self-support

[ self-suh-pawrt, -pohrt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.

Nearby words

  1. self-study,
  2. self-styled,
  3. self-sufficiency,
  4. self-sufficient,
  5. self-suggestion,
  6. self-supporting,
  7. self-surrender,
  8. self-sustaining,
  9. self-talk,
  10. self-tanning

Origin of self-support

First recorded in 1760–70

Related formsself-sup·port·ed, adjectiveself-sup·port·ed·ness, nounself-sup·port·ing, adjectiveself-sup·port·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for self-supporting

self-supporting

adjective

able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc
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