to support militarily
ETYM back , n . + bone.
1. The bone running down the back of vertebrate animal; the spine.
2. A computer network that connects other computer networks.
3. (Informal) Fortitude; SYN. grit, guts, sand, gumption.
1. Something forming a back that is added for strengthening; SYN. mount.
2. The act of providing approval and support; SYN. championship, patronage.
1. Dignified manner or conduct; SYN. comportment, presence, mien.
2. Device placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily, with a minimum of friction.
3. Relevant relation or interconnection:
4. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies; SYN. heading, aim.
ETYM Old Eng. crucche, AS. crycc, cricc; akin to Dutch kruk, German krücke, Dan. krykke, Swed. krycka, and to Eng. crook. Related to Crook, Cricket a low stool.
1. A wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking.
2. Anything that serves as an expedient.
ETYM Latin, bedpost, from fulcire to prop.
(Irregular plural: fulcrums, or: fulcra).
The pivot about which a lever turns.
Support; point or support on which lever rests.
ETYM Old Fren. maintenance. Related to Maintain.
Means of maintenance of a family or group.
The process of taking measures to ensure that a hardware, software, or database system is functioning properly and is up to date.
ETYM Akin to lg., Dutch, and Dan. prop stopple, stopper, cork, Swed. propp, German pfropf. Related to Prop.
1. A support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling.
3. Something used in creating or enhancing a desired effect.
ETYM From Rely.
1. Certainty based on past experience; SYN. trust.
2. The state of relying on something.
1. One of the smaller uprights in the framing of the walls of a building to which sheathing, paneling, or laths are fastened; scantling
2. Height from floor to ceiling
1. The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; SYN. supporting.
2. Something that holds up or provides a foundation.
3. Something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest.
4. Any device that bears the weight of another thing.
5. Aiding the cause or policy or interests of.
6. Financial resources provided to make some project possible; SYN. financial support, funding, backing, financial backing.
7. The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities.
8. The financial means whereby one lives; SYN. keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance.
9. A military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; SYN. reinforcement, reenforcement.