What does supporter mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word supporter.

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


  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.

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


  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

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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. Carl Icahn:

    I have been an investor and supporter of Hertz( HTZ) since 2014. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 which has caused an extremely rapid and substantial decrease in travel, Hertz has encountered major financial difficulties.

  2. Elise Stefanik:

    Elise Stefanik is a strong supporter of our tax reforms.

  3. Marissa Bridge:

    He died while The Apology Line was still running, and it always bothered that he wasn’t able to complete it in the way he wanted to. So I felt it was my duty as his wife and being a supporter of the line to always make sure it didn’t disappear into the dustbin of history, so to speak. And that it would be brought to the public again, in some way, shape or form.

  4. Genevieve Hillis:

    I haven't encountered anybody that was a supporter in the recall that isn't going to be a supporter in the presidential.

  5. Karen Taylor:

    It creates a community holding space instead of the burden of trauma being on the shoulders of each individual supporter or survivor, it can be solidifying and reassuring. It can be lifting. It's not just on you anymore.

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