Crossword clues for sustain
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sustain \Sus*tain"\, n. One who, or that which, upholds or sustains; a sustainer.
I waked again, for my sustain was the Lord.
Sustain \Sus*tain"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sustained; p. pr. & vb. n. Sustaining.] [OE. sustenen, susteinen, OF. sustenir, sostenir, F. soutenir (the French prefix is properly fr. L. subtus below, fr. sub under), L. sustinere; pref. sus- (see Sub-) + tenere to hold. See Tenable, and cf. Sustenance.]
To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation sustains the superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
Every pillar the temple to sustain.
Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
No comfortable expectations of another life to sustain him under the evils in this world.
To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.
To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
His sons, who seek the tyrant to sustain.
To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
Shall Turnus, then, such endless toil sustain?
You shall sustain more new disgraces.
To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
Syn: To support; uphold; subsist; assist; relieve; suffer; undergo.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "give support to," from stem of Old French sostenir "hold up, bear; suffer, endure" (13c.), from Latin sustinere "hold up, hold upright; furnish with means of support; bear, undergo, endure," from sub "up from below" (see sub-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "continue, keep up" (an action, etc.) is from early 14c. Sense of "endure without failing or yielding" is from c.1400. Related: Sustained; sustaining.
n. (context music English) A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To maintain, or keep in existence. 2 (context transitive English) To provide for or nourish. 3 (context transitive English) To encourage (''something''). 4 (context transitive English) To experience or suffer (''an injury, etc.''). 5 (context transitive English) To confirm, prove, or corroborate. 6 To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support. 7 To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle" [syn: suffer, have, get]
be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?" [syn: hold, support, hold up]
admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
Additionally, sustain is the third of the four segments in an Attack Decay Sustain Release (ADSR). The sustain portion of the ADSR envelope begins when the attack and decay portions have run their course, and continues until the key is released. The sustain control is used to determine the level at which the envelope will remain. While the attack, decay, and release controls are rate or time controls, the sustain control is a level control.
Sustain is the fifth studio album from Buck-O-Nine and was released in the United States on August 7, 2007 on Asian Man Records and in Canada on September 6, 2007 by Stomp Records.
Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion or SUSTAIN is a concept first proposed in 2002 by the United States Marine Corps to deploy Marines via spaceflight to any location on Earth.
Project Hot Eagle, launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory, is an investigation into the development and use of suborbital spacecraft to fulfill this vision. Hot Eagle would use a craft based on a design similar to Space Ship One, which could launch a squad on a suborbital trajectory in two stages and deliver them anywhere on two hours' notice.
Extraction would have to come by other means. Future proposed capabilities for the Marine Corps include launching into low earth orbit to choose the time of an attack.
Delivery of soldiers by rocket has been proposed before, including by General John B. Medaris, head of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in the 1950s. The lander itself is designed to hold a 13 man squad and land in almost any terrain at any time, avoiding diplomatic concern for airspace rights.
Sustain is a parameter of musical sound in time.
Sustain may also refer to:
- Sustain (album), a 2007 album by ska punk band Buck-O-Nine
- Sustained (law), a ruling to disallow the question, testimony, or evidence, issued by a judge in the law of the United States of America
- SUSTAIN (military), a concept in airborne warfare
Sustainment (military), an aspect of logistics
Sustainment (United States military)
- Principles of sustainment, US Army doctrine
- Sustainment Brigade, a type of US Army unit
- Sustainment (United States military)
- USS Sustain (AM-119), an Auk-class minesweeper
Usage examples of "sustain".
However, the Supreme Court declined to sustain Congress when, under the guise of enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment by appropriate legislation, it enacted a statute which was not limited to take effect only in case a State should abridge the privileges of United States citizens, but applied no matter how well the State might have performed its duty, and would subject to punishment private individuals who conspired to deprive anyone of the equal protection of the laws.
Beethoven adagios, of which we find the most beautiful specimens naturally among the orchestral pieces and in the chamber music, where he could depend upon the long phrases and sustained tones of the violins.
Their substitutes for adaptability can sustain them only in the limited enclaves of civilization, not in the wide open spaces of the desert, or in the terrifying futures Paul opens himself to in his visions.
One would have thought it impossible for a man to stretch himself more than Timokhin had done when he was reprimanded by the regimental commander, but now that the commander in chief addressed him he drew himself up to such an extent that it seemed he could not have sustained it had the commander in chief continued to look at him, and so Kutuzov, who evidently understood his case and wished him nothing but good, quickly turned away, a scarcely perceptible smile flitting over his scarred and puffy face.
Wade was not sustained by the Senate and the motion to adjourn was carried by 33 to 12.
Thus sustained, he thrust and hacked with a reddened saber at the men who hurled themselves, their faces contorted and their torsos adrip with perspiration, among the British seamen.
Why was it, he said, that all the humanitarians, the reformers, the guilds, the ethical groups, the agnostics, the male and female knights, sustained him, and only a few of the poor and friendless knocked, by his solicitation, at the supernatural door of life?
These unhappy beings are invariably the victims of ague, which they meet recklessly, sustained by the incessant use of ardent spirits.
He did not know how long his enforced stay in Alb would last, or how long his memory of another life would sustain and give him an advantage.
Presumably for Sartre, if Pablo had been a communist, he might have been sustained by his sense of group-membership, whereas, as an Anarchist, he acts individualistically, in aleatory fashion.
The treatment of this disease should consist in rest for the hip-joint, cleanliness of the person and plenty of fresh air and light, a nutritious diet and the use of tonics and sustaining alterative, or blood-cleansing medicines.
She soon came down with the pretty boarder, who feebly sustained my part in her amorous ecstacies.
Her anger sustained and kept her head erect and her spine straight as she walked into the antechamber and shut the door.
The Court sustained the injunction against the objection that it violated freedom of the press, holding that appellant was guilty of attempting to monopolize interstate commerce.
Court sustained the act conferring powers on the Florida territorial court to examine claims arising under the Spanish treaty and to report his decisions and the evidence on which they were based to the Secretary of the Treasury for subsequent action.