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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. a person who backs a politician or a team etc.;
- Example: "all their supporters came out for the game"
- Example: "they are friends of the library"
[syn: supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend]

2. someone who supports or champions something;
[syn: patron, sponsor, supporter]

3. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose;
- Example: "my invaluable assistant"
- Example: "they hired additional help to finish the work"
[syn: assistant, helper, help, supporter]

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, supporter]

5. a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise;
[syn: athletic supporter, supporter, suspensor, jockstrap, jock]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Supporter \Sup*port"er\, n. 1. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life. [1913 Webster] The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] The saints have a . . . supporter in all their miseries. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate. [1913 Webster] 3. (Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. (Med.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

supporter 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: supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend] 2: someone who supports or champions something [syn: patron, sponsor, supporter] 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, supporter] 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, supporter] 5: a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise [syn: athletic supporter, supporter, suspensor, jockstrap, jock]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

186 Moby Thesaurus words for "supporter": Maecenas, Santa Claus, abettor, acquaintance, adherent, admirer, advocate, aficionado, aid, almoner, almsgiver, alpenstock, alter ego, angel, apologist, appendage, arm, assignor, assistant, athletic supporter, attendant, awarder, back, backbone, backer, backing, bandeau, bearer, best friend, bestower, bosom friend, bra, brace, bracer, braces, bracket, brassiere, brother, buff, buttress, cane, carrier, casual acquaintance, cavaliere servente, cervix, champion, cheerful giver, close acquaintance, close friend, cohort, conferrer, confidant, confidante, consignor, contributor, corset, courtier, crook, crutch, dangler, defender, dependence, dependent, devotee, disciple, donator, donor, encourager, endorser, enthusiast, exponent, expounder, fairy godmother, familiar, fan, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellowman, feoffor, financer, flunky, follower, following, foundation garment, friend, friend at court, fulcrum, funder, galluses, girdle, giver, grantor, grubstaker, guard, guy, guywire, hanger, hanger-on, helper, henchman, homme de cour, imparter, inseparable friend, intimate, jock, jockstrap, lady bountiful, lover, mainstay, maintainer, mast, meal ticket, neck, neighbor, other self, pair of suspenders, paladin, paranymph, parasite, partisan, patron, patroness, philanthropist, pickup, presenter, promoter, prop, proponent, protagonist, protector, public, pursuer, pursuivant, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, reliance, repository, rest, resting place, rigging, satellite, second, seconder, sectary, settler, shadow, shoulder, shroud, sider, spine, sponsor, sprit, staff, staker, stalwart, standby, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, stooge, strengthener, subscriber, successor, sugar daddy, support, suspender, suspenders, sustainer, sympathizer, tagtail, tail, testate, testator, testatrix, trainbearer, upholder, vindicator, votary, vouchsafer, walking stick, ward heeler, well-wisher