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SUPPLEMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supplement mean? 

SUPPLEMENT (noun)
  The noun SUPPLEMENT has 3 senses:

1. textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
2. a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
3. a supplementary component that improves capability

  Familiarity information: SUPPLEMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


SUPPLEMENT (verb)
  The verb SUPPLEMENT has 3 senses:

1. add as a supplement to what seems insufficient
2. serve as a supplement to
3. add to the very end

  Familiarity information: SUPPLEMENT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPLEMENT (noun)


Sense 1supplement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

addendum; supplement; postscript

Hypernyms ("supplement" is a kind of...):

matter (written works (especially in books or magazines))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "supplement"):

continuation; sequel (a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it)

appendix (supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book)

Holonyms ("supplement" is a part of...):

back matter; end matter (written matter following the main text of a book)


Sense 2supplement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

supplementation; supplement

Hypernyms ("supplement" is a kind of...):

increase; increment (the amount by which something increases)


Sense 3supplement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A supplementary component that improves capability

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

accessory; add-on; appurtenance; supplement

Hypernyms ("supplement" is a kind of...):

component; constituent; element (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "supplement"):

auto accessory (an accessory for an automobile)

computer accessory (an accessory for a computer)

fitting (a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system)

fixings; trimmings (the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity))


SUPPLEMENT (verb)


Sense 1supplement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

supplement your diet

Hypernyms (to "supplement" is one way to...):

add (make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of)

"Supplement" entails doing...:

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "supplement"):

vitaminise; vitaminize (add vitamins as a supplement)

eke out; fill out (supplement what is thought to be deficient)

leverage (supplement with leverage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2supplement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve as a supplement to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Vitamins supplemented his meager diet

Hypernyms (to "supplement" is one way to...):

be; comprise; constitute; make up; represent (form or compose)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3supplement [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add to the very end

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

append; add on; affix; supplement

Context example:

He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language

Hypernyms (to "supplement" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "supplement"):

annex (attach to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


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