Definition of "supposed" [supposed]

  • Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence. (adjective)
  • Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain. (adjective)
  • Required: He is supposed to go to the store. (adjective)
  • Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here. (adjective)
  • Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "supposed" in a sentence
  • "I think that we were supposed to somehow see the perpetual loafer in Meathead was *supposed* to be the one making the money and Archie is stealing it from him by unfairly making reality what he wants to be."
  • "˜The framing of moral rules, so long as the ultimate Good is supposed known, [Russell should have said ˜supposed agreed™] is a matter for science."
  • "Quarterly Review_, the value of whose observations may appear from his statement, that "in 1828 the disease broke out in Orenburg, and was supposed [_supposed_!] to have been introduced by the caravans which arrive there from Upper Asia, or [_or_, nothing like a second string] by the Kingiss-Cossacks, who are adjoining this town, and were said [_were said_!] to have been about this time affected with the disease.""