What does supporter mean?

Definitions for supporter
səˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr-sup·port·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friendnoun

    a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

    "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

  2. patron, sponsor, supporternoun

    someone who supports or champions something

  3. assistant, helper, help, supporternoun

    a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

    "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"

  4. garter, supporternoun

    a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

  5. athletic supporter, supporter, suspensor, jockstrap, jocknoun

    a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise

Wiktionary

  1. supporternoun

    Something that supports a structure such as a building.

  2. supporternoun

    A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.

  3. supporternoun

    An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.

  4. supporternoun

    A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking

  5. supporternoun

    Someone who is a fan of a certain team or sportsperson.

  6. supporternoun

    Someone who attends a sports match.

    There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Supporternoun

    Etymology: from support.

    You must walk by us upon either hand,
    And good supporters are you. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.

    Because a relation cannot be founded in nothing, and the thing here related as a supporter, or a support, is not represented to the mind by any distinct idea. John Locke.

    More might be added of helms, crests, mantles, and supporters. William Camden.

    The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured. Francis Bacon.

    We shall be discharged of our load; but you, that are designed for beams and supporters, shall bear. Roger L'Estrange.

    There is no loss of room at the bottom, as there is in a building set upon supporters. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    The saints have a companion and supporter in all their miseries. Robert South, Sermons.

    The beginning of the earl of Essex I must attribute in great part to my lord of Leicester; but yet as an introducer or supporter, not as a teacher. Henry Wotton.

    All examples represent ingratitude as sitting in its throne, with pride at its right hand, and cruelty at its left; worthy supporters of such a reigning impiety. South.

    Love was no more, when loyalty was gone,
    The great supporter of his awful throne. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Supporter

    In heraldry, supporters, sometimes referred to as attendants, are figures or objects usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it up. Early forms of supporters are found in medieval seals. However, unlike the coronet or helmet and crest, supporters were not part of early medieval heraldry. As part of the heraldic achievement, they first become fashionable towards the end of the 15th century, but even in the 17th century were not necessarily part of the full heraldic achievement (being absent, for example, in Siebmachers Wappenbuch of 1605). The figures used as supporters may be based on real or imaginary animals, human figures, and in rare cases plants or other inanimate objects, such as the pillars of Hercules of the coat of arms of Spain. Often, as in other elements of heraldry, these can have local significance, such as the fisherman and the tin miner granted to Cornwall County Council, or a historical link; such as the lion of England and unicorn of Scotland in the two variations of the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. The arms of nutritionist John Boyd-Orr use two 'garbs' (wheat sheaves) as supporters; the arms of USS Donald Cook, missiles; the arms of the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, trees. Letters of the alphabet are used as supporters in the arms of Valencia, Spain. Human supporters can also be allegorical figures, or, more rarely, specifically named individuals.There is usually one supporter on each side of the shield, though there are some examples of single supporters placed behind the shield, such as the imperial eagle of the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire. The coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo provide an extremely unusual example of two supporters issuing from behind the shield. While such single supporters are generally eagles with one or two heads, there are other examples, including the cathedra in the case of some Canadian cathedrals. At the other extreme and even rarer, the Scottish chief Dundas of that Ilk had three supporters: two conventional red lions and the whole supported by a salamander. The coat of arms of Iceland even has four supporters.The context of the application of supporters may vary, although entitlement may be considered conditioned by grant of a type of augmentation of honour by admission in orders of chivalry or by heraldic authorities, such as in the case of traditional British heraldry.

