Meaning of SUPPORT in English


noun the act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.

2. support ·noun that which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.

3. support ·vt a attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; o'connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.

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

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

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

7. support ·vt 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.

8. support ·vt 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.

9. support ·vt 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.

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

11. support ·vt 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.

12. support ·vt 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.

13. support ·noun 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.

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