Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

supporter

[suh-pawr-ter, -pohr-] /səˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that supports.
2.
an adherent, follower, backer, or advocate.
3.
a device, usually of elastic cotton webbing, for supporting some part of the body, especially a jockstrap.
4.
a garter, especially one attached to a garter belt or girdle.
5.
Heraldry. either of two human or animal figures flanking and supporting an escutcheon in an achievement of arms.
Origin of supporter
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at support, -er1
Related forms
nonsupporter, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for supporter
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for supporter

supporter

/səˈpɔːtə/
noun
1.
a person who or thing that acts as a support
2.
a person who backs a sports team, politician, etc
3.
a garment or device worn to ease the strain on or restrict the movement of a bodily structure or part
4.
(heraldry) a figure or beast in a coat of arms depicted as holding up the shield
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for supporter
n.

mid-15c., agent noun from support (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for supporter

Word Value for supporter

13
16
Scrabble Words With Friends