supporting


supporting
[[t]səpɔ͟ː(r)tɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ: ADJ n In a film or play, a supporting actor or actress is one who has an important part, but not the most important part.

...the winner of the best supporting actress award.

...acting the supporting role in a Harrison Ford-type movie.

2) See also support

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • supporting — adjective 1 supporting part/role/actor etc a small part in a play or film, or the actor who plays such a part 2 supporting wall/beam etc a wall etc that supports the weight of something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • supporting — [səˈpɔːtɪŋ] adj 1) used about a part in a play or film that is important but is not the main part a supporting role[/ex] 2) holding the weight of something, especially in a building 3) helping to prove that a theory or claim is true supporting… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • supporting — I noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening (Freq. 1) he leaned against the wall for support • Syn: ↑support • Derivationally related forms: ↑support, ↑support ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Supporting — Support Sup*port , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supporting}.] [F. supporter, L. supportare to carry on, to convey, in LL., to support, sustain; sub under + portare to carry. See {Port} demeanor.] 1. To bear by being under; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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