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Meaning of SUPPORTER

Pronunciation:  su'powrtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  someone who supports or champions something
  4. [n]  a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

SUPPORTER is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: admirer, assistant, booster, champion, friend, garter, help, helper, patron, protagonist, sponsor
 See Also: accomplice, acolyte, actor's assistant, advocate, advocator, aide, angel, anglophil, anglophile, attendant, attender, auxiliary, backer, band, believer, benefactor, Boswell, cat's-paw, chief assistant, coadjutor, confederate, convert, dental assistant, deputy, dresser, endorser, enforcer, enthusiast, event planner, exponent, facilitator, fashion model, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, girl Friday, godfather, godparent, Graecophile, guarantor, hatchet man, instrument, Jacobite, labor coach, lieutenant, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, man Friday, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model, monitrice, New Dealer, paraprofessional, partisan, partizan, patroness, patronne, pawn, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, pillar of strength, poser, powder monkey, prompter, proponent, ratifier, right-hand man, Roundhead, seconder, secretarial assistant, secretary, Shavian, sidesman, stalwart, subscriber, surety, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, tender, theater prompter, toaster, tower of strength, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, warranter, warrantor, wassailer, water boy, waterer, well-wisher, Whig, whipper-in, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sup*port"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a
   supporter of life.

         The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured.

         The saints have a . . . supporter in all their
         miseries.                             --South.

2. Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and
   defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or

3. (Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead.

4. (Her.) 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. (Med.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or
   some other part or organ.