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Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not.
Joseph Butler

Meaning of "supply" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUPPLY

From Old French souppleier, from Latin supplēre to complete, from sub- up + plēre to fill.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPPLY

supply  [səˈplaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPPLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Supply is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb supply in English.

WHAT DOES SUPPLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of supply in the English dictionary

The first definition of supply in the dictionary is often foll by with to furnish with something that is required. Other definition of supply is to make available or provide. Supply is also to provide for adequately; make good; satisfy.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SUPPLY

PRESENT

Present
I supply
you supply
he/she/it supplies
we supply
you supply
they supply
Present continuous
I am supplying
you are supplying
he/she/it is supplying
we are supplying
you are supplying
they are supplying
Present perfect
I have supplied
you have supplied
he/she/it has supplied
we have supplied
you have supplied
they have supplied
Present perfect continuous
I have been supplying
you have been supplying
he/she/it has been supplying
we have been supplying
you have been supplying
they have been supplying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I supplied
you supplied
he/she/it supplied
we supplied
you supplied
they supplied
Past continuous
I was supplying
you were supplying
he/she/it was supplying
we were supplying
you were supplying
they were supplying
Past perfect
I had supplied
you had supplied
he/she/it had supplied
we had supplied
you had supplied
they had supplied
Past perfect continuous
I had been supplying
you had been supplying
he/she/it had been supplying
we had been supplying
you had been supplying
they had been supplying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will supply
you will supply
he/she/it will supply
we will supply
you will supply
they will supply
Future continuous
I will be supplying
you will be supplying
he/she/it will be supplying
we will be supplying
you will be supplying
they will be supplying
Future perfect
I will have supplied
you will have supplied
he/she/it will have supplied
we will have supplied
you will have supplied
they will have supplied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been supplying
you will have been supplying
he/she/it will have been supplying
we will have been supplying
you will have been supplying
they will have been supplying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would supply
you would supply
he/she/it would supply
we would supply
you would supply
they would supply
Conditional continuous
I would be supplying
you would be supplying
he/she/it would be supplying
we would be supplying
you would be supplying
they would be supplying
Conditional perfect
I would have supply
you would have supply
he/she/it would have supply
we would have supply
you would have supply
they would have supply
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been supplying
you would have been supplying
he/she/it would have been supplying
we would have been supplying
you would have been supplying
they would have been supplying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you supply
we let´s supply
you supply
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to supply
Past participle
supplied
Present Participle
supplying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPPLY


apply
əˈplaɪ
comply
kəmˈplaɪ
disapply
ˌdɪsəˈplaɪ
duply
djuːˈplaɪ
imply
ɪmˈplaɪ
misapply
ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ
multiply
ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overmultiply
ˌəʊvəˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overply
ˌəʊvəˈplaɪ
oversupply
ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ
ply
plaɪ
preapply
ˌpriːəˈplaɪ
reapply
ˌriːəˈplaɪ
reply
rɪˈplaɪ
resupply
ˌriːsəˈplaɪ
sextuply
ˈsekstjʊˌplaɪ
undersupply
ˈʌndəsəˈplaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPPLY

suppliant
suppliantly
supplicant
supplicat
supplicate
supplicatingly
supplication
supplicatory
supplicavit
supplied
supplier
supplies
supply and demand
supply chain
supply line
supply management
supply ship
supply teacher
supply-side economics
supplyment

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPPLY

aggregate supply
blood supply
excess supply
in short supply
labour supply
mains supply
money supply
popply
power supply
ripply
water supply

Synonyms and antonyms of supply in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUPPLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «supply» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of supply

Translation of «supply» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPPLY

Find out the translation of supply to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of supply from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «supply» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

供应
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suministro
570 millions of speakers

English

supply
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपूर्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِمْدَاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

снабжение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fornecimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সরবরাহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réserve
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bekalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lieferung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

供給
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공급
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pasokan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự cung cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழங்கல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुरवठा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fornitura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaopatrzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

постачання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rezervă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παροχή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toevoer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

leverans
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsyning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of supply

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPPLY»

The term «supply» is very widely used and occupies the 1.861 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPPLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about supply

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SUPPLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word supply.
1
Samuel Alexander
Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively.
2
Chester A. Arthur
The countries of the American continent and the adjacent islands are for the United States the natural marts of supply and demand.
3
John Barrymore
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
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Marek Belka
It's not about the pace, it's about the direction we've set. The pace is of course a function of many factors, including the magnitude of the supply shock. But what's probably more important is the probability of the supply shock translating into sustainable embedded inflation.
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Carol Bellamy
Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children, advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical, technical, research or supply support.
6
Alex Berenson
Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators' ability to supply power.
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Joseph P. Bradley
A man is most happy when he is most perfect, and he is most perfect when all his faculties are proportionately and harmoniously developed. Thus developed, nature and art and society supply him with a thousand sources of enjoyment.
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Sydney Brenner
I also became interested in chemistry and gradually accumulated enough test tubes and other glassware to do chemical experiments, using small quantities of chemicals purchased from a pharmacy supply house.
9
Joseph Butler
Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not.
10
Steve Buyer
I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a weakness in our energy supply systems, highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf coast for our energy resources.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPPLY»

