US: /səˈpɫaɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

supply /sə'plai/
  • danh từ
    • sự cung cấp, sự tiếp tế
      • ammunition supply: sự tiếp tế đạn dược
      • supply and demand: cung và cầu
    • nguồn dự trữ, kho cung cấp; đồ dự trữ; hàng cung cấp
      • an inexhaustible supply of coal: nguồn dự trữ than vô tận
    • (số nhiều) quân nhu
    • (số nhiều) tiền trợ cấp (cho ai để sống); khoản chi phí hành chính (nghị viện)
      • to cut off the supplies: cắt trợ cấp
    • Committee of Supply
      • uỷ ban ngân sách (nghị viện)
    • to get a fresh supply of something
      • sắm trữ một số (loạt, lô) cái gì mới
    • in short supply
      • khan hiếm
  • ngoại động từ
    • cung cấp, tiếp tế
      • to supply somebody with something: cung cấp vật gì cho ai
    • đáp ứng (nhu cầu...)
    • thay thế; bổ khuyết, bù (tổn thất...)
      • to supply someone's place: thay thế ai
    • đưa, dẫn (chứng cớ)
    • phó từ
      • mềm, dễ uốn
      • mềm mỏng
      • luồn cúi, quỵ luỵ

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] an amount of sth that is provided or available to be used: The water supply is unsafe. + Supplies of food are almost exhausted. + We cannot guarantee adequate supplies of raw materials.
    2 (supplies) [pl.] the things such as food, medicines, fuel, etc. that are needed by a group of people, for example an army or EXPEDITION: Our supplies were running out. + a transport plane carrying food and medical supplies for refugees
    3 [U] the act of supplying sth: The UN has agreed to allow the supply of emergency aid. + A stroke can disrupt the supply of oxygen to the brain. + The electricity supply (= the system supplying electricity) had been cut off. + a contract for the supply of timber
    Idioms see SHORT adj.
    + verb (supplies, supplying, supplied, supplied) [VN] ~ sb/sth (with sth)
    ~ sth (to sb/sth) to provide sb/sth with sth that they need or want, especially in large quantities: Foreign governments supplied arms to the rebels. + Foreign governments supplied the rebels with arms. + Local schools supply many of the volunteers. + foods supplying our daily vitamin needs + She was jailed for supplying drugs. + This one power station keeps half the country supplied with electricity.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 furnish, provide, give, endow, present, purvey, deliver, come up with, contribute, distribute, sell; stock, accommodate, afford, equip, outfit, gear (up), rig (out), fit (out), provision, cater to, Chiefly Brit kit out or up; victual:
    Her company supplies radios to the army. Her husband's firm supplies the navy with anti-fouling paint.
    2 yield, give, contribute, come up with, deliver, provide, furnish:
    The farm supplies our basic foods.
    3 satisfy, fulfil, replenish, fill:
    Can you supply the demand for clothing?
    4 stock, stockpile, store, inventory, quantity, reservoir, reserve, cache, hoard, accumulation, fund:
    Our supply is big enough to serve the entire area.
    5 furnishing, provision, providing, purveying, supplying, distribution, equipping, outfitting, provisioning, delivery, stocking, stockpiling:
    The supply of microchips on a large scale is beyond our capacity.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 sth that is supplied


    It is impossible to measure the total supply of money in circulation.
    | endless, inexhaustible, infinite, limitless, never-ending, unending
    He has an endless supply of corny jokes.
    | abundant, bountiful, good, large, plentiful | adequate, ample, sufficient | inadequate, limited, small
    Hurry, as we only have a limited supply of these TVs in stock!
    | dwindling | constant, continuous, regular, steady | fresh
    The body needs a fresh supply of vitamin C every day.
    | ready, reliable
    the provision of a reliable supply of clean water to rural communities
    | domestic | air, blood, oxygen, etc.
    A clot in the brain cut off her blood supply.
    | food, milk, water, etc. | coal, electricity, energy, fuel, gas, oil, power, etc.
    Domestic coal supplies were more plentiful in the mid-1950s. Turn off the mains electricity supply.
    | mains | labour
    The farmers depend on a casual labour supply at harvest time.
    | money
    the country's problems with ballooning inflation and swelling money supply


    Make sure you have an adequate supply of brochures.
    | get, lay in, obtain, receive
    We should lay in a good supply of beer for the party.
    | produce, provide
    The studio produced a steady supply of good films.
    | ensure, maintain | cut off, disconnect, disrupt, stop
    The electricity company disconnected our supply for non-payment of a bill. The storm disrupted the town's power supply.
    | deplete, exhaust, use (up)
    By the end of the winter the supply of grain was severely depleted.
    | replenish, restore | increase | restrict, limit, reduce | exceed, outstrip
    Demand for top-quality programmers exceeds supply, leading to extortionate salaries.


    increase | fall | exceed/meet demand
    Labour supply did not increase to meet demand.


    line, system
    the water supply system
    | contract


    ~ of
    a supply of spare batteries
    | ~ to
    to maintain an adequate water supply to the inner city areas


    be in short supply
    Food is in short supply following the flooding.
    | demand and supply/supply and demand
    laws of supply and demand
    | a fall/a shortfall in supply
    There will soon be a shortfall in supply of qualified young people.
    | an increase in supply 2 supplies
    amount of sth needed


    abundant, plentiful | limited, meagre | vital | emergency, relief | arms, food, medical, military, office
    The Red Cross flew emergency food supplies into the war zone.


    bring (in/up), lay in, provide (sb/sth with)
    The money raised will provide vital medical supplies to refugee camps.
    | be/run out of, be/run short of | threaten
    Rebel action threatened relief supplies.


    hold out, last | be depleted, be exhausted, run low/out/short


    ~ of
    The injured climbers had only meagre supplies of water and peanuts to live off.


    amply, liberally, well | adequately
    Any room where gas is used must be adequately supplied with air.
    | poorly | generously, kindly
    a buffet supper, generously supplied by club members
    | readily | free (of charge)


    agree to | refuse to | fail to | ask sb to
    Each applicant is asked to supply a portfolio of work at interview.


    goods supplied for private use
    | from
    The water was supplied from an eight-wheeled tanker.
    | to
    They were accused of supplying arms to the rebels.
    | with
    He refused to supply the police with information.


    a contract to supply sth, intent to supply (sb/sth)
    (law) He was charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply others.
    | keep sb/sth supplied with sth
    keeping the guests well supplied with champagne

    Concise English dictionary

    +an amount of something available for use
    +offering goods and services for sale
    +the activity of supplying or providing something
    +provide or furnish with
    +circulate or distribute or equip with
    +provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    +state or say further