What does mainstay mean?

Definitions for mainstayˈmeɪnˌsteɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pillar, mainstay(noun)

    a prominent supporter

    "he is a pillar of the community"

  2. 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"

  3. mainstay(noun)

    the forestay that braces the mainmast


  1. mainstay(Noun)

    A chief support.

  2. mainstay(Noun)

    A stabilising rope from the top of the mainmast to the bottom of the foremast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainstay(noun)

    the stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop

  2. Mainstay(noun)

    main support; principal dependence


  1. Mainstay

    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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Anagrams for mainstay »

  1. Mayanist, mayanist

  2. Mayanist


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainstay in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainstay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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