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Definitions of support

  1. a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer had the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reenforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To bear the weight of; uphold; as, columns support the roof; endure; bear; suffer; as, to support pain; to encourage; as, to support the spirits; to verify; make good; as, to support an accusation of theft; to aid, favor, or defend; as, to support a political party; carry on; as, to support a conversation; provide for; as, to support a family. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. The act of maintaining or upholding; that which maintains or upholds; maintenance; livelihood; aid; one who furnishes means of support, as to a family. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Supporter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. To bear up: to endure or sustain: to keep up as a part or character: to make good: to defend: to represent: to supply with means of living: to uphold by countenance, patronize: to follow on same side as a speaker. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Act of supporting or upholding: that which supports, sustains, or maintains: maintenance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. Anything that supports; prop; maintenance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To sustain; keep up; endure; defend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. To bear the weight of; keep up. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To provide for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. To carry on. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. To bear or endure; tolerate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. To sustain; defend; aid; nourish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. The act of supporting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. One who or that which supports. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Subsistence; living. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. The act of upholding or sustaining; that which upholds; that which maintains life; maintenance; subsistence; assistance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. To bear or hold up; to uphold; to sustain; to endure without being overcome; to bear; to endure; to substantiate; to vindicate; to maintain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. To bear or hold up; to endure without being overcome; to sustain; to prop; to maintain; to keep from fainting or sinking; to help; to substantiate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. Sustaining power; the necessaries of life; food; that which upholds a person or thing from falling or sinking; assistance; aid; help. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  55. After-sale handholding; something many software vendorspromise but few deliver. To hackers, most support people areuseless - because by the time a hacker calls support he or shewill usually know the software and the relevant manuals betterthan the support people. A hacker's idea of support is anelectronic exchange with the software's designer. foldoc_fs
  56. sup-p[=o]rt', v.t. to bear up: to endure or sustain: to keep up as a part or character: to make good: to defend: to represent in acting: to supply with means of living: to uphold by countenance, patronise: to follow on the same side as a speaker.--n. act of supporting or upholding: that which supports, sustains, or maintains: maintenance: an actor playing a subordinate part with a star: an accompaniment in music.--adj. SUPPORT'ABLE, capable of being supported: endurable: capable of being maintained.--n. SUPPORT'ABLENESS.--adv. SUPPORT'ABLY.--ns. SUPPORT'ANCE (Shak.), support; SUPPORT'ER, one who, or that which, supports: an adherent: a defender: (her.) a figure on each side of the escutcheon.--adjs. SUPPORT'ING, SUPPORT'IVE.--n.fem. SUPPORT'RESS. [L. support[=a]re--sub, up, port[=a]re, to bear.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  57. Carry (part of) weight of, hold up, keep from falling or sinking, (foundation, buttress, supports house, wall; supported by a life-belt; had to be supported home); enable to last out, keep from failing, give strength to, encourage, (what supported him or his strength was a glass of brandy, a good conscience, hope, your approval; too little food to s. life); endure, tolerate, (supports fatigue well; I can s. life, such insolence, no longer), whence supportable a., supportably adv.; supply with necessaries, provide for, (s. a family); lend assistance or countenance to, back up, second, further, (s. a cause, policy, leader, candidate; s. actor or other performer, take secondary part to him; s. resolution &c., speak in favour of it; s. lecturer &c., appear on his platform; s. institution, subscribe to its funds); bear out, tend to substantiate, bring facts to confirm, (statement, charge, theory, &c.); keep up or represent (part, character) adequately. (N.) supporting or being supported (give s. to; requires s.; gets no s.; troops stationed in s., as reserve; speak in s. of, advocate); person or thing that supports (shelf must have another s.; he is the chief s. of the cause); hence supportless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. The act of holding anything up in its place. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  59. Anything acting as a supporter. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  60. n. Act or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining; prop; pillar: foundation: -that which maintains life, as bread ; maintenance; subsistence ; hence, means ; livelihood ;-that which keeps from sinking, declining, or languishing; stimulus ; encouragement ;-that which upholds or relieves: help ; succour : assistance ;-countenance ; patronage. Cabinet Dictionary

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