What does stalwart mean?

Definitions for stalwartˈstɔl wərt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stalwart.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loyalist, stalwart(adj)

    a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)

  2. hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy(adj)

    having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

    "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"

  3. stalwart, stout(adj)


    "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"

  4. stalwart, stouthearted(adj)

    used especially of persons

    "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"


  1. stalwart(Noun)

    one who has a strong build

  2. stalwart(Noun)

    one who firmly supports a cause

  3. stalwart(Adjective)

    Firmly built.

  4. stalwart(Adjective)


  5. Origin: From stalwart (= English stalworth). From Middle English stalwurthe, from Old English stǣlwierþe (“capable of standing in good stead, serviceable”), from stǣl (“fixed position, station”) + -wierþe (“-able”). Compare staddle, worth; see also stalwart. More at stalworth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalwart(adj)

    alt. of Stalworth


  1. Stalwart

    The "Stalwarts" were a faction of the United States Republican Party toward the end of the 19th century. Led by U.S. Senator Roscoe Conkling—also known as "Lord Roscoe"—Stalwarts were sometimes called Conklingites. Other notable Stalwarts include Chester A. Arthur and Thomas C. Platt, who were in favor of Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth President of the United States, running for a third term. They were the "traditional" Republicans who opposed Rutherford B. Hayes' civil service reform. They were pitted against the "Half-Breeds" for control of the Republican Party. The only real issue between Stalwarts and Half-Breeds was patronage. The Half-Breeds worked to get civil service reform, and finally created the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act. Stalwarts favored traditional machine politics. During the Republican national convention in 1880, the Half-Breeds advocated the candidacy of James Blaine of Maine for President. A stalemate ensued between Half-Breeds and Stalwarts, and a compromise was struck by the Half-Breeds and supporters of John Sherman to nominate James Garfield, with Chester Arthur, former Collector for the Port of New York, as his running mate to satisfy the Stalwarts and ensure their support for the general election.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stalwart

    stawl′wart, adj. stout, strong, sturdy: determined in one's partisanship.—n. a resolute person.—(arch.) Stal′worth.—adv. Stal′wartly.—n. Stal′wartness—(arch.) Stal′worthiness. [M. E. stalworth—A.S. stæl-wyrthe, serviceable. Prob. stathol,foundation, weorth, good, worth.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalwart in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalwart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush:

    So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide - I do n’t know what they are going to do - we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.

  2. Hillary Clinton on Monday:

    Having this endorsement means so much to me personally, i believe strongly that we can make the case, we can convert some of the skeptics, but it will only happen if we are going to be stalwart in our focus on this issue in being central not only to this campaign but for everything we do politically going forward.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Supreme Court's at the core of the Catholic faith and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life,( a) committed child-centered family system, is hard to imagine, so, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide - I do n’t know what they are going to do - we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.

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