support (Noun) — The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities. ex. "his support kept the family together" ex. "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
support (Noun) — Aiding the cause, policy or interests of. ex. "the president no longer has the support of his own party" ex. "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
support (Noun) — Something providing immaterial assistance to a person, cause or interest. ex. "the policy found little public support" ex. "his faith was all the support he needed" ex. "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
support (Noun) — (military) a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission. ex. "they called for artillery support"
support (Noun) — Documentary validation. ex. "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
support (Noun) — The financial means whereby one lives. ex. "he applied to the state for support"
support (Noun) — Supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation. ex. "the statue stood on a marble support"
support (Noun) — The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening. ex. "he leaned against the wall for support"
support (Noun) — A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.
support (Noun) — Any device that bears the weight of another thing. ex. "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
support (Noun) — Financial resources provided to make some project possible. ex. "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
support (Verb) — Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to. ex. "She supported him during the illness"
support (Verb) — Provide material help or money to cover living expenses. ex. "he does not support his natural children" ex. "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
support (Verb) — Pick one person to give support and approval to in a particular role. ex. "I supported Kennedy in 1960"
support (Verb) — Be the physical support of; carry the weight of. ex. "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"
support (Verb) — Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. ex. "The evidence supports the defendant"
support (Verb) — Adopt as a belief. ex. "I support to your view on abortion"
support (Verb) — Back up with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm.
support (Verb) — Argue or speak in defence of. ex. "She supported the motion to strike"
support (Verb) — (dramaturgy) play a subordinate role to (another performer). ex. "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
support (Verb) — Be a regular customer or client of. ex. "We support this store"
support (Verb) — Put up with something or somebody unpleasant.