self-supporting


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self-sup·port

(sĕlf′sə-pôrt′)
n.
The act of or capacity for supporting oneself, especially financially, without the help of others.

self′-sup·port′ed, self′-sup·port′ing adj.
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self-supporting

adj
1. able to support or maintain oneself without the help of others
2. able to stand up or hold firm without support, props, attachments, etc
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-supporting - financially independent; "now that my children are self-supporting"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
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self-supporting

adjective independent, self-contained, self-sufficient, self-reliant, self-sustaining, able to stand on your own two feet The income from visitors makes the museum self-supporting.
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self-supporting

adjective
Able to support oneself financially:
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Translations

self-supporting

[ˌselfsəˈpɔːtɪŋ] ADJeconómicamente independiente
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self-supporting

[ˌsɛlfsəˈpɔːtɪŋ] adjeconomicamente indipendente
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References in classic literature ?
He asked favour of no one and was self-supporting. In his house-clearing he grew yams, sweet potatoes, and taro.
"It is a little more than self-supporting. The tenants have always made a living from it, and been able to send Jane a trifle beside, each year.
It was self-supporting and had a little money in the bank.
These are the utility naval vessels that have transformed the navies of old, which burdened the peoples with taxes for their support, into the present day fleets of self-supporting ships that find ample time for target practice and gun drill while they bear freight and the mails from the continents to the far-scattered island of Pan-America.
All he insisted on was that these wandering religions should be self-supporting and not feed a pennyworth's out of the royal coffers.
The great advantage of her discourse was that it was self-supporting. It nourished itself until Cheyne Walk was reached upon half a dozen grunts and murmurs.
This was a delightfully reassuring idea supposing that Lydgate died, but in the mean time not a self-supporting idea.
"We are aiming at being a self-supporting diocese, but that's been our mandate since 1992 and we haven't been moving that fast." He also said he is leaning toward having only one or two Arctic bishops attend Council of the North meetings on a rotating basis.
Pyropel is said to be self-supporting, dimensionally stable and eliminates the need for special support structures or design considerations, according to the literature.
Bigger sizes weighing over 9 tons require a self-supporting stand.
Twenty-one million dollars in government money finances these programs that are basically self-supporting and are not paid out of the property tax assessments.
In theory, interest from the fund will make the centre a self-supporting entity at the end of the five years.