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support US English

Bear all or part of the weight of; hold up

support US Thesaurus

a roof supported by pillars

air support US English

Assistance given to ground or naval forces in an operation by their own or allied aircraft

support act US English

A band, group, or performer functioning as a secondary act to another at a concert, etc.

book support US English

= bookend.

child support US English

Court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children

life support US English

The maintenance of a person’s vital functions when they are very ill or in an environment such as space or under water

moral support US English

Support or help, the effect of which is psychological rather than physical

price support US English

Government assistance in maintaining the levels of market prices regardless of supply or demand

support arms US English

The position or action of supporting arms.

support band US English

A band that functions as a secondary act in a pop concert, typically by preceding the main act.

support barge US English

A barge providing assistance for offshore oil-drilling.

support cost US English

A cost incurred in supporting the continuance of something; specifically a cost for supporting the armed services.

support floor US English

A level that triggers support of prices, etc., especially in agricultural produce.

support group US English

A group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice

support level US English

A low price level for a security or commodity below which prices do not ordinarily fall

support line US English

A second line of troops, etc. in a battle.

support price US English

A minimum price guaranteed to a farmer for agricultural produce and maintained by subsidy or the buying in of surplus stock

support vowel US English

An epenthetic vowel, specifically one between a word-final and word-initial consonant.

tech support US English

The maintenance of technical or computing equipment and provision of advice regarding its use; the department of a company providing this.

income support US English

(In the UK and Canada) payment made by the state in particular circumstances to people who are on a low income

support buying US English

The purchase of a commodity, a currency, or stocks and shares, in order to encourage a price rise.

support service US English

An ancillary service such as administration or maintenance; a department or agency providing such a service (usually in plural).

support trench US English

A trench forming part of a line of strongpoints in the rear of the strongpoints of a firing line.

victims support US English

= victim support; usually attributive and with capital initials, especially in Victims Support Scheme.

victim support US English

The provision of advice and counselling to victims of crime

in support of US English

Giving assistance to

technical support US English

A service provided by a hardware or software company that provides registered users with help and advice about their products

Child Support Agency US English

(In the UK) a government agency responsible for the assessment and collection of compulsory child maintenance payments from absent parents

life-support machine US English

An apparatus that maintains a person’s vital functions when they are very ill

decision support system US English

A set of related computer programs and the data required to assist with analysis and decision-making within an organization

in support of in support US English

Giving assistance to

nonsupport US English

Failure to provide for the maintenance of a child, spouse, or other dependent as required by law

Victims Support Scheme in victims support US English

= victim support; usually attributive and with capital initials, especially in Victims Support Scheme.