Dictionary.com

supporter

[ suh-pawr-ter, -pohr- ]
/ səˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: supporter / supporters on Thesaurus.com

noun

a person or thing that supports.
an adherent, follower, backer, or advocate.
a device, usually of elastic cotton webbing, for supporting some part of the body, especially a jockstrap.
a garter, especially one attached to a garter belt or girdle.
Heraldry. either of two human or animal figures flanking and supporting an escutcheon in an achievement of arms.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of supporter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at support, -er1
non·sup·port·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for supporter

supporter
/ (səˈpɔːtə) /

noun

a person who or thing that acts as a support
a person who backs a sports team, politician, etc
a garment or device worn to ease the strain on or restrict the movement of a bodily structure or part
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
Get Online Help For Kids!