Definition of supposed
2a : held as an opinion : believed; also : mistakenly believed : imagined the sight which makes supposed terror true — William Shakespeareb : considered probable or certain : expected it was not supposed that everybody could master the technical aspects — J. C. Murrayc : understood you will be supposed to refer to my grandaunt — G. B. Shaw
3 : made or fashioned by intent or design what's that button supposed to do
4a : required by or as if by authority soldiers are supposed to obey their commanding officersb : given permission : permitted was not supposed to have visitors
supposedlyplay \-ˈpō-zəd-lē also -ˈpōzd-lē\ adverb
Examples of supposed in a sentence
this new computer program is a supposed improvement over the old one
First Known Use of supposed
SUPPOSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supposed for English Language Learners
: claimed to be true or real
SUPPOSED Defined for Kids
Definition of supposed for Students
1 : forced, expected, or required I am supposed to be home early.
2 : believed or claimed to be true or real the supposed murderer
3 : given permission I'm not supposed to stay out after dark.
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