What does the word supporter mean?

  • That by means of which anything is supported or held up in its place.

Usage examples for supporter

  1. Finally, Lord Arthur, hitherto a very loyal, if sometimes critical, supporter of Mr. Gladstone, became, as I had become, a Liberal Unionist. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. The New York Herald is the principal supporter of Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward; in the Congress their supporters are the Democrats, and all those who wish to make concessions to the South, who ardently wish to preserve slavery, and in any way to patch up the quarrel. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  3. Of that School of Arts and Trades, of which I have been the most enthusiastic supporter and the realization of which I shall greet as the first streak of dawn for these fortunate islands, of that School of Arts and Trades the friars have taken charge- Or the cat of the canary, which amounts to the same thing, added Pecson, in his turn interrupting the speech. – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  4. With the first pregnancy the supporter is rarely necessary, but with subsequent ones it is frequently useful as early as the sixth month and is indispensable later. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons

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