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[ suh-pawr-ter, -pohr- ]


  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.


/ səˈpɔːtə /


  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

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  • nonsup·porter noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of supporter1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; support + -er 1
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Example Sentences

That’s because Putin does not need to give direct orders or sign a piece of paper when his security services and closest supporters are so sensitive to his needs and what will please him.

From Ozy

The presidency and its symbols do not belong to one president or his supporters, but to all of the American people.

Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism.

In a new statement emailed to supporters this week, she closed that door.

Through the organization KidSave, of which they are now supporters, they adopted two children from Colombia, Angie and Juan.

“There might be a ‘new fresh thing’ going on here,” said Thom Hartmann, a liberal radio host and Sanders supporter.

However, the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation seems to be behind the idea of making their famous supporter a volunteer cop.

Roberts and the Republicans are trying to portray the independent as a Barack Obama supporter who is just a Democrat in disguise.

Anna Wintour, an early supporter of Galliano, initiated his temporary post with de la Renta.

She is agnostic and a firm supporter for gay rights and birth control.

In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.

"Come away, Rundell, the race is yer ain," shouted an enthusiastic supporter of Peter.

Though a steady supporter of Pitt's administration, he never took any prominent part in politics.

He made no reply to the challenge that he was the chief supporter of a certain wanton thereabouts.

He was a warm supporter of the Irish Roman Catholics, but did not appear ever to have understood their political tactics.





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