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 well-supported
According to a well-supported statement in Forspjallsljod (see No. 123), Ivalde was the father of two groups of children.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3|Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
The neglect of well-supported, well-regulated hospitals, has recoiled on the Spaniards.Gatherings From Spain|Richard Ford
They immediately hastened to the roofs, and began a well-supported fire on the Assiniboins.
Indeed, the Law of the Dissipation of Energy is an intelligent and well-supported denial of the chimera of perpetual motion.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
This letter is of great length, and is written in a well-supported strain of splendid irony all through.
adjective (well supported when postpositive)
- 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.