• (adj): Sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support).
    Example: "A club entirely supported by membership dues"; "well-supported allegations"
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More definitions of "supported":

  • (adj): Held up or having the weight borne especially from below.
    Example: "Supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends"

Famous quotes containing the word supported:

    Absolute power can only be supported by error, ignorance and prejudice.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Most think that they are above being supported by the town; but it oftener happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means, which would be more disreputable.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A solitary traveler whom we saw perambulating in the distance loomed like a giant. He appeared to walk slouchingly, as if held up from above by straps under his shoulders, as much as supported by the plain below. Men and boys would have appeared alike at a little distance, there being no object by which to measure them. Indeed, to an inlander, the Cape landscape is a constant mirage.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)