Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “supply”

See all translations

supply

noun
 
 
/səˈplaɪ/
AMOUNT [C] B2 an amount of something that is ready to be used: a supply of water food suppliesGiving, providing and supplying
in short supply If something is in short supply, there is little of it available.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
SYSTEM [C] the system of supplying something to people: Someone has turned off the electricity supply.Giving, providing and supplying
Translations of “supply”
in Korean 공급…
in Arabic تَزْويد…
in French approvisionnement, stocks…
in Turkish stok, arz, mal…
in Italian scorta, provviste, fornitura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 供應量,供給量…
in Russian запас, подача, снабжение…
in Polish zapas, zaopatrzenie, zasilanie…
in Spanish provisión, existencias…
in Portuguese suprimento, provisão…
in German der Vorrat…
in Catalan provisió…
in Japanese 供給(量)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 供应量,供给量…
(Definition of supply noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “supply”

Definitions of “supply” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More