sup‧ply1 S3 W2 plural supplies
an amount of something that is available to be used ➔ money supply
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.
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.
trucks loaded with emergency supplies
medical/school/cleaning etc supplies
foreign aid used to buy medical supplies
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).
when you supply something
act of supplying[uncountable]
The military government is trying to stop the supply of guns to the rebels.
a ship etc used for bringing or storing supplies