noun \sə-ˈpr-tər\

: a person who supports an idea, a politician, a cause, etc.

: a fan of a sports team

Full Definition of SUPPORTER

:  one that supports or acts as a support: as
a :  adherent, partisan
b :  one of two figures (as of men or animals) placed one on each side of an escutcheon and exterior to it
c :  garter 1
d :  athletic supporter

Examples of SUPPORTER

  1. a supporter of the Independent party
  2. <President Lyndon B. Johnson was a strong supporter of civil rights.>

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First Known Use of SUPPORTER

15th century


noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPPORTER

: a woven or knitted band or elastic device supporting a part; especially : athletic supporter


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