Definition of Supplement

1. Noun. Textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end.

Exact synonyms: Addendum, Postscript
Generic synonyms: Matter
Group relationships: Back Matter, End Matter
Specialized synonyms: Appendix, Continuation, Sequel
Derivative terms: Supplementary

2. Verb. Add as a supplement to what seems insufficient. "Supplement your diet"
Generic synonyms: Add
Entails: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Vitaminise, Vitaminize, Eke Out, Fill Out, Leverage
Derivative terms: Supplementation

3. Noun. A quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency).
Exact synonyms: Supplementation
Generic synonyms: Increase, Increment
Derivative terms: Supplemental, Supplementary

4. Verb. Serve as a supplement to. "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent

5. Noun. A supplementary component that improves capability.

6. Verb. Add to the very end. "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
Exact synonyms: Add On, Affix, Append
Generic synonyms: Attach
Specialized synonyms: Annex
Derivative terms: Add-on, Affixation, Appendage, Appendant, Supplementation

Definition of Supplement

1. n. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply.

2. v. t. To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.

Definition of Supplement

1. Noun. Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency. ¹

2. Noun. An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date. ¹

3. Noun. An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject. ¹

4. Noun. (geometry) An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180°; a supplementary angle. ¹

5. Noun. (nutrition bodybuilding): A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development. ¹

6. Verb. To provide or make a supplement to something. ¹

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Definition of Supplement

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supplement

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supplementary angles
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Literary usage of Supplement

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"In preparing the present supplement it has been deemed advisable to omit the ... Ninth supplement, Auk, XVI, Jan., 1899, pp. 97-133. Tenth supplement, Auk ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"The first three fascicles of this supplement list the known living and ... In the preface the author states that the present supplement is intended to ..."

3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1915)
"[January supplement, p. 94.] APPENDIX V Telegrams exchanged between the Emperor ... 10.45 pm [October supplement, p. 406.] II. The Emperor Nicholas to the ..."

4. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1907)
"5, 19, with supplement, and 26; Apr. 2, with supplement, 9, 16, 23, with supplement, and 30; May 7, with supplement, 21, with supplement, and 28; June 4-25; ..."

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