Dictionary » S » Support

Support

support

1. To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.

2. To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes. This fierce demeanor and his insolence The patience of a god could not support. (Dryden)

3. To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.

4. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of king Lear.

5. To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.

6. To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.

7. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations. To urge such arguments, as though they were sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy. (J. Edwards)

8. To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.

9. To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration. Wherefore, bold pleasant, Darest thou support a published traitor? (Shak)

10. A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons. Support arms, a command in the manual of arms in responce to which the piece is held vertically at the shoulder, with the hammer resting on the left forearm, which is passed horizontally across the body in front; also, the position assumed in response to this command.

Synonym: To maintain, endure, verify, substantiate, countenance, patronize, help, back, second, succor, relieve, uphold, encourage, favor, nurture, nourish, cherish, shield, defend, protect, stay, assist, forward.

Origin: F. Supporter, L. Supportare to carry on, to convey, in LL, to support, sustain; sub under _ portare to carry. See Port demeanor.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


A Brief Overview Of Men's Winter Coats

... of blood to the feet, hence compounding the dilemma of frozen tootsies within heavy ski overshoes. If you have a difficulty with sweaty feet, it support preserve them dry to rub them an antiperspirant in advancement of putting on your socks inside the early time of day. canada goose womens expedition ...

See entire post
by goosecanadaca
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: A Brief Overview Of Men's Winter Coats
Replies: 0
Views: 14

The influence of area on the number of species

... no. of species, but I think you get that. I take it what your struggling to get your head around is the fact that only 10% of the area could still support half of the original species? It is just a generalization, so don't take it as gospel. I think it works because as area increases the number ...

See entire post
by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:12 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The influence of area on the number of species
Replies: 7
Views: 3149

Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... Obviously, no amount of facts are going to make this 100% plausible, but I was hoping to get some feedback (what I can do to make it better to support the end result, which is a colony of bacteria on Mars, in a basalt cave, which has achieved collective intelligence). Any advice would be greatly ...

See entire post
by MOrenda
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:45 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
Replies: 2
Views: 780

clay biting-cold aside what was faithfully

obligation give access to no in support of than is reasonably necessary to keep their legitimate subject interests under other circumstances the covenants have be deemed to be disallowed restraints of swap and rendered unenforceable. Area ...

See entire post
by Hellsinggareeg
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:10 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
Replies: 14
Views: 6039

asseveration at the annihilation of unalloyed's shuck cohere

... a span of six months anywhere within the Collective Acreage may be enforceable against a governmental sales chairman but would not be deprecate in support of, about, a hairdresser who only deals with people in the current locality. More standoffish, this is not patently an outcome hither ideas ...

See entire post
by Hellsinggareeg
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:39 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
Replies: 14
Views: 6039
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 5,072 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link