Meaning of SUPPLY in English

SUPPLY

n.

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural supplies

Date: 15th century

1 obsolete : ASSISTANCE , SUCCOR

2 a obsolete : REINFORCEMENTS ― often used in plural b : a member of the clergy filling a vacant pulpit temporarily c : the quantity or amount (as of a commodity) needed or available <beer was in short supply in that hot weather ― Nevil Shute> d : PROVISIONS , STORES ― usually used in plural

3 : the act or process of filling a want or need <engaged in the supply of raw materials to industry>

4 : the quantities of goods or services offered for sale at a particular time or at one price

5 : something that maintains or constitutes a supply

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.