Supporter
Supporter Sup*port"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life. [1913 Webster]

The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The saints have a . . . supporter in all their miseries. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate. [1913 Webster]

3. (Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) A figure, sometimes of a man, but commonly of some animal, placed on either side of an escutcheon, and exterior to it. Usually, both supporters of an escutcheon are similar figures. [1913 Webster]

5. (Med.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • supporter — Supporter. v. a. Porter, soustenir. Ces piliers, ces colomnes supportent toute cette maison, toute cette galerie, tout ce bastiment, toute la voute. Supporter, signifie fig. Favoriser. appuyer. Ce grand Seigneur, ce Ministre supporte, soustient… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • supporter — Supporter, endurer, Sufferre, Ferre, Perferre. Supporter et favoriser, Subleuare aliquem. B. ex Cic. Trop supporté et favorisé, Nimium gratiosus. B. Gens supportez et favorisez en justice, Homines in iure gratiosi, et comitate praediti prolixa et …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • supporter — or athletic supporter or athletic supporter [sə pôrt′ər] n. 1. a person who supports; advocate; adherent; partisan 2. a thing that supports; esp., a) an elastic, girdlelike device worn to support the back, abdomen, etc. ☆ b) JOCKSTRAP: in full… …   English World dictionary

  • supporter — index abettor, accomplice, advocate (espouser), apologist, assistant, backer, benefactor, coactor …   Law dictionary

  • supporter — /sə pɔ:tə/, it. /su p:ɔrter/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) support sostenere ], usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. [chi sostiene un atleta, una squadra sportiva, ecc.] ▶◀ aficionado, fan, sostenitore, tifoso. ↓ simpatizzante …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • supporter — mid 15c., agent noun from SUPPORT (Cf. support) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supporter — /supˈpɔrter, ingl. səˈpɔːtə(r)/ [vc. ingl., da to support «sostenere»] s. m. inv. (sport) tifoso, sostenitore, fan (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • supporter — ► NOUN ▪ a person who supports a sports team, policy, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • supporter — 1. supporter [ sypɔrte ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1398; sorporter « endurer, emporter, entraîner » 1190; lat. chrét. supportare, en lat. class. « porter » I ♦ 1 ♦ Recevoir le poids, la poussée de (qqch.) sur soi, en maintenant. ⇒ soutenir; 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • supporter — (su por té) v. a. 1°   Porter, en étant dessous. Un seul pilier supporte toute la voûte. •   La première [pièce de bois] qui pesait 188 livres, a supporté, pendant 46 minutes, une charge de 11 475 livres, BUFF. Hist. nat. Introd. Oeuvr. t. VIII,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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