As verbs the difference between providing and supporting
is that providing
is while supporting
As a noun providing
is something provided; a provision.
As an adjective supporting is
Something provided; a provision.
* 1869 , Justin Dewey Fulton, The true woman (page 108)
- the neglect of domestic duties, on the part of many wives, is, no doubt, attributable to the slovenly tenements, and inadequate providings , and careless neglect of the husbands.
* supporting actor
* supporting aircraft
* supporting arms
* supporting artillery
* supporting attack
* supporting character