supplement

noun
sup·​ple·​ment | \ ˈsə-plə-mənt How to pronounce supplement (audio) \

Definition of supplement

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : something that completes or makes an addition
2 : a part added to or issued as a continuation of a book or periodical to correct errors or make additions
3 : an angle or arc that when added to a given angle or arc equals 180°

supplement

verb
sup·​ple·​ment | \ ˈsə-plə-ˌment How to pronounce supplement (audio) \
supplemented; supplementing; supplements

Definition of supplement (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to add or serve as a supplement to does odd jobs to supplement his income

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Other Words from supplement

Verb

supplementation \ ˌsə-​plə-​ˌmen-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce supplement (audio) , -​mən-​ \ noun
supplementer \ ˈsə-​plə-​ˌmen-​tər How to pronounce supplement (audio) \ noun

Examples of supplement in a Sentence

Noun the supplement to the encyclopedia First-class accommodation is available for a supplement. Verb She began supplementing her diet with vitamins.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This supplement did not involve the editorial or reporting staff of the Los Angeles Times except where noted. Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 The chocolate Beauty Bites will join the rest of the Evolution_18 supplement line, that are now being sold in the Skincare Aisle in Walmart stores nationwide. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 By coincidence or not, today also marks the end of the $300 federal unemployment supplement program. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2021 MacDonald has paid partnerships with the sportswear and supplement brand Women's Best, and the stress-busting device Sensate. Leanne Italie, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2021 For the cost of an unproven supplement, most people would able to improve their diet a great deal, which has unquestioned long-term benefits. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Aug. 2021 Glutathione, a popular melanin inhibitor, is an active ingredient found in soaps, but can now also be obtained in the form of intravenous treatments and antioxidant supplement tablets. Kang-chun Cheng, Quartz, 11 Aug. 2021 Still, supplement doses will be available at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Sarah Braner And Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Razors, infant formula, allergy medicine, probiotic supplement and Nicorette were reported stolen July 22 when a suspect put several items into a shopping basket at Target, 1129 Lake St. and left the store. chicagotribune.com, 3 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And now, patients of color can better supplement these safe treatments with products specifically formulated to care for their complexions. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, 12 Sep. 2021 Rhodes and his neighbors, including several off-duty firefighters from other California agencies, wrapped homes in hoses and ran sprinklers to create a perimeter around the neighborhood to supplement official firefighting work nearby. chicagotribune.com, 2 Sep. 2021 The teachings of the sacred texts, Hadith and Sunna, often supplement Shariah. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 22 Aug. 2021 North Texas districts are recruiting a corps of tutors who can supplement the work of students’ teachers. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2021 The two partners began building a voting machine to supplement their work with the finance industry, though initially Mugica remained focused on the banks, in particular, trying to land a $25 million deal with Citigroup’s Banamex in Mexico City. Madeline Berg, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Almost all of them supplement their studio work by teaching or by playing with regional orchestras and chamber ensembles. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2021 That testing will supplement similar work that was already being done at the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory and give the state a more complete picture of which variants are causing most of the infections. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 July 2016 Tom Bates, director of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, said Flemmi’s application for compassionate release was incomplete and he was asked to supplement it. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of supplement

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1659, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supplement

Noun

Middle English, from Latin supplementum, from supplēre to fill up, complete — more at supply entry 2

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The first known use of supplement was in the 14th century

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“Supplement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supplement. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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supplement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of supplement

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that is added to something else in order to make it complete
: an extra part that is added to a book or newspaper
: an amount of money that must be paid in addition to the regular price

supplement

verb

English Language Learners Definition of supplement (Entry 2 of 2)

: to add something to (something) in order to make it complete

supplement

noun
sup·​ple·​ment | \ ˈsə-plə-mənt How to pronounce supplement (audio) \

Kids Definition of supplement

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that supplies what is needed or adds to something else a food supplement

supplement

verb
sup·​ple·​ment | \ ˈsə-plə-ˌment How to pronounce supplement (audio) \
supplemented; supplementing

Kids Definition of supplement (Entry 2 of 2)

: to add to : complete Many workers supplement their incomes by doing odd jobs.

supplement

noun
sup·​ple·​ment | \ ˈsəp-lə-mənt How to pronounce supplement (audio) \

Medical Definition of supplement

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : something that completes or makes an addition

supplement

transitive verb
sup·​ple·​ment | \ ˈsəp-lə-ˌment How to pronounce supplement (audio) \

Medical Definition of supplement (Entry 2 of 2)

: to add a supplement to : serve as a supplement for utilizes…surgery to supplement the traditional treatmentTherapeutic Notes

Other Words from supplement

supplementation \ ˌsəp-​lə-​ˌmen-​ˈtā-​shən, -​mən-​ How to pronounce supplement (audio) \ noun

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