From (etyl) souploier, from (etyl) .
To provide (something), to make (something) available for use.
- to supply money for the war
To furnish or equip with.
To fill up, or keep full.
- to supply''' a furnace with fuel; to '''supply soldiers with ammunition
To compensate for, or make up a deficiency of.
* 1881 , :
- Rivers are supplied by smaller streams.
To serve instead of; to take the place of.
- It was objected against him that he had never experienced love. Whereupon he arose, left the society, and made it a point not to return to it until he considered that he had supplied the defect.
- Burning ships the banished sun supply .
To act as a substitute.
To fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of.
- The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply / His absent beams, had lighted up the sky.
- to supply a pulpit
(uncountable) The act of supplying.
(countable) An amount of something supplied.
- supply and demand
(in the plural) provisions.
(mostly, in the plural) An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures.
- A supply of good drinking water is essential.
Somebody, such as a teacher or clergyman, who temporarily fills the place of another; a substitute.
- to vote supplies
* supply teacher
Supplely: in a supple manner, with suppleness.
* 1906 , Ford Madox Ford, The fifth queen: and how she came to court , page 68:
* 1938 , David Leslie Murray, Commander of the mists :
- His voice was playful and full; his back was bent supply .
* 1963 , Johanna Moosdorf, Next door :
* 1988 , ??????? ?????????????? ???????? (Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov), Quiet flows the Don (translated), volume 1, page 96:
- She swayed slightly in the gusts, bent supply to them and seemed at one with the force which Straup found so hostile.
- Grigory hesitantly took her in his arms to kiss her, but she held him off, bent supply backwards and shot a frightened glance at the windows.
- 'They'll see!'
- 'Let them!'
- 'I'd be ashamed—'
- He was granted a patent on his invention.
- He's a good student and usually does well. Granted , he did fail that one test, but I think there were good reasons for that.
- ''"You haven't been a very good father." "Granted ."
(used to mark the premise of a syllogistic argument)
- Granted that he has done nothing wrong, he should be set free.
- Granted the lack of evidence, we can make no such conclusion.
* (used to mark the premise of an argument) given
* take for granted