self-support

noun

self-sup·​port ˌself-sə-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce self-support (audio)
: independent support of oneself or itself
self-supported adjective

Examples of self-support in a Sentence

hopes to achieve full self-support within a year of graduating from college

Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-support was in 1632

Dictionary Entries Near self-support

Cite this Entry

“Self-support.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-support. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

self-support

noun
self-sup·​port
ˌself-sə-ˈpō(ə)rt,
-ˈpȯ(ə)rt
: independent support of oneself or itself
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