Email this page to a friend



  1. [noun] 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. [noun] aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer had the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

  3. [noun] something providing immaterial support or 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. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: reinforcement, reenforcement

  5. [noun] documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones"
    Synonyms: documentation

  6. [noun] the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
    Synonyms: keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance

  7. [noun] supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"

  8. [noun] the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
    Synonyms: ing

  9. [noun] a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
    Synonyms: accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup

  10. [noun] any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

  11. [noun] financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
    Synonyms: financial funding, backing, financial backing

  12. [verb] give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
    Synonyms: back up

  13. [verb] support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

  14. [verb] be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
    Synonyms: back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for

  15. [verb] 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?"
    Synonyms: hold, sustain, hold up

  16. [verb] establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
    Synonyms: confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, affirm

  17. [verb] adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
    Synonyms: subscribe

  18. [verb] support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
    Synonyms: corroborate, underpin, bear out

  19. [verb] argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
    Synonyms: defend, fend for

  20. [verb] play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

  21. [verb] be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
    Synonyms: patronize, patronise, patronage, keep going

  22. [verb] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
    Synonyms: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, brook, abide, suffer, put up


Related Words:

Web Standards & Support:

Link to and support Powered by LoadedWeb Web Hosting
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! FireFox Extensions