supporter

[ suh-pawr-ter, -pohr- ]
/ səˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr- /

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.

Nearby words

  1. support level,
  2. support mission,
  3. support price,
  4. support system,
  5. supportable,
  6. supporting,
  7. supportive,
  8. supportive psychotherapy,
  9. supportive therapy,
  10. supposal

Origin of supporter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at support, -er1

Related formsnon·sup·port·er, noun

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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
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Word Origin and History for supporter

supporter

n.

mid-15c., agent noun from support (v.).

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