• (America) IPA: /səˈpɔɹtɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /səˈpɔːtɪŋ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /səˈpo(ː)ɹtɪŋ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /səˈpoətɪŋ/


  1. That supports.
  1. present participle of support#English|support

supporting (plural supportings)

  1. That which supports something else; a support.
    • 1847, Walter Henry Medhurst, A Dissertation on the Theology of the Chinese (page 252)
      But supposing that heaven had a Lord, then all included in its overspreadings and supportings, throughout the myriad of states, and within the four seas, would invariably be under the government of Heaven's Lord […]
    • 1913, Proceedings of the Lake Superior Mining Institute
      […] the pumps could he installed at once on the completion of the pump-house supportings.

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