HyperDic: supporting

English > 3 senses of the word supporting:
ADJECTIVEallsupporting, encouragingfurnishing support and encouragement
allsupporting, load-bearingcapable of bearing a structural load
NOUNactsupporting, supportthe act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
supporting > pronunciation
Soundssahpao'rtihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > supporting: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFurnishing support and encouragement.
Example"the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
Synonymencouraging
BroadersupportiveFurnishing support or assistance
English > supporting: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcapable of bearing a structural load.
Example"a supporting wall"
Synonymload-bearing
Broaderbearing(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
English > supporting: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of bearing the weight of or strengthening.
Synonymsupport
Narrowershoring, shoring up, propping upThe act of propping up with shores
suspension, dangling, hangingThe act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Verbssupportbe the physical support of

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