Definition of supporting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    supporting

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtɪŋ//
     
    [only before noun] Producing a play
     
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  1. 1a supporting actor in a play or film/movie has an important part but not the leading one The movie featured Robert Lindsay in a supporting role. See related entries: Producing a play
  2. 2(formal) helping to show that something is true There was a wealth of supporting evidence.
  3. 3carrying the weight of something a supporting wall
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: supporting