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supply

1 noun
     
sup‧ply1 S3 W2 plural supplies
1

amount available

[countable] an amount of something that is available to be used
supply of
I've only got a week's supply of tablets left.
plentiful/abundant/adequate etc supply
There was a plentiful supply of cheap labour.
The nation's fuel supplies will not last forever.
To protect the food supply, the government ordered the slaughter of affected cattle.
money supply
2

necessary things

supplies

[plural] food, clothes, and things necessary for daily life or for a particular purpose, especially for a group of people over a period of time:
Supplies were brought in by air.
vital/essential/emergency supplies
trucks loaded with emergency supplies
medical/school/cleaning etc supplies
foreign aid used to buy medical supplies
3

gas/electricity/water etc supply

a system that is used to supply gas etc:
the public water supply
If you fail to pay your bill, you run the risk of having your electricity supply cut off (=stopped).
4

act of supplying

[uncountable] when you supply something
supply of/to
The military government is trying to stop the supply of guns to the rebels.
5

supply ship/convoy/route etc

TT a ship etc used for bringing or storing supplies

➔ in short supply

at short1 (5b)

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