What does mainstay mean?

Definitions for mainstay
ˈmeɪnˌsteɪmain·stay

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pillar, mainstaynoun

    a prominent supporter

    "he is a pillar of the community"

  2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinnoun

    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. mainstaynoun

    the forestay that braces the mainmast

Wiktionary

  1. mainstaynoun

    A chief support.

  2. mainstaynoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Mainstay

    Mainstay was 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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  1. mainstay

    A mainstay is a person, thing, or place that serves as a foundation, key support, or major source of stability and reliability within a particular system, group, or structure. It can also refer to the primary or most important part or feature of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainstaynoun

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

  2. Mainstaynoun

    main support; principal dependence

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of mainstay in a Sentence

  1. Natalie Muth:

    Sugary drinks are a mainstay in many children's diets. They are inexpensive, easy to find, heavily marketed and taste sweet, so children like them.

  2. Cleveland Browns:

    For the past five seasons, JC has been a mainstay and iron man at center for us, he came to our organization at a time of instability and was one of the key veterans that helped turn the tide over the past several years.

  3. Richard Thorpe:

    Legumes should be a mainstay of an American diet? a wheel barrel of spinach is better for you?

  4. Northrop Grumman:

    . The new strike bomber will start deploying in about a decade. The aircraft is expected to replace the nearly four-decades old B-1 as well as the legendary B-52 Stratofortress that has served the country for about six decades. Related : Marine Corps ' new helicopter completes Marine Corps ' new helicopter first flight This new bomber will be fully loaded with lots of technologies and next-gen innovations that are cloaked in secrecy. Marine Corps ' new helicopter may even withstand nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulses( EMPs) and still operate. What will Marine Corps ' new helicopter be like ? The military has kept details of the wish list for its new bomber classified. During the Super Bowl, Northrop Grumman’s ad featured a new aircraft shrouded in mystery – literally cloaked at one point. Some industry experts believe this was a representation of Northrop’s vision for the new mysterious bomber. B-2 We can look to the B-2 bomber, also made by Northrop Grumman, for an idea of what we might expect. The B-2 aircraft has been a mainstay for the military with The B-2 aircraft stealth long-range and big payload strike bomber capabilities. Related : Navy taps Raytheon for sophisticated' last chance' gun system The B-2 Spirit Bomber carries a crew of two and took its first flight in 1989 and entered the operational fleet in 1993. The original B-2 fleet was 21 aircraft. The four 19,000-pound-thrust F118-GE engines give the B-2 its power, allowing it to fly more than 600 miles per hour. With a 172-foot wingspan, the B-2 can fly to a ceiling of 50,000 feet. B-2 is built for stealth. During the Cold War, it was designed to beat air defense systems, penetrating deep into Soviet Union airspace and deliver a nuclear bomb if necessary. Cold War design allows it to evade radar and makes it tough to detect. Instead of metal, the structure is made from advanced composites like resin-impregnated graphite fiber. Related : Meet' Viper' - the newest F-16 Fighter The aircraft can travel a very long range - to approximately 6,000 nautical miles. If the aircraft is refueled while in the air, then it can fly even farther - an additional 4,000 miles without landing. The B-2 Spirit Bomber can carry more than 40,000 pounds of nuclear or conventional munitions – that’s the kind of power that can dramatically change the battle space in one flight. The aircraft is designed to deliver these munitions precisely on target even in adverse weather conditions. Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri is home to the majority of the current B-2 fleet. The aircraft has deployed recently in combat in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Related : 11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images Since it was introduced more than 20 years ago, many advances have been incorporated to improve the B-2's lethality. The aircraft’s ability to receive updated target data while in the midst of a mission was also improved. Other upgrade programs improved the B-2’s capabilities to collect, process and then distribute battlefield data to teams throughout the world. The sleek B-2 has a unique flying wing design that supports its radar evasion and hard to detect design. The Super Bowl commercial showed a sort of bat wing shape, similar to B-2, but the specs of the new plane have remained secret. The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation's security, as the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing The Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.

  5. Phil Robertson:

    Voice of Democracy has served as an important mainstay of independent investigative reporting and objective criticism for years, hun Sen’s closure of VOD is a devastating blow to media freedom in the country and will have an impact across Cambodian society.

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