from The Century Dictionary.

  • Kept up or maintained uniformly, as at one pitch or level, especially a high pitch, or at the same degree, especially a high degree.
  • In heraldry, same as supported: see also surmounted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Held up to a certain pitch, degree, or level; uniform.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sustain.
  • adjective held continuously at a certain level
  • adjective music held at a certain pitch

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective maintained at length without interruption or weakening
  • adjective (of an electric arc) continuous


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