American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that supports, as a structural member of a building.
- n. One who promotes or advocates; an adherent: a supporter of capitalism.
- n. An athletic supporter.
- n. Heraldry An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who supports or maintains. One who upholds or helps to carry on; a furtherer; a defender; an advocate; a vindicator: as, supporters of religion, morality, and justice.
- n. An adherent; a partizan: as, a supporter of a candidate or of a faction.
- n. One who accompanies a leader on some public occasion.
- n. A sustainer; a comforter.
- n. That which supports or upholds; that on which anything rests; a support; a prop.
- n. Specifically— In ship-building, a knee placed under the cat-head; also, same as bibb.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a living creature accompanying the escutcheon and either holding it up or standing beside it as if to keep or guard it. In modern times supporters are usually two for each escutcheon, and are more commonly in pairs, the two of each pair being either exactly alike or simply reversed; it often happens, however, that they are quite different, as the Indian and sailor supporting the shield of New York, or the lion and unicorn supporting the royal shield of Great Britain. In medieval decorative art there was often one supporter, as an angel, who actually held the shield, standing behind it.
- n. An appliance which gives support to any part of the body, as the breasts or abdominal viscera.
- n. Something that supports a structure such as a building.
- n. A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
- n. heraldry An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
- n. A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking
- n. sports Someone who is a fan of a certain team or sportsperson.
- n. sports Someone who attends a sports match.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, supports.
- n. Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends.
- n. (Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead.
- n. (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.
- n. (Med.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ.
- n. a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
- n. a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
- n. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
- n. someone who supports or champions something
- n. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
- to support + -er. (Wiktionary)
“That doesn't mean that a proposal to raise revenue by repealing a tax cut means that the supporter is an advocate of a 'myth' that tax increases * always* increase revenue.”
““That doesn't mean that a proposal to raise revenue by repealing a tax cut means that the supporter is an advocate of a 'myth' that tax increases * always* increase revenue.””
“Every Obama supporter is a would-be Clinton supporter, but he is simply the superior candidate.”
“Joe Andrew, An Obama supporter is a partner in this law firm if that tell you anything”
“Every Obama supporter is a would-be Hillary supporter.”
“If I were a Palin supporter – or supporter of anyone who follows the current Republican Leadership and their media spokespersons such as O'Reilly, Hannity, Beck, Coulter, etc.”
“Looks like the average IQ of the Obama supporter is falling faster than his ratings.”
“If he thinks he or his supporter is goin 'to win, so be it.”
“He's also the husband of Palin supporter Greta Van Susteran.”
“Though I am not a Palin supporter, I have come, slowly, to accept the fact that "to underestimate Sarah Palin is to do so at one's own peril".”
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