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  • Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support
    Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n supporter a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise
    • n supporter a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
    • n supporter 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"
    • n supporter someone who supports or champions something
    • n supporter a person who backs a politician or a team etc. "all their supporters came out for the game","they are friends of the library"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing internal columns employed to support the roof Showing internal columns employed to support the roof
Showing a high-roofed area, surrounded with arches supported on columns Showing a high-roofed area, surrounded with arches supported on columns
A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making lime. The iron hoops which supported the arched top of the kiln buckled from the intense heat A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making...
Supporting the Baby for the Bath Supporting the Baby for the Bath
The dying Camilla supported by one of her companions The dying Camilla supported by one of her companions

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, also built a dam in Russia, a church in the Philippines, locks for the first attempt at the Panama Canal, and designed the right arm and full steel structure supporting the Statue of Liberty.
    • Supporter (Med) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ.
    • Supporter (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.
    • Supporter (Shipbuilding) A knee placed under the cathead.
    • Supporter Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate.
    • Supporter One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life. "The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured.""The saints have a . . . supporter in all their miseries."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: La Pax, Bolivia is a virtually fireproof city. At an altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is barely able to support fire.
    • n supporter One who supports or maintains. One who upholds or helps to carry on; a furtherer; a defender; an advocate; a vindicator: as, supporters of religion, morality, and justice.
    • n supporter An adherent; a partizan: as, a supporter of a candidate or of a faction.
    • n supporter One who accompanies a leader on some public occasion.
    • n supporter A sustainer; a comforter.
    • n supporter That which supports or upholds; that on which anything rests; a support; a prop.
    • n supporter Specifically— In ship-building, a knee placed under the cat-head; also, same as bibb.
    • n supporter In heraldry, the representation of a living creature accompanying the escutcheon and either holding it up or standing beside it as if to keep or guard it. In modern times supporters are usually two for each escutcheon, and are more commonly in pairs, the two of each pair being either exactly alike or simply reversed; it often happens, however, that they are quite different, as the Indian and sailor supporting the shield of New York, or the lion and unicorn supporting the royal shield of Great Britain. In medieval decorative art there was often one supporter, as an angel, who actually held the shield, standing behind it.
    • n supporter An appliance which gives support to any part of the body, as the breasts or abdominal viscera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tatum O’Neal is the youngest Oscar winner not to receive a Special Award. O’Neal was just 10 years old when she won the Best Supporting Actress award for Paper Moon. Shirley Temple is the youngest person to win an Academy Award when she was given the Special Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1934 at the age of 6.
    • Supporter one who, or that which, supports: an adherent: a defender:
    • Supporter (her.) a figure on each side of the escutcheon
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  • Lord Melbourne
    “That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “My first thoughts are that I should not let people down, that I should support them and love them.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength”
  • Charles Gordon
    Charles Gordon
    “If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. supportāresub, up, portāre, to bear.


In literature:

His head hung down over the chain which supported his neck.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Meanwhile, they and their families were supported, and furnished with opportunities of instruction.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He must furnish support according to his condition, but if he has only his wages there is no law to punish him for non-support.
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
It was from England that Abbe Dubois urged the Regent to seek support.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The people of the Commonwealth cannot support the Government unless the Government supports them.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
Again without a word she obeyed him, and he floated beside her, supporting her.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
I think it will support me.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
The support maintains communication with its outguards and with each support on its flanks.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
The Archduke Albrecht and Count Vitzthum went to Paris charged with some promises of support to France in case of war.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
It did not become necessary for Selma to act as Mr. Littleton's champion, for the stove dealer's criticism found only one supporter.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Here she paid 6 cents a night in a dormitory of a charitably supported home for girls.
"Making Both Ends Meet" by Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
He has convinced me we will do well to support the London House.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
With the instinct of self-preservation he seized the nearest support when the vessel struck.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
But he does and always shall entertain a kindly and grateful recollection of those who supported him.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
She was glad of the support, but her manner was perfectly easy.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Left support this combination with all its might, waxing indignant at the mere mention of a Republic.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
Charles Martel had protected Boniface on his German missions: he would perhaps lend Gregory the support of his armies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
No appearance was put in in support of the first petition.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Mead was sent up with a platoon to its support.
"The First Seven Divisions" by Ernest W. Hamilton
Any one supporting him was accounted an enemy of the country.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark

In poetry:

