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SUPPORTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supported mean? 

SUPPORTED (adjective)
  The adjective SUPPORTED has 2 senses:

1. sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support)
2. held up or having the weight borne especially from below

  Familiarity information: SUPPORTED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPORTED (adjective)


Sense 1supported [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support)

Context examples:

a club entirely supported by membership dues / well-supported allegations

Similar:

fostered; nourished (encouraged or promoted in growth or development)

financed (supported financially)

endorsed (formally supported especially by public statement)

corroborated; substantiated; verified (supported or established by evidence or proof)

based on (being founded on)

based; founded (having a basis; often used as combining terms)

backed; backed up (having backing)

subsidised; subsidized (having partial financial support from public funds)

Antonym:

unsupported (not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid)


Sense 2supported [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Held up or having the weight borne especially from below

Context example:

supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends

Similar:

based (having a base)

underslung (supported from above especially in a vehicle having springs attached to the axle from below)

underhung (supported from below especially resting on a track instead of suspended from above)

suspended ((of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment)

supernatant (of a liquid; floating on the surface above a sediment or precipitate)

dependent; hanging; hanging down; pendant; pendent (supported from above)

gimbaled (supported on gimbals and remaining steady or level when the base tips)

braced; buttressed (held up by braces or buttresses)

Antonym:

unsupported (not held up or borne)

unsupported (not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid)


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