from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence.
  • adj. Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
  • adj. Required: He is supposed to go to the store.
  • adj. Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here.
  • adj. Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of suppose.
  • adj. Presumed to be true, but without proof
  • adj. Generally considered or expected.
  • adj. Having an obligation.
  • adj. Intended.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Regarded or received as true; imagined; believed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. required or under orders
  • adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
  • adj. doubtful or suspect
  • adj. mistakenly believed


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