"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,
As he landed his crew with care;
Supporting each man on the top of the tide
By a finger entwined in his hair.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Which need smust be a most tremendous part
Unto a timid, and still-doubting heart,
Which, of itself, of ev'ry ill's afraid;
Unless supported by thy gracious aid.
"A Prayer For A Clergyman, When He Goes To Visit The Sick, Or In The Time Of A Plague" by Rees Prichard
Permit us not, however rare or nice,
To take a morsel more than will suffice —
But just as much as may support this frame,
And make us fit to glorify thy name.
"Grace Before Meat" by Rees Prichard
I therefore beg thy blessing on my lands,
O Lord! and on the labour of my hands,
That I thereby, may as a Christian, live,
And my support, and maintenance receive!
"The Farmer's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
In Heaven, with smiles, shall the happy and blest
Lean over its bright-beaming walls,
To guide and support to the regions of rest
The soul of the patriot who falls.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr
TO Mamolin? replied the princess fair,
No, no—I now indeed would fain repair,
(Could I my wishes have), to Zarus' court,
My native country:—thither give support.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Nationwide n 2012, 52 percent support Republicans (versus 45 percent in 2008) and 40 percent support Democrats (versus 45 percent in 2008).
9 fundraiser supports new support group, holiday efforts.
GRASS VALLEY & FREMONT, CA — AJA Video Systems ( and Blackmagic Design ( have both announced support for Apple's new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion AJA's support includes Gatekeeper certification.
MoveOn Supporter Brutally Attacked by Rand Paul Supporter.
Since the attack Lila Leach had been on life support and yesterday the life support was removed.
The best way to support our economy is to shop locally and support our area businesses.
The Wisconsin Republican supported Bush's 2002 stimulus, which was mostly comprised of tax breaks but also included support for unemployment benefits.
We do have web proxies that support Bebeo, Myspace, Youtube, Friednster, Hyves, Hi5, Orkut, Facebook and we even do have web prxoeis that support SSL.
Labor leader Alan Netland, who earlier Wednesday told the News Tribune he support Gauthier's decision to run for re-election, said he also supported Gauthier's decision to withdraw from the race.
Hispanic support for Romney is about 15 percentage points lower than George W Bush's 40 percent support in 2004.
Supporters, including the councilmembers who support the tax, openly acknowledge that the tax targets cannabis grow houses within city limits.
Some fear Obama's support for new Syria coalition too little too late to cut rebel support for al Qaida group.
HOBIE HILER/SPECIAL TO TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Allen West smiles as shakes hands with supporters during a barbecue hosted by West for his supporters at the West Campaign Headquarters in Stuart on Monday.
The legion is committed to mentoring youth, supporting youth activities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continuing to support veterans and their needs.
Suddenly, Joseph became the object of threats and bad publicity because he believes supporting the troops supports the war.

In science:

On the one hand, one has: - if µ has finite support, f (µ) belongs to Case 1 or Case 2. - if µ has infinite support, f (µ) belongs to Case 3 since f (µ) has infinite support.
Testing the finiteness of the support of a distribution: a statistical look at Tsirelson's equation
For every codeword c ∈ C its suport is de fine as its support as a vector in Fq, i.e. supp(c) = {i | ci, 0}. A codeword c is a minimal support codeword of C if it is non-zero and supp(c) is not contained in the support of any other codeword.
On the Composition of Secret Sharing Schemes Related to Codes
We refer to the set of colors for the vertices in a face as the support of the face and say a face has disconnected support if the support includes i, k for i < k and does not include some j for i < j < k .
Lexicographic shellability for balanced complexes
We say that two block subspaces Y and Z of a space X are disjointly supported if the support of every y ∈ Y is disjoint from the support of every z ∈ Z .
An infinite Ramsey theorem and some Banach-space dichotomies
P (I ) are called supported interpretations of P, and a supported model of P is a model P which is a supported interpretation.
Towards a Systematic Account of Different Semantics for Logic Programs
We denote by hl,l′, m,n the part of h which is supported in this set (more precisely the pro jection of the support on the ξ space should be supported there).
On Schr\"odinger Maps
One then verifies that to switch from elements in the support of σ1 to elements in the support of σ2 requires an element of σ in the support of both.
The irreducibility of certain pure-cycle Hurwitz spaces
Note that if n 6= ki for any i is any number in the support of σ and σ ′, since n isn’t in the support of σσ ′, then σ ′ (n) = σ−1 (n), so we see that σ ′ (n) must also be in the support of σ, immediately prior to n in the cycle representation.
The irreducibility of certain pure-cycle Hurwitz spaces
By Corollary 4.6 (II), we see that σ1 and σ2 must be disjoint, and since σ1 σ2 = σ−1, we see that k ′ is in the support of one, and k ′′ is in the support of the other; without loss of generality, we may assume that k ′ is in the support of σ1 and k ′′ in σ2 .
The irreducibility of certain pure-cycle Hurwitz spaces
We acknowledge support by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) within SFB 15 (pro ject part 21). S.R. is supported within the Doktorandenprogramm of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. C.C. acknowledges travel support from the NSF-MRSEC program under DMR-0213745.
Precision Measurements of Collective Oscillations in the BEC-BCS Crossover
We also understand that if K is a component of support of α, then it is also a component of support of β, or else it is completely disjoint from the support of β, and vice-versa.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
Supported in part by the Israel Science Foundation, grant no. 947/04. † Supported in part by NSF grant DMS 0400507. ‡ Supported in part by the Israel Science Foundation, grant no. 947/04, and by the University of California, San Diego.
The Combinatorics of the Garsia-Haiman Modules for Hook Shapes
If a general support theorem holds in infinite dimensions, we can replace the extended support by the ordinary support of X x t, since the solution of the corresponding ODE driven by paths of bounded variation lie in the support of the solution of the SDE according to the support theorem.
Cubature on Wiener space in infinite dimension
The function x 7→ ϕ(x · ω) does not have compact support, but since µ0 has compact support we can define hµ0, ψi for any ψ ∈ C ı (Rd ) as hµ0, χψi, where χ ∈ D(Rd ) and χ = 1 in a neighborhood of the support of µ0 . A subset Q of Rd will be called a cone if x ∈ Q implies λx ∈ Q for every λ > 0.
Support theorems for the Radon transform and Cram\'er-Wold theorems
The reason behind this is, patterns having lower support will not be frequent as the support value is less than the minimum support value.
Efficient Support Coupled Frequent Pattern Mining Over Progressive Databases