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Support (IPA: /səˈpɔɹt/)


Support (v. t.)

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.

Support (v. t.)

To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.

Support (v. t.)

To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.

Support (v. t.)

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.

Support (v. t.)

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.

Support (v. t.)

To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.

Support (v. t.)

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.

Support (v. t.)

To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.

Support (v. t.)

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.

Support (v. t.)

A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.

Support (n.)

The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.

Support (n.)

That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.

Support (n.)

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.

Support

Point in a structure at which loads are transferred between structural elements

Support

Part of the domain of a mathematical function

Support

Subset of a topological space

Support

Band from Denmark

Support

Scientific article published on 01 January 2004

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Iraq is] not Vietnam, we have a government that has a support of the majority of the people." - Bill Clinton

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A father, by the law of God and nature, is bound to support his son, and è contra, in case the father is empoverished." - Fathers

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." - Taxation

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Both those men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them." - George W. Bush

Example Sentence (Quote)

" EssJay was appointed at the request of and unanimous support of the ArbCom." - Jimmy Wales


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