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 unsupported
That, of course, is pure speculation, unsupported by evidence.The Strange Leak of the New Exposé ‘Clinton, Inc.’|Lloyd Grove|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This theory is self-inflated and unsupported, but it's widely believed.
The conclusions of Coming Apart are pure dogma, not only unsupported but even unrelated to anything that went before.
The problem with this modified theory is that it, too, is unsupported by the medical and scientific literature.No Proof Paula Deen’s High-Fat Southern Cooking Caused Her Diabetes|Paul Campos|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Parties of brave men struggled up to the very abattis of the Redan, and there, unsupported and powerless, were shot down.Jack Archer|G. A. Henty
He was the most isolated individual to be found anywhere; and, being so unsupported, everybody was his enemy.Doctor Grimshawe's Secret|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The detachment, however, was small, and as it was unsupported on either flank it was deemed wise to retire.The First Seven Divisions|Ernest W. Hamilton
The naked and unsupported shaft of the well reared its circular pillar from the centre, looking like a dark monument of the past.The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish|James Fenimore Cooper
The absolute worthlessness of unsupported dicta such as these, ought to be apparent to all.Inspiration and Interpretation|John Burgon
- 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.