Non-supporting



[suh-pawrt, -pohrt] /səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
2.
to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way; serve as a prop for.
3.
to undergo or endure, especially with patience or submission; tolerate.
4.
to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction:
They supported him throughout his ordeal.
5.
to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for:
to support a family.
6.
to uphold (a person, cause, policy, etc.) by aid, countenance, one’s vote, etc.; back; second.
7.
to maintain or advocate (a theory, principle, etc.).
8.
to corroborate (a statement, opinion, etc.):
Leading doctors supported his testimony.
9.
to act with or second (a lead performer); assist in performance:
The star was supported by a talented newcomer.
noun
10.
the act or an instance of supporting.
11.
the state of being supported.
12.
something that serves as a foundation, prop, brace, or stay.
13.
maintenance, as of a person or family, with necessaries, means, or funds:
to pay for support of an orphan.
14.
a person or thing that supports, as financially:
The pension was his only support.
15.
a person or thing that gives aid or assistance.
16.
an actor, actress, or group performing with a lead performer.
17.
the material, as canvas or wood, on which a picture is painted.
18.
Stock Exchange. .
adjective
19.
(of hosiery) made with elasticized fibers so as to fit snugly on the legs, thereby aiding circulation, relieving fatigue, etc.
/səˈpɔːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to carry the weight of
2.
to bear or withstand (pressure, weight, etc)
3.
to provide the necessities of life for (a family, person, etc)
4.
to tend to establish (a theory, statement, etc) by providing new facts; substantiate
5.
to speak in favour of (a motion)
6.
to give aid or courage to
7.
to give approval to (a cause, principle, etc); subscribe to: to support a political candidature
8.
to endure with forbearance: I will no longer support bad behaviour
9.
to give strength to; maintain: to support a business
10.
(transitive) (in a concert) to perform earlier than (the main attraction)
11.
(films, theatre)

12.
to act or perform (a role or character)
noun
13.
the act of supporting or the condition of being supported
14.
a thing that bears the weight or part of the weight of a construction
15.
a person who or thing that furnishes aid
16.
the means of maintenance of a family, person, etc
17.
a band or entertainer not topping the bill
18.
the support, an actor or group of actors playing subordinate roles
19.
(med) an appliance worn to ease the strain on an injured bodily structure or part
20.
the solid material on which a painting is executed, such as canvas
21.
See athletic support
v.

late 14c., “to aid,” also “to hold up, prop up,” from Old French supporter, from Latin supportare “convey, carry, bring up,” from sub “up from under” + portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.
n.

late 14c., “act of assistance, backing, help, aid,” from support (v.). Meaning “one who provides assistance, protection, backing, etc.” is early 15c. Sense of “bearing of expense” is mid-15c. Physical sense of “that which supports” is from 1560s. Meaning “services which enable something to fulfil its function and remain in operation” (e.g. tech support) is from 1953.

support sup·port (sə-pôrt’)
v. sup·port·ed, sup·port·ing, sup·ports

n.

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