Supplely to Supposition
(Sup"ple*ly), adv. In a supple manner; softly; pliantly; mildly. Cotgrave.
(Sup"ple*ment) n. [F. supplément, L. supplementum, fr. supplere to fill up. See Supply,
1. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply. [Obs.] Chapman.
2. 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.
3. (Trig.) 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.
Syn. Appendix. Appendix, Supplement. An appendix is that which is appended to something,
but is not essential to its completeness; a supplement is that which supplements, or serves to complete
or make perfect, that to which it is added.
(Sup"ple*ment) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplemented; p. pr. & vb. n. Supplementing.] To
fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.
Causes of one kind must be supplemented by bringing to bear upon them a causation of another kind.I. Taylor.
Supplemental air (Physiol.), the air which in addition to the residual air remains in the lungs after
ordinary expiration, but which, unlike the residual air, can be expelled; reserve air. Supplemental
bill (Equity), a bill filed in aid of an original bill to supply some deffect in the latter, or to set forth new
facts which can not be done by amendment. Burrill. Daniel. Supplementary chords (Math.), in
an ellipse or hyperbola, any two chords drawn through the extremities of a diameter, and intersecting on
(Sup`ple*men"tal Sup`ple*men"ta*ry) a. [Cf. F. supplémentaire.] Added to supply what is
wanted; additional; being, or serving as, a supplement; as, a supplemental law; a supplementary sheet or
(Sup`ple*men*ta"tion) n. The act of supplementing. C. Kingsley.
(Sup"ple*ness) n. The quality or state of being supple; flexibility; pliableness; pliancy.
(Sup"ple*tive Sup"ple*to*ry) a. [Cf. F. supplétif, LL. suppletivus, from L. supplere, suppletum,
to fill up. See Supply.] Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath.
(Sup"ple*to*ry), n.; pl. Suppletories That which is to supply what is wanted.
Invent suppletories to excuse an evil man.Jer. Taylor.
(Sup*pli"al) n. The act of supplying; a supply. "The supplial of a preposition." Fitzed. Hall.
(Sup*pli"ance) n. [From Supply.] That which supplies a want; assistance; a gratification; satisfaction.
The perfume and suppliance of a minute.Shak.
(Sup*pli"ance) n. [See Suppliant.] Supplication; entreaty.
When Greece her knee in suppliance bent.Halleck.