Bolstered vs Supported - What's the difference?

bolstered | supported |


As verbs the difference between bolstered and supported

is that bolstered is (bolster) while supported is (support).

As an adjective supported is

held in position, especially from below.

bolstered

English

Verb

(head)
  • (bolster)
  • Anagrams

    *

    bolster

    English

    Alternative forms

    * * (Scotland)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A large cushion or pillow.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster , / This way the coverlet, another way the sheets.
  • A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.
  • * John Gay
  • This arm shall be a bolster for thy head.
  • A small spacer located on top of the axle of horse-drawn wagons which give the front wheels enough clearance to turn.
  • A short, horizontal, structural timber between a post and a beam for enlarging the bearing area of the post and/or reducing the span of the beam. Sometimes also called a pillow or cross-head (Australian English).
  • The perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
  • The part of a knife blade that abuts upon the end of the handle.
  • The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
  • (label) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
  • A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
  • Synonyms

    * Dutch wife

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    supported

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Held in position, especially from below.
  • Furnished with corroborating evidence.
  • Helped or aided.
  • Having supporters.
  • Antonyms

    * unsupported

    Verb

    (head)
  • (support)