From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsupplementsup‧ple‧ment1 /ˈsʌpləmənt/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable] 1 ADDsomething that you add to something else to improve it or make it complete vitamins and other dietary supplementssupplement to The payments are a supplement to his usual salary.2 TCNan additional part at the end of a book, or a separate part of a newspaper, magazine etc the Sunday supplements3 COSTan amount of money that is added to the price of a service, hotel room etc Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Examples from the Corpussupplement• He sometimes eats fish as a supplement to his vegetarian diet.• The vitamins and supplements are nearly all there.• The current supplement to the encyclopedia 'Growing Up with Science' has a new section on cycles in nature.• Dietary supplements may also be important to ensure adequate vitamins and minerals are being absorbed.• vitamin E supplements• Daulaire calculated that one death was prevented for every 55 children given supplements.• After a workout, he has a carbohydrate replacement drink, a diet fuel bar and 12 more supplements.• If you use a powder supplement, damp the feed to prevent the horse from blowing it away!• a Sunday supplement• Doctors believe that vitamin supplements are largely unnecessary.dietary supplements• It's largely for this reason that most researchers are not enthusiastic about all the eye care dietary supplements currently available.• And food products, including dietary supplements, are not subject to the tough safety and efficacy review that drugs must pass.• At 4 a. m., he drinks a protein shake with four more dietary supplements and six amino acids.• But as the burgeoning health food stores testify, there is a lot more to the dietary supplements market than this.supplementsup‧ple‧ment2 /ˈsʌpləment/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] ADDto add something, especially to what you earn or eat, in order to increase it to an acceptable levelsupplement something by/with something Kia supplements her regular salary by tutoring in the evenings. —supplementation /ˌsʌpləmenˈteɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpussupplement• These are established through national joint councils, consisting of representatives of employers and employees, supplemented by local variations and agreements.• As with the development of all skills, the theoretical approach described in this chapter needs to be supplemented by practical experience.• This story was supplemented by wire service material.• Mary found it necessary to supplement her earnings by writing articles for magazines.• Tracy gives her children vitamin pills to supplement their diet.• Few of them, however, go back as far as 1880, though historical reconstruction can often supplement them.• Confrontationalists advocate challenging Roman authority, experimenting with new liturgical forms and creating smaller new communities to replace or supplement traditional parishes.• In the new test, the patient drinks a specially prepared solution of urea supplemented with carbon-13.• This was to he supplemented with one-third of the annual revenue.From Longman Business Dictionarysupplementsup‧ple‧ment1 /ˈsʌpləment/ verb [transitive] to add something to something to make it more successful, useful, or completeThe acquisition will supplement their business strategy to produce higher-margin products.As the number of farmers falls, many are seeking new outlets to supplement their incomes.supplement something with somethingThe staff handbooks will be supplemented with a series of workshops.→ See Verb tablesupplementsup‧ple‧ment2 /ˈsʌpləmənt/ noun [countable]1something you add to make something better, more useful, or more completeThewelfare supplement is payable to employees who retire between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.supplement toThe informal discussion groups are a good supplement to the overall training program.2an additional part of a book, newspaper, report etca 16-page advertising supplementsupplement toThe actual amount of commission is only disclosed in a supplement to the firm’s prospectus.3FINANCETRAVELa sum of money added to the price of service, such as a hotel room or plane journeyThere is a single room supplement of £10 per night. → repayment supplementOrigin supplement1 (1300-1400) Latin supplementum, from supplere; → SUPPLY2