Definitions for Supplementˈsʌp lə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sup•ple•ment*ˈsʌp lə mənt; -ˌmɛnt(n.; v.)

  1. something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.

  2. something added to or issued after a publication, as a book or periodical, that supplies further information or treats special subjects.

    Category: Printing, Library Science

  3. the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.

    Category: Math

  4. (v.t.)to complete, add to, or extend by a supplement.

  5. to form a supplement or addition to.

* Syn: See complement.

Origin of supplement:

1350–1400; < L supplēmentum= supplē(re) to fill with additional amounts +-mentum -ment

sup′ple•ment`er

Princeton's WordNet

  1. addendum, supplement, postscript(noun)

    textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

  2. supplement, supplementation(noun)

    a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

  3. accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-on(verb)

    a supplementary component that improves capability

  4. supplement(verb)

    add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

    "supplement your diet"

  5. supplement(verb)

    serve as a supplement to

    "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

  6. append, add on, supplement, affix(verb)

    add to the very end

    "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. supplement(verb)ˈsʌp lə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt

    to add sth extra in order to improve the level or standard of sth

    Supplement your income by working from home.

  2. supplement(noun)ˈsʌp lə mənt; v. -ˌmɛnt

    sth extra that you add to improve the level or standard of sth

    vitamin supplements

Wiktionary

  1. supplement(Noun)

    Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency.

  2. supplement(Noun)

    An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date.

  3. supplement(Noun)

    An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject.

  4. supplement(Noun)

    An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180u00B0; a supplementary angle.

  5. supplement(Noun)

    : A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development.

  6. supplement(Verb)

    To provide or make a supplement to something.

  7. Origin: From supplementum, from supplere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supplement(verb)

    that which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply

  2. Supplement(verb)

    that which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors

  3. Supplement(verb)

    the number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180¡; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle.

  4. Supplement(verb)

    to fill up or supply by addition; to add something to

Freebase

  1. Supplement

    A supplement is a publication that has a role secondary to that of another preceding or concurrent publication. A follow-on publication complements its predecessor, either by bringing it up-to-date, or by otherwise enhancing the predecessor's coverage of a particular topic or subject matter, as in the Tosefta. Supplements are particularly popular and useful in gaming hobbies. A newspaper supplement, often a weekly section of its parent, usually has a tabloid or Sunday magazine format and covers wide-ranging and less time-critical subjects, as in The American Weekly, the 2004 version of Life, and Parade; newspaper supplements became common in France and Germany in the mid to late 19th century—they were called feuilleton in French. In Chinese, they are called fukan. Advertising supplements periodically accompany corresponding newspapers and are prepared by the paper's advertising staff instead of its editorial staff. It is common for them to covering topics such as real estate and automobiles, on behalf of the paper's frequent advertisers. Some supplements are spin-offs from a newspaper sold separately and typically covering a specific topic, such as the Times Literary Supplement and the Times Educational Supplement

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Supplement' in Nouns Frequency: #2314

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Supplement' in Verbs Frequency: #929


Translations for Supplement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

supplement(noun)

an addition made to supply something lacking, or to correct errors etc

A supplement to the dictionary is to be published next year.

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