[sə'pɔːt] or [sə'pɔrt]
(noun.) a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; 'they called for artillery support'.
(noun.) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; 'he leaned against the wall for support'.
(noun.) aiding the cause or policy or interests of; 'the president no longer has the support of his own party'; 'they developed a scheme of mutual support'.
(noun.) the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; 'his support kept the family together'; 'they gave him emotional support during difficult times'.
(noun.) any device that bears the weight of another thing; 'there was no place to attach supports for a shelf'.
(noun.) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; 'the statue stood on a marble support'.
(noun.) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; 'the policy found little public support'; 'his faith was all the support he needed'; 'the team enjoyed the support of their fans'.
(noun.) the financial means whereby one lives; 'each child was expected to pay for their keep'; 'he applied to the state for support'; 'he could no longer earn his own livelihood'.
(noun.) financial resources provided to make some project possible; 'the foundation provided support for the experiment'.
(verb.) play a subordinate role to (another performer); 'Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act'.
(verb.) support materially or financially; 'he does not support his natural children'; 'The scholarship supported me when I was in college'.
(verb.) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; 'She supported him during the illness'; 'Her children always backed her up'.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.
(v. t.) To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.
(n.) The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.
(n.) That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.
(n.) That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reenforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery.
v. a. . Sustain, uphold, prop, brace, bear up, hold up, shore up.. Endure, bear, undergo, suffer, tolerate, put up with, go through.. Cherish, nourish, maintain, provide for.. Have, hold, keep up.. Perform, play, act, take the part of.. Substantiate, confirm, make good, verify.. Assist, aid, help, second, patronize, abet, befriend, back, countenance, encourage, back up.. Further, forward, advocate, vindicate.. Accompany (as an assistant), attend, act as aid to.
n. . Prop, stay, shore, supporter, brace, hold.. Base, basis, bed, foundation.. Sustenance, maintenance, FEED, subsistence, livelihood, living, keeping.. Aid, help, assistance, succor, favor, countenance, encouragement, patronage, comfort.
SYN:Bear, uphold, sustain, underlie, befriend, assist, second, promote, further,suffer, defend, foster, nurture, nourish, cherish, endorse, maintain, continue,countenance, patronize, subsidize, help, back, stay, favor, prop
ANT:Drop, betray, surrender, abandon, discontinue, oppose, discourage, weaken,exhaust, thwart, discountenance, disfavor, subvert, suppress
SYN:Prop, stay, foundation, buttress, help, aid, assistance, influence,maintenance, living, patronage, subsistence, livelihood, food,[See ADDENDUM]
v.t. to bear up: to endure or sustain: to keep up as a part or character: to make good: to defend: to represent in acting: to supply with means of living: to uphold by countenance patronise: to follow on the same side as a speaker.—n. act of supporting or upholding: that which supports sustains or maintains: maintenance: an actor playing a subordinate part with a star: an accompaniment in music.—adj. Support′able capable of being supported: endurable: capable of being maintained.—n. Support′ableness.—adv. Support′ably.—ns. Support′ance (Shak.) support; Support′er one who or that which supports: an adherent: a defender: (her.) a figure on each side of the escutcheon.—adjs. Support′ing Support′ive.—n.fem. Support′ress.
- You have now a--hum--a great position to support. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Then Prussia declared war in support of Austria, and the allied forces, under the Duke of Brunswick, prepared to invade France. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- But there was no support for the rider's feet, and the vehicle was propelled by thrusting his feet alternately against the ground. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- We would then have Lee so surrounded that his supplies would be cut off entirely, making it impossible for him to support his army. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- A wealth of evidence could be adduced to support this from the studies of dreams and fantasies made by the Freudian school of psychologists. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- And so we find them developing fibre and support, and the beginning of _woody fibre_ in them. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- In spite of such support, and its strong appeal to national vanity, British imperialism never saturated the mass of the British peoples. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The energy which had at once supported him under his old sufferings and aggravated their sharpness, had been gradually restored to him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- The load is supported by 6 strands, and each strand bears one sixth of the load. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Laurie dashed downstairs for water, while Meg and Hannah supported her, and Jo read aloud, in a frightened voice. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- His arm trembled as it raised her, and supported her head. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- But as he sat gloating over me, I was supported by a scornful detestation of him that sealed my lips. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Only base and self-seeking people supported him, because he seemed to have the secret of success. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- At other times he repeated my favourite poems, or drew me out into arguments, which he supported with great ingenuity. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- He at length proposed to me travelling all over Europe together, supporting ourselves everywhere by working at our business. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Up to this time my troops had been kept in supporting distances of each other, as far as the nature of the country would admit. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Of the Expense of supporting the Dignity of the Sovereign. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- I am very rich, and they want my inheritance--or very poor, and they are tired of supporting me. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- The two towers at the axis supporting the wheel were 140 feet high, and the motive power was secured from a 1,000 horse-power steam engine under the wheel. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Her uncle, ignorant as the table supporting his coffee-cup of all his niece had undergone and was undergoing, scarcely believed his ears. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- It is supposed that greater rigidity is obtained by this means than by the suspension, and, like the suspension, great widths may be spanned without an under supporting frame work. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- The thought, taken up by electrical engineers, brought out an electric toaster, rectangular in shape, with handsome frame, nickel supports and wire heating element. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Soon the foot of the hill was reached; the skirmishers pushed directly up, followed closely by their supports. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- I support the man who supports their claims; not the virtuous upholder of the wrong. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- The enlightened, cultivated, intelligent man, who supports the system of which the trader is the inevitable result, or the poor trader himself? 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Also, in such a case, supports at the side kept the car from overturning. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- It would support the trade of the farmer, in the same manner as the trade of the wholesale dealer supports that of the manufacturer. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- The pressure of the air in the closed end now supports the pressure of one atmosphere, and in addition, a column of mercury equal to another atmosphere. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.