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Spile vs. Support

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Spilenoun

A splinter.

Supportnoun

Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.

‘Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.’;

Spilenoun

A spigot or plug used to stop the hole in a barrel or cask.

Supportnoun

Financial or other help.

‘The government provides support to the arts in several ways.’;

Spilenoun

(US) A spout inserted in a maple (or other tree) to draw off sap.

Supportnoun

Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.

‘Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?’;

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Spilenoun

A pile; a post or girder.

Supportnoun

(mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.

Spileverb

To plug (a hole) with a spile.

Supportnoun

(fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).

‘If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.’;

Spileverb

To draw off (a liquid) using a spile.

Supportnoun

Evidence.

‘The new research provides further support for our theory.’;

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Spileverb

To provide (a barrel, tree etc.) with a spile.

Supportnoun

(computing) Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.

‘This game has no mouse support.’;

Spileverb

(transitive) To support by means of spiles.

Supportnoun

(gymnastics) support position

Spileverb

(transitive) To drive piles into.

Supportnoun

(structural analysis) Horizontal, vertical oder rotational support of structures: movable, hinged, fixed ..

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Spileverb

spoil.

Supportverb

(transitive) To keep from falling.

‘Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.’;

Spilenoun

A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.

Supportverb

(transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.

‘Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?’;

Spilenoun

A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.

Supportverb

(transitive) To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.

‘I support France in the World Cup’;

Spilenoun

A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile.

Supportverb

(transitive) To help, particularly financially.

‘The government supports the arts in several ways.’;

Spileverb

To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.

‘The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.’; ‘The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.’;

Spilenoun

a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

Supportverb

(transitive) To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.

‘The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.’; ‘I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.’;

Spilenoun

a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask

Supportverb

(transitive) To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.

‘Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.’;

Spile

A spile is a small wooden or metal peg used to control the flow of air into, and carbon dioxide out of, a cask of ale. Spiles can also be used to broach water from trees.

Supportverb

(transitive) To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.

‘I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization’;

Supportverb

(archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.

‘to support the character of King Lear’;

Supportverb

To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.

Supportverb

To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.

‘This fierce demeanor and his insolenceThe patience of a god could not support.’;

Supportverb

To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear.

Supportverb

To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.

Supportverb

To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations.

‘To urge such arguments, as though they were sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy.’;

Supportverb

To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.

Supportverb

To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.

‘Wherefore, bold pleasant,Darest thou support a published traitor?’;

Supportverb

A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.

Supportnoun

The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.

Supportnoun

That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.

Supportnoun

That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reënforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery.

Supportnoun

the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;

‘his support kept the family together’; ‘they gave him emotional support during difficult times’;

Supportnoun

aiding the cause or policy or interests of;

‘the president no longer had the support of his own party’; ‘they developed a scheme of mutual support’;

Supportnoun

something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest;

‘the policy found little public support’; ‘his faith was all the support he needed’; ‘the team enjoyed the support of their fans’;

Supportnoun

a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;

‘they called for artillery support’;

Supportnoun

documentary validation;

‘his documentation of the results was excellent’; ‘the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones’;

Supportnoun

the financial means whereby one lives;

‘each child was expected to pay for their keep’; ‘he applied to the state for support’; ‘he could no longer earn his own livelihood’;

Supportnoun

supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation;

‘the statue stood on a marble support’;

Supportnoun

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening;

‘he leaned against the wall for support’;

Supportnoun

a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts

Supportnoun

any device that bears the weight of another thing;

‘there was no place to attach supports for a shelf’;

Supportnoun

financial resources provided to make some project possible;

‘the foundation provided support for the experiment’;

Supportverb

give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;

‘She supported him during the illness’; ‘Her children always backed her up’;

Supportverb

support materially or financially;

‘he does not support his natural children’; ‘The scholarship supported me when I was in college’;

Supportverb

be behind; approve of;

‘He plumped for the Labor Party’; ‘I backed Kennedy in 1960’;

Supportverb

be the physical support of; carry the weight of;

‘The beam holds up the roof’; ‘He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam’; ‘What's holding that mirror?’;

Supportverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;

‘his story confirmed my doubts’; ‘The evidence supports the defendant’;

Supportverb

adopt as a belief;

‘I subscribe to your view on abortion’;

Supportverb

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm;

‘The stories and claims were born out by the evidence’;

Supportverb

argue or speak in defense of;

‘She supported the motion to strike’;

Supportverb

play a subordinate role to (another performer);

‘Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act’;

Supportverb

be a regular customer or client of;

‘We patronize this store’; ‘Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could’;

Supportverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

‘I cannot bear his constant criticism’; ‘The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks’; ‘he learned to tolerate the heat’; ‘She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage’;

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