Definition of supplement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌplɪmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌplɪmənt//
    The press
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  1. 1a thing that is added to something else to improve or complete it vitamin/dietary supplements (= vitamins and other foods eaten in addition to what you usually eat) supplement to something Industrial sponsorship is a supplement to government funding.
  2. 2an extra separate section, often in the form of a magazine, that is sold with a newspaper the Sunday colour supplements Wordfinderarticle, columnist, editorial, feature, headline, journalist, newspaper, obituary, review, supplement See related entries: The press
  3. 3supplement (to something) a book or a section at the end of a book that gives extra information or deals with a special subject the supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary a supplement to the main report
  4. 4(British English) an amount of money that you pay for an extra service or item, especially in addition to the basic cost of a holiday/vacation synonym surcharge There is a £10 supplement for a single room. Safety deposit boxes are available at a supplement.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin supplementum, from supplere ‘fill up, complete’, from sub- ‘from below’ + plere ‘fill’.Extra examples A single cabin is available for a £20 supplement. I take a vitamin supplement every day. If you want to travel on a different day a flight supplement is payable. Our special supplement is packed with ideas for healthy hair. Our special supplement is packed with inspirational ideas for healthy and glamorous hair. Single rooms are available at a supplement. The farmer adds a supplement to the horse’s feed. There is a supplement on rooms with a sea view. This document is a supplement to the main report. We charge a small supplement for this service. Weekend flights carry a supplement. You can use these books as supplements to the basic English course. a $20 supplement for each extra night means-tested supplements to the basic pension women who take a daily supplement of folic acid It was the first paper in the UK to have a colour supplement.
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