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"
aiding the cause or policy or interests of
"the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
something providing immaterial 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"
support, reinforcement, reenforcement(noun)
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"
"his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance(noun)
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"
supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
"the statue stood on a marble support"
the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
"he leaned against the wall for support"
accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
any device that bears the weight of another thing
"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing(verb)
financial resources provided to make some project possible
"the foundation provided support for the experiment"
support, back up(verb)
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
"She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
support materially or financially
"he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support(verb)
be behind; approve of
"He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
hold, support, sustain, hold up(verb)
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?"
confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
"his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
adopt as a belief
"I subscribe to your view on abortion"
corroborate, underpin, bear out, support(verb)
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
"The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
defend, support, fend for(verb)
argue or speak in defense of
"She supported the motion to strike"
play a subordinate role to (another performer)
"Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going(verb)
be a regular customer or client of
"We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
Financial or other help.
The government provides support to the arts in several ways.
Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?
in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.
To keep from falling.
Donu2019t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.
To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
I support France in the World Cup
To help, particularly financially.
The government supports the arts in several ways.
To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset
The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.
To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization
To imply a service role.
I don't make decisions, I just support those who do.
Origin: From supporter.
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
to endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes
to keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits
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
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
to carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate
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
to vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause
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
a attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons
the act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining
that which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind
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
In mathematics, the support of a function is the set of points where the function is not zero-valued, and the closure of that set. This concept is used very widely in mathematical analysis. In the form of functions with support that is bounded, it also plays a major part in various types of mathematical duality theories.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sup-pōrt′, 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. supportāre—sub, up, portāre, to bear.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
After-sale handholding; something many software vendors promise but few deliver. To hackers, most support people are useless — because by the time a hacker calls support he or she will usually know the software and the relevant manuals better than the support people (sadly, this is not a joke or exaggeration). A hacker's idea of ‘support’ is a têete-à-têete with the software's designer.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. The action of a force that aids, protects, complements, or sustains another force in accordance with a directive requiring such action. 2. A unit that helps another unit in battle. 3. An element of a command that assists, protects, or supplies other forces in combat. See also close support; direct support; general support; interdepartmental or agency support; international logistic support; inter-Service support; mutual support.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'support' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #449
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'support' in Written Corpus Frequency: #788
Rank popularity for the word 'support' in Nouns Frequency: #173
Rank popularity for the word 'support' in Verbs Frequency: #125
The numerical value of support in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of support in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Though the people support the government; the government should not support the people.
Some of my friends support the measure, and some of my friends oppose it. I support my friends.
We support Syriza in government and we support the Prime Minister. We don't support the bailout.
Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.
I never said that a person could not run for office. I just said I would not support them, do I not have the right to support what I want to support?
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Translations for support
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- دعم, الدعمArabic
- recolzar, sostenirCatalan, Valencian
- podporovat, podpora, podpěra, podpíratCzech
- Unterstützung, stützen, Support bieten, Träger, unterstützen, StützeGerman
- ενισχύω, υποστήριξηGreek
- subteni, subtenoEsperanto
- sostener, apoyo, apuntalar, apoyar, respaldo, respaldar, soporteSpanish
- tugi, abiEstonian
- پشتیبانی, حمایتPersian
- tuki, tukea, sulkeuma, kantaja, kannattaaFinnish
- soutien, soutenirFrench
- stipeWestern Frisian
- iompair, gabháilIrish
- taic, seasScottish Gaelic
- támasz, támogat, segítség, alátámaszt, segély, pártfogol, támaszt, támogatás, eltartHungarian
- suporto, apogarIdo
- supporto, supportareItalian
- 維持, 対応する, 扶養, 援助, 支える, 援助する, 支持する, 養う, 支援する, 支え, 支持, 支援Japanese
- tautīnei, tautītī, tautokoMāori
- steunen, ondersteuning, bijstand, ondersteunen, advies, hulp, steunDutch
- bistand, støtteNorwegian
- wspierać, podpora, kibicować, wsparcie, wspornik, popierać, pomoc, nośnikPolish
- financiar, apoio, apoiar, suporte, [[dar]] [[suporte]]Portuguese
- sprijini, sprijin, suport, propti, sprijinire, susține, suporturiRomanian
- поддержать, поддержка, поддерживать, опораRussian
- подршка, ùporīšte, podrška, pȍtpōranj, pȍtpora, òslonacSerbo-Croatian
- stöd, bära upp, support, stötta, stödjaSwedish
- destek, desteklemek, çözüm, destek olmakTurkish
- subzidiaedje, subzideWalloon
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