What does supplement mean?

Definitions for supplement
ˈsʌp lə mənt; -ˌmɛntsup·ple·ment

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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"


  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 180°; 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


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supplement

    sup′le-ment, n. that which supplies or fills up: any addition by which defects are supplied: the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.—v.t. Supplement′, to supply or fill up: to add to.—adjs. Supplemen′tal, Supplement′ary, added to supply what is wanting: additional.—adv. Supplement′arily.—ns. Supplementā′tion; Supplement′er.—v.t. Supplēte′, to supplement.—adjs. Supp′lētive, Supp′lētory, supplemental.—n. a supplement. [L. supplementumsupplēre, to fill up.]

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

How to pronounce supplement?

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How to say supplement in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supplement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supplement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of supplement in a Sentence

  1. Kris Mitchell:

    Tourism is a supplement.

  2. Kathy Mohnke:

    Marriage is like vitamins we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements.

  3. Lloyd P. Provost & R. M. Sprout, Quality Progress [August 1996]:

    Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to, though not a replacement for, critical thinking.

  4. Papy Shereza:

    On weekends I make good money, but during the week I have to supplement my income by selling other hair products for women.

  5. Chris Engel:

    It has been a fantastic supplement for farmers facing a drought and you can just ring up and get a truck load when you need it.

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