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Definition of "supplement" []

  • Something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole. (noun)
  • A section added to a book or document to give further information or to correct errors. (noun)
  • A separate section devoted to a special subject inserted into a periodical, such as a newspaper. (noun)
  • Mathematics The angle or arc that when added to a given angle or arc makes 180° or a semicircle. Also called supplementary angle. (noun)
  • To provide or form a supplement to. (verb-transitive)

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 "supplement" in a sentence
  • "At the same time, most studies agree that we don't get enough vitamins from our diets, so a good multivitamin supplement is advised."
  • "The word "supplement" in v5 is the Greek word επιχορηγησατε, which describes one who gives lavishly and generously."
  • "So corn as a nutrional supplement is not only wasted money from you, but it is also wasted on the deer except in harsh winter conditions where it may save their lives, but that is a whole other data set."