- the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.
Origin of self-support
Related Words for self-supportingself-governing, self-reliant, self-contained, self-sufficient, autonomous, nonpartisan, absolute, autarchic, individualistic, nonaligned, separate, separated, sovereign, unconnected, unconstrained, uncontrolled, freewheeling, unaided
Examples from the Web for self-supporting
Contemporary Examples of self-supporting
There is hope that the site will one day be self-supporting from ad sales.Africa's WikiLeaks
August 12, 2010
Historical Examples of self-supporting
In Labrador these missions are largely, though by no means wholly, self-supporting.The Long Labrador Trail
It seems as if a kingdom really could be self-supporting in here.The Forbidden Trail
"I've never seen a self-supporting cat," Miss Thorley laughed.
Isn't it wonderful that George Washington and Solomon are self-supporting?
No matter how decrepit the latter, he has been taught to be independent, self-supporting.Marriage and Love
- able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
- able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc