Verb. 1: to sustain financially. 2: something that cheat something or someone stable. 3: having the strength to bear the weight of something. 4: to give encouragement or help. 5: to be in approval of something. 6: to give assistance to. Noun. Something that supports. 2: active encouragement or assistance. 3: a supportive thing or person. 4: a group of supporters. 5: a protective garment or supportive garment.