Definition of Supporter

1. Noun. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.. "They are friends of the library"

2. Noun. Someone who supports or champions something.

3. Noun. A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. "They hired additional help to finish the work"

4. Noun. A band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve).
Exact synonyms: Garter
Generic synonyms: Band
Derivative terms: Garter, Support

5. Noun. A support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise.

Definition of Supporter

1. n. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life.

Definition of Supporter

1. Noun. Something that supports a structure such as a building. ¹

2. Noun. A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent. ¹

3. Noun. (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms. ¹

4. Noun. A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking ¹

5. Noun. (sports) Someone who is a fan of a certain team or sportsperson. ¹

6. Noun. (sports) Someone who attends a sports match. ¹

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Definition of Supporter

1. one that supports [n -S] - See also: supports

Lexicographical Neighbors of Supporter

support group
support groups
support hose
support level
support payment
support stocking
support system
supporter (current term)
supporting fire
supporting players
supporting structure
supporting tower

Literary usage of Supporter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"supporter : f 3rd Gent. Usher J Daily Waiter to his Majesty, v. ... The Duke of The DUKE of YORK, the Duke of supporter, The Chief Mourner, supporter, ..."

2. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"In politics he is an old-time whig, an admirer and supporter of Henry Clay. On the organization of the republican party, he readily affiliated with it, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"He became a recognized authority on financial matters and he was an earnest supporter of free trade. He was appointed governor-general of Canada in 1839 and ..."

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