Definition of SUPPORTS

noun : SUPPORTS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times" ;

  • 2. (

    ) aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support" ;

  • 3. (

    ) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support" ;

  • 5. (

    ) documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones" ;

  • 7. (

    ) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support" ;

  • 10. (

    ) any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf" ;

verb : SUPPORTS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up" ;

  • 2. (

    ) support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college" ;

  • 4. (

    ) be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?" ;

  • 9. (

    ) play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act" ;