[self-suh-pawrt, -pohrt, self-]
- the supporting or maintaining of oneself or itself without reliance on outside aid.
Origin of self-support
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for self-supporting
There is hope that the site will one day be self-supporting from ad sales.Africa's WikiLeaks
August 12, 2010
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
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