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, friend(noun)

    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, supporter(noun)

    someone who supports or champions something

  3. assistant, helper, help, supporter(noun)

    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, supporter(noun)

    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, jock(noun)

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


  1. supporter(Noun)

    Something that supports a structure such as a building.

  2. supporter(Noun)

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

  3. supporter(Noun)

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

  4. supporter(Noun)

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

  5. supporter(Noun)

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

  6. supporter(Noun)

    Someone who attends a sports match.

    There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supporter(noun)

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

  2. Supporter(noun)

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

  3. Supporter(noun)

    a knee placed under the cathead

  4. Supporter(noun)

    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. Supporter(noun)

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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say supporter in sign language?

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  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. Marco Rubio:

    My first day in office I will announce I am a supporter.

  2. Augustine Chukwuma Obodo:

    They are surprised to see a black man as a Trump supporter.

  3. Andrew Turner:

    I think Cory Booker feel like everyone can be a Cory Booker supporter.

  4. Iowan Clara Oleson:

    This is a supporter quilt. It's kind of a way to say to Hillary, 'We've got your back,'.

  5. Nefeli Tsikrika:

    We are disappointed. It's not what we expected, i was a supporter, but I'm not proud of it.

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