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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplied p. pr. & vb. n. Supplying ]
 1. To fill up, or keep full; to furnish with what is wanted; to afford, or furnish with, a sufficiency; as, rivers are supplied by smaller streams; an aqueduct supplies an artificial lake; -- often followed by with before the thing furnished; as, to supply a furnace with fuel; to supply soldiers with ammunition.
 2. To serve instead of; to take the place of.
    Burning ships the banished sun supply.   --Waller.
 The sun was set, and Vesper, to supply
 His absent beams, had lighted up the sky.   --Dryden.
 3. To fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of; as, to supply a pulpit.
 4. To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
 Syn: -- To furnish; provide; administer; minister; contribute; yield; accommodate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the activity of supplying or providing something [syn: provision,