Supporter vs Protector - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Supporter is a related term of protector.
As nouns the difference between supporter and protector
is that supporter
is a person who gives support to someone or something while protector
is someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
A person who gives support to someone or something.
# A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
# A person who provides moral or physical support to another; an attendant participating in a ceremony or procession.
# (sports) Someone who is a fan of a certain sports team or sportsperson.
Something that supports another thing.
# Something that supports a structure such as a building or a sculpture.
# (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
# A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking.
#* 1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 117,
- There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.
- From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
* protectour (obsolete)
Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
One who prevents interference.
A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
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(UK, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
- I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service — not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change.
(Roman Catholic) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.