Supplement meaning

sŭplə-mənt
The definition of a supplement is something added to complete a whole or to make up for something that is missing.

An example of a supplement is a side dish to the turkey to complete the Thanksgiving dinner.

An example of a supplement is a vitamin pill for someone who doesn't eat a healthy diet.

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Supplement is defined as to complete or to add on to.

An example of supplement is to provide visual aids in addition to a lecture.

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Something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole.
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A section added to a book or document to give further information or to correct errors.
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A separate section devoted to a special subject inserted into a periodical, such as a newspaper.
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To provide or form a supplement to.
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Something added, esp. to make up for a lack or deficiency.
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A section added to a book or the like to give additional information, correct errors in the body of the work, etc.
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A separate section containing feature stories, comic strips, or the like, issued with a newspaper.
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The amount to be added to a given angle or arc to make 180° or a semicircle.
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To provide a supplement to; add to, esp. so as to make up for a lack or deficiency.
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Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency.
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An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date.
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An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject.
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(geometry) An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180°; a supplementary angle.
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(nutrition, bodybuilding): A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development.
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To provide or make a supplement to something.
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Origin of supplement

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin supplēmentum from supplēre to complete supply

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin supplementum (“that which is added to supply a shortage"), from supplere (“to provide something").

    From Wiktionary