supposed

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /səˈpəʊzd/
    • (US) IPA(key): /səˈpoʊzd/
      • (file)
  • (adjective)
  • (in supposed to)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /səˈpəʊst/, (colloquial) /spəʊst/
    • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /səˈpoʊst/, (colloquial) /spoʊst/

Verb[edit]

supposed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of suppose

Adjective[edit]

supposed (not comparable)

  1. Presumed to be true, but without proof
    Muhammad is the supposed messenger of God.
  2. (with infinitive) Generally considered or expected.
    The movie is supposed to be good.
  3. (with infinitive) Having an obligation.
    You are not supposed to smoke in the restaurant. [Note: this means, you are obliged not to smoke.]
    The phone is supposed to come with a manual.
  4. (with infinitive) Intended.
    The phone is supposed to save us time.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]