supporter

noun sup·port·er \ sə-ˈpȯr-tər \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of supporter

: one that supports or acts as a support: such as
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

Examples of supporter in a Sentence

  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

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SUPPORTER Defined for English Language Learners

supporter

Definition of supporter for English Language Learners

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

  • : a fan of a sports team


Medical Dictionary

supporter

noun sup·port·er

medical Definition of supporter

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


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