supporting

Definitions of supporting
  1. noun
    the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    synonyms: support
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    types:
    propping up, shoring, shoring up
    the act of propping up with shores
    dangling, hanging, suspension
    the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
    type of:
    activity
    any specific behavior
  2. adjective
    capable of bearing a structural load
    “a supporting wall”
    synonyms: load-bearing
    bearing
    (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
  3. adjective
    furnishing support and encouragement
    “the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher”
    synonyms: encouraging
    supportive
    furnishing support or assistance
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