Sense: Noun

  1. The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities.

    1. His support kept the family together.
    2. They gave him emotional support during difficult times.
  2. Aiding the cause or policy or interests of.

    1. The president no longer has the support of his own party.
    2. They developed a scheme of mutual support.
  3. Something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest.

    1. The policy found little public support.
    2. His faith was all the support he needed.
    3. The team enjoyed the support of their fans.
  4. A military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission.

    1. They called for artillery support.
  5. The financial means whereby one lives.

    1. Each child was expected to pay for their keep.
    2. He applied to the state for support.
    3. He could no longer earn his own livelihood.
  6. A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.

Sense: Verb

  1. Be behind; approve of.

    1. He plumped for the labor party.
    2. I backed kennedy in 1960.
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