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Meaning of SUPPLEMENT

Pronunciation:  'suplumunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a supplementary component
  2. [n]  a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
  3. [n]  textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
  4. [v]  add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
  5. [v]  add as a supplement to what seems insufficient; "supplement your diet"
  6. [v]  serve as a supplement to; "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"
 

SUPPLEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: accessory, add on, addendum, affix, append, appurtenance, postscript, supplementation
 
 See Also: add, annex, appendix, attach, auto accessory, back matter, be, component, comprise, computer accessory, constituent, constitute, continuation, cut-in, eke out, element, end matter, fill out, fitting, fixings, furnish, increase, increment, insert, leverage, make up, matter, provide, render, represent, sequel, supply, trimmings, vitaminise, vitaminize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sup"ple*ment\, n. [F. suppl['e]ment, L.
    supplementum, fr. supplere to fill up. See {Supply}, v. t.]
    1. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a
       store; a supply. [Obs.] --Chapman.
    
    2. 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. (Trig.) The number of degrees which, if added to a
       specified arc, make it 180[deg]; the quantity by which an
       arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc
       falls short of a semicircle.
    
    Syn: Appendix.
    
    Usage: {Appendix}, {Supplement}. An appendix is that which is
           appended to something, but is not essential to its
           completeness; a supplement is that which supplements,
           or serves to complete or make perfect, that to which
           it is added.
    
    
  2. \Sup"ple*ment\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supplemented};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Supplementing}.]
    To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.
    
          Causes of one kind must be supplemented by bringing to
          bear upon them a causation of another kind. --I.
                                                   Taylor.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Nutritionally, a substance such as a vitamin pill, fiber solution, or herbal extract that is consumed in addition to food in order to complete or enhance the diet.
 

 

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