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  1. supporters

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. supporters

    Circular knee-timbers placed under the cat-heads for their support and security.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. supporters

    In heraldry, figures placed on each side of an armorial shield, as it were to support it. They seem to have been, in their origin, a purely decorative invention of mediæval seal-engravers, often, however, bearing allusion to the arms or descent of the bearer; but in the course of time their use came to be regulated by authority, and they were considered indicative that the bearer was the head of a family of eminence or distinction. The most usual supporters are animals, real or fabulous; but men in armor are also frequent, and savages, or naked men, often represented with clubs, and wreathed about the head and middle. There are occasional instances of inanimate supporters. On early seals, a single supporter is not unfrequent, and instances are particularly common of the escutcheon being placed on the breast of an eagle displayed. The common rule, however, has been to have a supporter on each side of the shield. The dexter supporter is very often repeated on the sinister side; but the two supporters are in many cases different; when the bearer represents two different families, it is not unusual for a supporter to be adopted from the achievement of each.

Editors Contribution

  1. supporters

    Plural form of supporter.

    The supporters of the local football team all turned up to watch the sem-final game and cheered from the stands with joy everytime their team scored.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2016  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'supporters' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2764

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'supporters' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3785

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  1. superports

  2. supersport

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    The numerical value of supporters in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of supporters in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of supporters in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am, but to all of our supporters – here and around the country – I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved.

  2. Rose Hamid:

    His supporters really need to look at what it is that he's proposing, and the type of bully mentality that he has of disrespecting people to such a tremendous degree.

  3. Conor Berry:

    Can’t take it back; wish I could. My since apologies to all good, hardworking reporters and to POTUS supporters.

  4. Rita Katz:

    This has increased the visibility of both campaigns. It is also certain that MAGA/Stop the Steal supporters will also participate in the D.C. event, given that it has been endorsed and promoted by Steve Bannon, although we have not yet seen the events being discussed by organized violent extremist groups such as the Proud Boys, the scale of promotion suggests significant participation, and it can not be ruled out that provocateurs and accelerationists will join.

  5. Andrew Morton:

    It’s obvious Meghan was entering a new world, but it’s my understanding that they tried to help. Diana spoke about the men in gray who were hostile to her because they were supporters of Prince Charles. And they had problems pretty early on in their marriage. But Meghan and Harry were a double act. There wasn’t a cigarette paper between them. They were talented together. And Meghan was seen out and about. Friends of mine used to ring me up and say, ‘I just saw Meghan at such and such.’ She did have a life outside of palace walls and in those early days, she was very popular.

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