Points of support
Support Sup*port", n. [F.] 1. The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining. [1913 Webster]

2. That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind. [1913 Webster]

3. That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; re["e]nforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery. [1913 Webster]

{Points of support} (Arch.), the horizontal area of the solids of a building, walls, piers, and the like, as compared with the open or vacant spaces.

{Right of support} (Law), an easement or servitude by which the owner of a house has a right to rest his timber on the walls of his neighbor's house. --Kent. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Stay; prop; maintenance; subsistence; assistance; favor; countenance; encouragement; patronage; aid; help; succor; nutriment; sustenance; food. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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