Supply

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Definition

to supply : to provide, to contribute, to deliver, to give
verb
supply and demand the idea that the price of goods and services depends on how much of something is being sold and how many people want to buy it

supplies: provisions, stock, resources, reserves
noun
Office supplies material for offices (for example paper, pens, printer ink etc.)

a 10-day supply: reserves that will last for ten days
noun

a supplier: a provider, a seller
noun
We are already satisfied with our current suppliers. They are the best providers we have ever had.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Extra paper will be supplied by the teacher if it is needed.
US: Good news: we have just received a one-week supply of paper from our office supplier.
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Examples

  • "Keep it, and you have to come to me for supplies for the rest of the year."
  • "Horatio, normally the average cost of your monthly supplies is around 600 dollars, US currency."
  • "The endless supply of foot massages has not gone unnoticed, and the sparkling water you bring to me tastes as fresh as a polar bear's paddling pool."
  • "Icarus : Then I'll have to recommend to Bruno and to the board that your supplies must be pre-approved by."
  • "Horatio : My supplies?"
  • "Philip : Will they be able to produce enough Bruno's Brew to supply this order?"
  • "Shopkeeper : Well we mostly supply to government organizations, although more and more leading corporations are purchasing these days."
  • "All you do is supply the perfumes, and we rake in the money."
  • "Susie : $23,000, and we'll throw in a year's supply of Delavigne beauty products."
  • "But I just wanted to double check that there hasn't been a mistake, because the cost of this month's supplies is nearly 14,000 dollars."

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