2. That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want. Specifically:
Auxiliary troops or reenforcements. "My promised supply of horsemen."
The food, and the like, which meets the daily necessities of an army or other largebody of men; store; used chiefly in the plural; as, the army was discontented for lack of supplies.
An amount of moneyprovided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
A person who fills a place for a time; one who supplies the place of another; a substitute; especially, a clergyman who supplies a vacant pulpit. Stated supply "Demand means the quantity of a givenarticle which would be taken at a given price. Supply means the quantity of that article which could be had at that price." .
Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.