verb (used with object)
- supply chain,
- supply teacher,
- supply-side economics,
- support area,
- support group,
- support level,
- support mission,
- support price
Origin of support
Examples from the Web for support
In October, he traveled to Denver with Fry to support his work with LGBT rights organization The Matthew Sheppard Foundation.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Both are considered marginal figures in the House GOP caucus and have no real base of support for their respective bids.
As long ago as the early 1970s, he had gone on to support most civil rights-related legislation.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They came out to support Putin that night together with about 50 more anti-Navalny activists.
Some pilots consider the infrared marker to be crucial to the close air-support mission to support ground troops.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We must go to work hard, and to learn, so that bye-and-bye we may be really able to support ourselves.The Palace Beautiful|L. T. Meade
She had a claim on him for support, and there was usually some way to enforce the claim.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Judge Barton must look for his support to someone who has passed through both experiences.The Locusts' Years|Mary Helen Fee
Seventeen years ago it was accepted as so much additional evidence in support of the old theory that his intellects were deranged.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
He believed the opinion to be unquestionably correct, as were the reasons that gentleman had given in support of it.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
- to play a subordinate role to
- to accompany (the feature) in a film programme
Word Origin for support
late 14c., "to aid," also "to hold up, prop up," from Old French supporter, from Latin supportare "convey, carry, bring up," from sub "up from under" + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.
late 14c., "act of assistance, backing, help, aid," from support (v.). Meaning "one who provides assistance, protection, backing, etc." is early 15c. Sense of "bearing of expense" is mid-15c. Physical sense of "that which supports" is from 1560s. Meaning "services which enable something to fulfil its function and remain in operation" (e.g. tech support) is from 1953.