I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin supplementum, from supplēre to fill up, complete — more at supply Date: 14th century 1. a. something that completes or makes an addition b. dietary supplement 2. a part added to or issued as a continuation of a book or periodical to correct errors or make additions 3. an angle or arc that when added to a given angle or arc equals 180° II. transitive verb Date: 1749 to add or serve as a supplement to <
does odd jobs to supplement his income
supplementation nounsupplementer noun

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  • Supplement — Sn Ergänzungsband per. Wortschatz fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. supplēmentum, zu l. supplēre ergänzen, wieder vollmachen , zu l. plēnus voll . Adjektiv: supplementär.    Ebenso nndl. supplement, ne. supplement, nfrz. supplément,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • supplément — Supplément. s. m. v. Ce qu on donne pour suppléer. On luy a donné tant en argent pour supplément, pour supplément de partage. supplément de dot. supplément de finances. On dit aussi, Le supplément d un autheur, d un livre, pour dire, Ce qu on a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Supplement — (aus lateinisch supplementum, französisch supplément, englisch supplement) bedeutet allgemein „Ergänzung“. Als Supplement bezeichnet man: im Buchwesen eine ergänzende Veröffentlichung zu einem abgeschlossenen Buch oder einer abgeschlossenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Supplement — Sup ple*ment, n. [F. suppl[ e]ment, L. supplementum, fr. supplere to fill up. See {Supply}, v. t.] 1. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. That which fills up, completes, or makes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supplement — I verb add, add to, amend, amplify, augment, bolster, broaden, buttress, complement, contribute to, enhance, enlarge, enrich, expand, fortify, improve, increase, lengthen, magnify, reinforce, strengthen, subsidize, superadd, widen II index accrue …   Law dictionary

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  • supplement — ► NOUN 1) a thing added to something else to enhance or complete it. 2) a separate section added to a newspaper or periodical. 3) an additional charge payable for an extra service or facility. ► VERB ▪ provide a supplement for. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • supplement — [sup′lə mənt; ] for v. [, sup′ləment΄] n. [ME < L supplementum < supplere: see SUPPLY1] 1. something added, esp. to make up for a lack or deficiency 2. a section added to a book or the like to give additional information, correct errors in… …   English World dictionary

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