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/səˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr-/
a person or thing that
an adherent, follower, backer, or advocate.
a device, usually of elastic cotton webbing, for
some part of the body, especially a jockstrap.
a garter, especially one attached to a garter belt or girdle.
either of two human or animal figures flanking and
an escutcheon in an achievement of arms.
late Middle English
late Middle English;
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Fletcher was a stanch
of the colonial aristocracy, and bitterly opposed to the popular party.
He became a
and now does not hesitate to show his support for their cause.
The pharmaceutical industry was playing a major role as a key
of health care.
The government has long been a
of desalination as a method of dealing with water scarcity.
Many people were not home, in which case he would write a personal note on a
card and stuff it into the closed door.
She was a
of nature and and environment as a whole.
Of course, no
of capital punishment explains it in this way.
Even if he is a member or
, he is not their designated representative.
She has been a consistent
of wage and business tax reductions while remaining firmly committed to public services.
He was a firm
of backing money with gold, but not a strong
of a high tariff.
British Dictionary definitions for
a person who or thing that acts as a support
a person who backs a sports team, politician, etc
a garment or device worn to ease the strain on or restrict the movement of a bodily structure or part
) a figure or beast in a coat of arms depicted as holding up the shield
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(...) be the closest and most co-operative friends and supporter of each other.