Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 215 (Support)

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#215. Support. -- N. support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib[obs]; point d'appui[Fr], </pou sto/>[Grk][Grk], purchase footing, hold, locus standi[Lat]; landing place, landing stage; stage, platform; block; rest, resting place; groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention; floor &c. (basement) 211.

supporter; aid &c. 707; prop, stand, anvil, fulciment|; cue rest, jigger; monkey; stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage; sleeper; stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit[obs], outrigger; ratlings[obs].

staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle[obs]; bourdon[obs], cowlstaff[obs], lathi[obs], mahlstick[obs].

post, pillar, shaft, thill[obs], column, pilaster; pediment, pedicle; pedestal; plinth, shank, leg, socle[obs], zocle[obs]; buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment; baluster, banister, stanchion; balustrade; headstone; upright; door post, jamb, door jamb.

frame, framework; scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis[obs], trave[obs], corner stone, summer, transom; rung, round, step, sill; angle rafter, hip rafter; cantilever, modillion[obs];; crown post, king post; vertebra.

columella[obs], backbone; keystone; axle, axletree; axis; arch, mainstay.

trunnion, pivot, rowlock[obs]; peg &c. (pendency) 214[obs]; tiebeam &c. (fastening) 45; thole pin[obs].

board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet[obs], trivet, arbor, rack; mantel, mantle piece[Fr], mantleshelf[obs]; slab, console; counter, dresser; flange, corbel ; table, trestle; shoulder; perch; horse; easel, desk; clotheshorse, hatrack; retable; teapoy[obs].

seat, throne, dais; divan, musnud[obs]; chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall; arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair; couch, fauteuil[Fr], woolsack[obs], ottoman, settle, squab, bench; aparejo[obs], faldstool[obs], horn; long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair; lamba chauki[obs], lamba kursi[obs]; saddle, pannel[obs], pillion; side saddle, pack saddle; pommel.

bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed[obs], cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead; four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang[obs]; bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse[obs]; pillow, bolster; mat, rug, cushion.

footstool, hassock; tabouret[obs]; tripod, monopod.

Atlas, Persides, Atlantes[obs], Caryatides, Hercules.

V. be supported &c.; lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on &c.; have at one's back; bestride, bestraddle[obs].

support, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder; hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up; uphold, upbear[obs]; prop; under prop, under pin, under set; riprap; bandage &c. 43.

give support, furnish support, afford support, supply support, lend support, give foundations, furnish foundations, afford foundations, supply foundations, lend foundations; bottom, found, base, ground, imbed, embed.

maintain, keep on foot; aid &c. 707.

Adj. supporting, supported &c. v.; fundamental; dorsigerous[obs].

Adv. astride on, straddle.