4. Economics The amount of a commodity available for meeting a demand or for purchase at a given price.

[Middle English supplien, to help, complete, furnish with additional troops, from Old French soupleer, to fill up, from Latin supplēre : sub-, from below; see sub- + plēre, to fill; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

sup·pli′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commoditysupplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
black marketeer - someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
caterer - someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
connection - a supplier (especially of narcotics)
dispenser - a person who dispenses
distributer, distributor - someone who markets merchandise
purveyor - someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
recruiter - someone who supplies members or employees
stockist - one (as a retailer or distributor) that stocks goods
provisioner, sutler, victualer, victualler - a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
Translations
dodavatel
leverandør
tavarantoimittaja
dobavljač
供給者
공급하는 사람
leverantör
ผู้จัดหาสิ่งของให้
nhà cung cấp

supplier

[səˈplaɪəʳ] N (Comm) (= distributor) → distribuidor(a) m/f; (= provider) → abastecedor(a) m/f, proveedor(a) m/f
from your usual supplierde su proveedor habitual

supplier

[səˈplaɪər] nfournisseur m

supplier

n (Comm) → Lieferant(in) m(f)

supplier

[səˈplaɪəʳ] n (Comm) → fornitore/trice

supplier

مُوَرِّد dodavatel leverandør Lieferant προμηθευτής proveedor tavarantoimittaja fournisseur dobavljač fornitore 供給者 공급하는 사람 leverancier leverandør dostawca fornecedor поставщик leverantör ผู้จัดหาสิ่งของให้ satıcı nhà cung cấp 供应商
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From the big wholesale suppliers down through the salary list to office stationery and postage stamps, he kept the thumb-screws turning.
Oakshott, 117, Brixton Road, egg and poultry supplier.
Alone, I should have been ignorant of the names of these giant growths, but our men of science pointed out the cedars, the great silk cotton trees, and the redwood trees, with all that profusion of various plants which has made this continent the chief supplier to the human race of those gifts of Nature which depend upon the vegetable world, while it is the most backward in those products which come from animal life.
Suppliers and their customers are global enterprises.
One of Kraft's valued suppliers is Adhesive Systems Incorporated (ASI), an adhesives manufacturing company.
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However, foreign suppliers sometimes neglect their own study of the market once they hire a Japanese distributor.
Lower Prices from Suppliers -- Less human intervention, no paper invoices, fewer payment problems and no reconciliation issues result in reduced prices for the supplier as well as the purchaser.
As globalization in assembly and component manufacture expands, the Big Three automakers have steered their drive for quality a step further by issuing a new set of standards for their suppliers.
Share the results with your suppliers frequently, too -- and not just when problems occur.
Fierce competition among an expanded field of equipment suppliers in a slow-growing machinery market has battered prices for corotating, intermeshing machines in recent years.
In a speech at the National Association of Black Automotive Suppliers' 5th Annual Scholarship Dinner at the Cobo Convention Center, Lutz said, "First-tier suppliers who meet the 5 percent target will have a very good chance of continuing to be our suppliers.

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