• Supporter


    • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)tə(ɹ)


    {1} + -er.

    Full definition of supporter



    (plural supporters)
    1. Something that supports a structure such as a building.
    2. A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
    3. (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
    4. A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking
      • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, , 1991 LB Books edition, page 117,From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
    5. (sports) Someone who is a fan of a certain team or sportsperson.
      • 2011, October 20, Michael da Silva, Stoke 3 - 0 Macc Tel-Aviv, With the Stoke supporters jeering Ziv's every subsequent touch, the pantomime atmosphere created by the home crowd reached a crescendo when Ziv was shown a straight red shortly after the break in extraordinary circumstances.
    6. (sports) Someone who attends a sports match.There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.


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