Definitions of supplement

  1. add to the very end; " He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
  2. textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
  3. serve as a supplement to; " Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"
  4. a quantity added ( e. g. to make up for a deficiency)
  5. add as a supplement to what seems insufficient; " supplement your diet"
  6. a supplementary component that improves capability
  7. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply.
  8. That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors.
  9. The number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180¡; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle.
  10. To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.
  11. That which completes, or adds something to, something already made; especially, a part added to a book or paper to complete it, or to correct its mistakes.
  12. To complete by supplying what is lacking.
  13. That which supplies or fills up: any addition by which defects are supplied.
  14. To supply or fill up: to add to.
  15. Supplementary, supplemental.
  16. To supply; add to.
  17. To make additions to.
  18. Something added; an addition to a book.
  19. An addition to anything, by which its defects are supplied, and it is made more complete; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180
  20. To add to; to fill up. See Supply.
  21. Any addition by which defects are supplied; an addition made to a published work or book to render it more complete; an additional sheet to a newspaper; in trig., the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or a semicircle.
  22. To add something to make more full and complete; to add to.

Usage examples for supplement

  1. Therefore I live in good hope that you will not be dissatisfied with the work; and if you still intend to give me an almost excessive proof of your love of my artistic being and to supply my friends with an important means of realizing what they love in my art, I shall feel highly honoured and pleased by the publication of this version, which I think had best take the form of an independent pamphlet, especially because in that way the important musical supplement suggested by you would be possible. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  2. Prince Albert, the gentlemen of the household, and the servants, with seven hundred Guards brought from the barracks and stationed in the avenues to prevent further disorder, strove to supplement the work of the fire- engines. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  3. What has to supplement the mechanical and the chemical to make matter alive? – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  4. Other volumes like it will have to supplement the tale. – The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh
  5. Certainly it was possible to supplement the supplies for the troops by purchase from the abundant stores of the citizens; but ere long smaller rations of bread were served out and horses were being slaughtered to furnish animal food, so that most of the cavalry regiments were reduced to two squadrons. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  6. This is necessary to assure favorable transportation facilities to our great ocean- borne commerce as well as to supplement the Navy with an adequate reserve of ships and men It would have the economic advantage of keeping at home part of the vast sums now paid foreign shipping for carrying American goods. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. I gave you this commission, thinking that you were a competent worker, and this- this- this extract from a comic coloured supplement is the result! – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. The supplement is conceived in a very different spirit. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  9. Had I seen these earlier I should not have got the following extracts together; but as they are for the most part not in Henry, they will serve as a supplement to him. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  10. Her feeble health, her limited opportunities of ascertaining the condition of the poor, her imperfect knowledge of their requirements and their powers, made it imperative that she should find an ally with health and energy, with experience that might supplement her own, and with equal devotion to the cause she had at heart. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  11. And yet we should like to supplement them. – Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  12. What is the nature of the supplement such a teacher must make to his gift? – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  13. The metal deposits supplement this, with promise of becoming increasingly valuable. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  14. She had oil- engines to supplement her sailing power. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  15. And this book is not merely a supplement to the Autobiography. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  16. For the general reader I must try to indicate in broad outline the nature and scope of that side of the new movement which seeks to supplement organised self- help and open the way for individual enterprise by a well considered measure of State assistance. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  17. Think of the comic supplement of our Sunday newspapers, designed for the refreshment of the feeble- minded, and calculated to blight the spirits of any ordinarily intelligent household. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  18. Looking ahead still further and assuming that the wireless will supplement the wire line link, there is no reason why a simultaneous broadcast of something of fundamental importance to the whole civilised world should not take place some time in the future. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  19. And what a chance of proving her truth would he not deprive her of, if, as he approached her, he called on the marquis to supplement the man! – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  20. I never allow myself more than a dozen cigars a day; although, of course, I supplement this with a pipe. – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen