Definitions for mainstayˈmeɪnˌsteɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person or thing that acts as a chief support or part.
the stay that secures the mainmast forward.
Origin of mainstay:
a prominent supporter
"he is a pillar of the community"
anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin(noun)
a central cohesive source of support and stability
"faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
the forestay that braces the mainmast
A chief support.
A stabilising rope from the top of the mainmast to the bottom of the foremast.
the stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop
main support; principal dependence
Mainstay is a Christian rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band was formed in 2003 and is signed to BEC Recordings. While a lot of the band's music has decidedly Christian lyrics and messages, their music appeals to a large secular fanbase as well. Their music style has been compared to Copeland, Kutless, Sanctus Real, Lifehouse and The Goo Goo Dolls. Their debut album, Well Meaning Fiction, was released on February 21, 2006.
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