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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sup·port·er 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·port·er n.
 1. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life.
    The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured.   --Bacon.
    The saints have a . . . supporter in all their miseries.   --South.
 2. Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate.
 3. Shipbuilding A knee placed under the cathead.
 4. Her. A figure, sometimes of a man, but commonly of some animal, placed on either side of an escutcheon, and exterior to it. Usually, both supporters of an escutcheon are similar figures.
 5. Med. A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their
           supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of
           the library" [syn: protagonist, champion, admirer,
            booster, friend]
      2: someone who supports or champions something [syn: patron,
      3: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or
         furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable
         assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the
         work" [syn: assistant, helper, help]
      4: a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a
         stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve) [syn: garter]
      5: a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous
         exercise [syn: athletic supporter, suspensor, jockstrap,