Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “supposed”

supposed

adjective  /səˈpoʊzd/ us  

supposed adjective (RESPONSIBLE)

[not gradable] responsible: The children aresupposed to be at school by 8:45 a.m.

supposed adjective (INTENDED)

intended: These batteries are supposed to last for a year. not supposed to If you are not supposed to do something you are not allowed to do it: You're not supposed to park here.

supposed adjective (CONSIDERED)

[not gradable] considered by many people: Her new book is supposed to be excellent.
(Definition of supposed adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of supposed?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “supposed”

Definitions of “supposed” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More