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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support); "a club entirely supported by membership dues"; "well-supported allegations"
    Antonym(s): unsupported
  2. held up or having the weight borne especially from below; "supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends"
    Antonym(s): unsupported
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Support \Sup*port"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supported}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Supporting}.] [F. supporter, L. supportare to carry
      on, to convey, in LL., to support, sustain; sub under +
      portare to carry. See {Port} demeanor.]
      1. To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold;
            to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to
            bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an
            abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports
            the branches.
      2. To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in
            character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or
                     This fierce demeanor and his insolence The patience
                     of a god could not support.               --Dryden.
      3. To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive
            circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to
            support the courage or spirits.
      4. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor;
            to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the
            character of King Lear.
      5. To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to
            maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to
            support the ministers of the gospel.
      6. To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to
            support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a
      7. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to
            sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support
            the charges; the evidence will not support the statements
            or allegations.
                     To urge such arguments, as though they were
                     sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme
                     of moral philosophy.                           --J. Edwards.
      8. To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to
            be able to support one's own cause.
      9. To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back
            up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the
            present administration.
                     Wherefore, bold pleasant, Darest thou support a
                     published traitor?                              --Shak.
      10. A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman
            supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison,
            supported by his two sons.
      {Support arms} (Mil.), a command in the manual of arms in
            responce to which the piece is held vertically at the
            shoulder, with the hammer resting on the left forearm,
            which is passed horizontally across the body in front;
            also, the position assumed in response to this command.
      Syn: To maintain; endure; verify; substantiate; countenance;
               patronize; help; back; second; succor; relieve; uphold;
               encourage; favor; nurture; nourish; cherish; shield;
               defend; protect; stay; assist; forward.
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