What is supporter?

  • (noun): Someone who supports or champions something.
    Synonyms: patron, sponsor
    See also — Additional definitions below


In heraldry, supporters are figures usually placed on either side of the shield and depicted holding it up. These figures may be real or imaginary animals, human figures, and in rare cases plants or inanimate objects. Often these can have local significance, such as the fisherman and the tin miner granted to Cornwall County Council, or a historical link, such as the lion of England and unicorn of Scotland on the two variations of the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. The arms of nutritionist John Boyd-Orr use two garbs (wheat sheaves) as supporters; the arms of the USS Donald Cook, missiles; the arms of the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil, trees. Letters of the alphabet are used as supporters in the arms of Valencia, Spain.

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Airplane Miniatures
... Airplane Miniatures is a supporter's EP by Einstürzende Neubauten, released to subscribers of the Phase I Supporter Project just after the Supporter Album No ...
Anti-Ukrainian Sentiment - List of Anti-Ukrainian Ethnic Slurs
... of the Western Ukraine Saloyed (bacon eater) Mazyepinyets (Ivan Mazepa supporter) - obsolete Pyetlyuravyets (Symon Petliura supporter) - obsolete Banderavyets ...
Supporter Album No. 1
... Supporter Album No. 1 (Supporter Album Nr. 1, Supporter Album #1) is the first supporters' album by Einstürzende Neubauten ...
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... became the UK-flagged MV European Supporter ... The European Supporter was fitted out at A P Tyne, so she would be able to install power cables between wind turbines to take advantage of the rapidly expanding offshore ... The European Supporter has the capacity to accommodate 5,000 tons of power cable in two static tanks, using a newly installed power cable loading arm ...
Supporter - Examples
... coat of arms of Valencia (city) mark it as "doubly loyal" An angel is the single supporter of this Kraków sculpture of the arms of Poland "Falling" whales support the arms of Zaanstad Flags ... This arrangement is common where eagles and other birds are used as supporters, as in the Great Seal of the United States and the coat of arms of Russia The ...

More definitions of "supporter":

  • (noun): A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
    Synonyms: assistant, helper, help
  • (noun): A band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve).
    Synonyms: garter