Discover the use of supply in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to supply and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Basics of Supply Chain Management
Those who master it gain a competitive edge. Therefore, SCM means money and jobs. The Basics of Supply Chain Management will give you the tools you need to master this crucial subject. Features
Lawrence D. Fredendall, Ed Hill, 2000
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Adaptive Supply Chain Management
Adaptive Supply Chain Management develops new viewpoints on the SCM goal paradigm, problem semantics, and decision-making support.
Dmitry Ivanov, Boris Sokolov, 2009
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Advanced Supply Chain Management: How to Build a Sustained ...
This book illustrates four levels of evolution, from the beginning stages to the most advanced techniques and processes. Each level is described so a firm can calibrate itself and determine what work remains to be done.
Charles C. Poirier, 1999
4
Handbook of Supply Chain Management, Second Edition
This volume introduces or emphasizes the supply chain management topics that have grown in visibility or prominence since the publication of the first edition.
James B. Ayers, 2006
5
Practical Switching Power Supply Design
Take the "black magic" out of switching power supplies with Practical Switching Power Supply Design! This is a comprehensive "hands-on" guide to the theory behind, and design of, PWM and resonant switching supplies.
Marty Brown, 1990
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Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second ...
Building upon the foundations of the first edition, Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies, Second Edition details the software toolsets and suites driving integration in the areas of customer management, manufacturing, ...
David Frederick Ross, 2010
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Competing Through Supply Chain Management
Meeting the challenge of supply chain managemnt; The challenge of today's business environemnt; Evolution of supply chain management; Developing scm strategies; Supply channel management; Supply chain inventory management; Supply chain ...
David Frederick Ross, 1998
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The Supply Chain Handbook
The Supply Chain Handbook brings together a team of 23 experts from management, engineering, technology, consulting, and academic backgrounds.
James A. Tompkins, Dale A. Harmelink, 2004
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Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
This edition presents the most recent critical developments in the field, such as cases from emerging healthcare and the service industries as well as procure-to-pay redesign, supply risk, innovation, sustainability, and collaboration.
Robert Monczka, Robert Handfield, Larry Giunipero, 2011
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Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management: Case Studies, ...
Failure to manage supply chain risk effectively can have a significant negative impact on organizations.
Omera Khan, George A. Zsidisin, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPPLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term supply is used in the context of the following news items.
1
UK law to fight slavery in big firm supply chains
New legislation will require all large firms in the UK to report on their fight against slavery in the supply chain - but experts say the 'opt out' clause means its ... «FoodNavigator.com, Jul 15»
2
Beacon to buy Roofing Supply, expands in key housing markets
Beacon Roofing Supply Inc (BECN.O) will buy roofing products distributor Roofing Supply Group in a deal valued at about $1.1 billion, to expand in key housing ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Gun supply store in Florida declares itself "Muslim-free zone"
With the Confederate flag draped in the background and referring to the people he is speaking to as his "fellow patriots," a gun supply shop owner declared in a ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
4
Oil supply-demand balance could improve next year, OPEC says
It estimated world's daily oil supply grew by 220,000 barrels last month to average 94.03 million barrels. OPEC's report came on the heels of the International ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
5
Water Supply Turned Off In Kosovo Capital After Terror Suspects …
Kosovo's authorities say they have cut off the water supply to tens of thousands of people in the capital, Pristina, after police arrested three people on terrorism ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Jul 15»
6
Canada seeking supply ship for its Navy
Canada's Department of National Defense has started talks with a local shipyard over its urgent need for a vessel to supply fuel and other items to deployed ... «UPI.com, Jun 15»
7
Dwindling Supply of Homes For Sale Drive Prices Higher in UK
The supply of homes fell for the fourth month in a row. But demand among property obsessed Britons rose at its fastest pace in over a year. “Prices across much ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
8
HD Supply (HDS) Stock Price Target Raised at Barclays
HD Supply continues to execute above peers in a challenging environment this year for ... "HD Supply has emerged as the lone outperformer driven by strong ... «TheStreet.com, Jun 15»
9
Stock Building Supply Merger Creates a $1.5 Billion Company
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Stock Building Supply (STCK) and Building Materials Holding said Wednesday they would combine to create a $1.5 billion supplier of ... «TheStreet.com, Jun 15»
10
Modi Hails Indian Uranium-Supply Accord With Cameco
The nation is extending electricity supplies to serve more of its 1.24 billion population. It operates 21 reactors; another six are being built and due to come online ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»

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