Definitions for: Supporter

[n] a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
[n] 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"
[n] someone who supports or champions something
[n] a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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.

Synonyms: admirer, assistant, booster, champion, friend, garter, help, helper, patron, protagonist, sponsor

See Also: accomplice, acolyte, actor's assistant, advocate, advocator, aide, angel, anglophil, anglophile, attendant, attender, auxiliary, backer, band, believer, benefactor, Boswell, cat's-paw, chief assistant, coadjutor, confederate, convert, dental assistant, deputy, dresser, endorser, enforcer, enthusiast, event planner, exponent, facilitator, fashion model, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, girl Friday, godfather, godparent, Graecophile, guarantor, hatchet man, instrument, Jacobite, labor coach, lieutenant, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, man Friday, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model, monitrice, New Dealer, paraprofessional, partisan, partizan, patroness, patronne, pawn, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, pillar of strength, poser, powder monkey, prompter, proponent, ratifier, right-hand man, Roundhead, seconder, secretarial assistant, secretary, Shavian, sidesman, stalwart, subscriber, surety, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, tender, theater prompter, toaster, tower of strength, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, warranter, warrantor, wassailer, water boy, waterer, well-wisher, Whig, whipper-in, worker

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