ChatGPT

  1. supporter

    A supporter is an individual or group that backs, advocates, helps, believes in, or contributes to another person, cause, activity, or organization, providing assistance or encouragement either morally, financially, or in any other way. This term can refer to various contexts, including politics, sports, social movements, charities, or personal endeavors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supporternoun

    one who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life

  2. Supporternoun

    especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate

  3. Supporternoun

    a knee placed under the cathead

  4. Supporternoun

    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

  5. Supporternoun

    a broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ

Wikidata

  1. Supporter

    In heraldry, supporters are figures usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it up. These figures may be real or imaginary animals, human figures, and in rare cases plants or inanimate objects. Often these can have local significance, such as the fisherman and the tin miner granted to Cornwall County Council, or a historical link, such as the lion of England and unicorn of Scotland in the two variations of the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. The arms of nutritionist John Boyd-Orr use two garbs as supporters; the arms of the USS Donald Cook, missiles; the arms of the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, trees. Letters of the alphabet are used as supporters in the arms of Valencia, Spain. Human supporters can also be allegorical figures, or, more rarely, specifically named individuals. There is usually one supporter on each side of the shield, though there are some examples of single supporters placed behind the shield, and the arms of the Congo provide an extremely unusual example of supporters issuing from behind the shield. While such single supporters are generally eagles with one or two heads, there are other examples, including the cathedra in the case of some Canadian cathedrals. At the other extreme and even rarer, the Scottish chief Dundas of that Ilk had three supporters: two conventional red lions and the whole supported by a salamander. The coat of arms of Iceland even has four supporters.

Editors Contribution

  1. supporter

    A person who provides support.

    Football supporters are very well behaved


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supporter' in Nouns Frequency: #1034

Anagrams for supporter »

  1. superport

  2. resupport

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supporter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supporter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of supporter in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Wheeler:

    While that’s flattering, I am not thinking about it, no, i could have put my hat in the ring for the administrator. I wasn’t interested in that. I am still not interested in that. Trump said Wheeler would assume duties as acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright! Trump tweeted on July 5. Here are 3 things you need to know about the interim EPA chief before he officially changes roles. A former coal industry lobbyist, Wheeler helped lead an industry fight against regulations aimed at protecting Americans' health and addressing climate change. Many in the industry argued that the regulations would stifle business. Throughout his decades-long career, Wheeler has reportedly lobbied for at least 20 different companies, includingSargento Foods Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, and Xcel Energy, among others. During his time as a lobbyist, Wheelerworked alongside Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 85 percent and reserve a piece of the land for uranium mining, Fortune Magazine reported. In recent years, Wheeler has lobbied for Energy Fuels Resources Inc. and Murray Energy Corporation, which is run by longtime Trump supporter Robert Murray, who spent roughly $300,000 on the president's inauguration, according toThe New York Times. Wheeler worked for the EPA in the early 1990s, focusing on chemicals and toxic substance-related issues during the Bush and Clinton administrations. He later transitioned into the role of staff chief of the Senate Environment Committee andserved as counsel to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. Wheeler joined the international law firmFaegre Baker Daniels after his stint at the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During his time at the firm, he helped counsel a variety of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies, the firm states on its website. He worked on every major piece of environmental and energy-related legislation before Congress over the span of a decade, ProPublica reported.

  2. John Kasich:

    I've been told we have a lady here, a Bernie Sanders supporter, she wants to ask me a question, but I'm going to go right to her, right now, just like Phil Donahue, yes ma'am, what do you want to know?

  3. Regina Bailey:

    I am a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders too, but what I love about Elizabeth Warrens most of all is Elizabeth Warrens ability to reach across and talk to people in a different way, it's not as upsetting to other people. I think it would be able to bridge the gap and to be able to sway other voters more so than Bernie Sanders.

  4. Roger Federer:

    I take the impacts and threat of climate change very seriously, particularly as my family and I arrive in Australia amidst devastation from the bushfires, as the father of four young children and a fervent supporter of universal education, I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the youth climate movement, and I am grateful to young climate activists for pushing us all to examine our behaviors and act on innovative solutions.

  5. Johnny Hooper:

    Hopefully I'm making her proud, and back my home, my mom, she's my everything. She's my biggest supporter. So having big moments like that out (there) today in the game and coming away with the win against Japan here in Tokyo, it's just another step closer to doing better at this tournament.

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