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supporter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Supporter  \Sup*port"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  supports;  as  oxygen  is  a 
  supporter  of  life. 
 
  The  sockets  and  supporters  of  flowers  are  figured. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  The  saints  have  a  .  .  .  supporter  in  all  their 
  miseries.  --South. 
 
  2.  Especially,  an  adherent;  one  who  sustains,  advocates,  and 
  defends;  as  the  supporter  of  a  party,  faction,  or 
  candidate. 
 
  3.  (Shipbuilding)  A  knee  placed  under  the  cathead. 
 
  4.  (Her.)  A  figure,  sometimes  of  a  man,  but  commonly  of  some 
  animal,  placed  on  either  side  of  an  escutcheon,  and 
  exterior  to  it  Usually,  both  supporters  of  an  escutcheon 
  are  similar  figures. 
 
  5.  (Med.)  A  broad  band  or  truss  for  supporting  the  abdomen  or 
  some  other  part  or  organ. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  supporter 
  n  1:  a  person  who  backs  a  politician  or  a  team  etc.;  "all  their 
  supporters  came  out  for  the  game";  "they  are  friends  of 
  the  library"  [syn:  {protagonist},  {champion},  {admirer}, 
  {booster},  {friend}] 
  2:  someone  who  supports  or  champions  something  [syn:  {patron}, 
  {sponsor}] 
  3:  a  person  who  contributes  to  the  fulfillment  of  a  need  or 
  furtherance  of  an  effort  or  purpose;  "my  invaluable 
  assistant";  "they  hired  additional  help  to  finish  the 
  work"  [syn:  {assistant},  {helper},  {help}] 
  4:  a  band  (usually  elastic)  worn  around  the  leg  to  hold  up  a 
  stocking  (or  around  the  arm  to  hold  up  a  sleeve)  [syn:  {garter}] 




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