supplying


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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.supplying - the activity of supplying or providing somethingsupplying - the activity of supplying or providing something
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
irrigation - supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
fueling, refueling - the activity of supplying or taking on fuel
care delivery, health care delivery, healthcare delivery - the provision of health care
issuance, issuing, issue - the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
logistics - handling an operation that involves providing labor and materials be supplied as needed
purveyance - the act of supplying something
stocking - the activity of supplying a stock of something; "he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"
subvention - the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
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Jo soon found that her innocent experience had given her but few glimpses of the tragic world which underlies society, so regarding it in a business light, she set about supplying her deficiencies with characteristic energy.
Whatever was her own in the house, everything which she had acquired aside from her husband's bounty, she caused to be transported to the other house, supplying simple and meager deficiencies from her own resources.
You have no warranty for such an audacious doctrine, nor any covenant to support it," cried David who was deeply tinctured with the subtle distinctions which, in his time , and more especially in his province, had been drawn around the beautiful simplicity of revelation, by endeavoring to penetrate the awful mystery of the divine nature, supplying faith by self-sufficiency, and by consequence, involving those who reasoned from such human dogmas in absurdities and doubt; "your temple is reared on the sands, and the first tempest will wash away its foundation.
The same, I say, because in all these cases the native American liberally provides the brains, the rest of the world as generously supplying the muscles.
There are two royal fish so styled by the English law writers -- the whale and the sturgeon; both royal property under certain limitations, and nominally supplying the tenth branch of the crown's ordinary revenue.