Definition of supporter in English:

supporter

Line breaks: sup|port¦er
Pronunciation: /səˈpɔːtə
 
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noun

1A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc. Labour supporters
More example sentences
  • Those who claim to be peace protesters but remain supporters of the Labour party are hypocrites.
  • The backlash has been muted, further encouraging Scottish supporters of a ban to push for change.
  • It is hugely encouraging that the supporters of this noble programme are coalescing.
Synonyms
1.1A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team: an Oxford United supporter
More example sentences
  • Joe took a keen interest in sport and was a renowned supporter of the Mayo teams.
  • York was a keen supporter of our sport and until recently an active pilot himself.
  • This will be the last opportunity this year for the two clubs' supporters to view their teams.
Synonyms
fan, follower, enthusiast, devotee, lover, admirer, zealot, aficionado
informal buff, freak, nut
(supporters) British Sport informal barmy army
2 Heraldry A representation of an animal or other figure, typically one of a pair, holding up or standing beside an escutcheon.

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