Origin of supposed
verb (used with object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.
Origin of suppose
Related Words for supposedapparent, alleged, purported, presumed, assumed, putative, asserted, reputed, likely, conjectural, hypothetical, theoretical, supposititious
Examples from the Web for supposed
Contemporary Examples of supposed
By James Joiner Thea Shaheen had waited her whole life for the body she was supposed to be in.Six Must-Read Stories About Gay Mormon Husbands and Iranian Drug Wars
The Daily Beast
January 3, 2015
Both high fashion and the fast, commercial fashion of Target are supposed to be about aspiration.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem
January 2, 2015
Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.
It was supposed to land in Singapore at 8:57 a.m. local time.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
Thea Shaheen had waited her whole life for the body she was supposed to be in.
Historical Examples of supposed
Those who were initiated were supposed to be peculiarly under the protection of the gods.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
He knew the circumstances of the Rushtons, and he had not supposed they had any money on hand.
The boat he supposed to belong to Robert, and he was determined to spoil it.
It must not be supposed that this spring day in the spring places had reformed his manner of delivery.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It seemed like one risen from the dead, for he supposed him lying at the bottom of the sea.
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for suppose
"believed or thought to exist," 1580s, past participle adjective from suppose (q.v.); often with the -e- pronounced, to distinguish it from the passive past tense supposed, now common in the sense of "to have a duty or obligation" (1859).
early 14c., "to assume as the basis of argument," from Old French supposer "to assume," probably a replacement of *suppondre (influenced by Old French poser "put, place"), from Latin supponere "put or place under," from sub "under" + ponere "put, place" (see position). Meaning "to admit as possible, to believe to be true" is from 1520s.
see I suppose so.