What does stalwart mean?

Definitions for stalwart
ˈstɔl wərtstal·wart

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loyalist, stalwartadjective

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

  2. hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdyadjective

    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, stoutadjective


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

  4. stalwart, stoutheartedadjective

    used especially of persons

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


  1. stalwartnoun

    one who has a strong build

  2. stalwartnoun

    one who firmly supports a cause

  3. stalwartadjective

    Firmly built.

  4. stalwartadjective


  5. Etymology: 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.


  1. stalwart

    A stalwart is a person or thing characterized by their loyalty, reliability, or physical strength. It can also refer to someone who is determined, steadfast, and unyielding in their beliefs or actions. Additionally, it can describe someone who is strongly built or robust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalwartadjective

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. stalwart

    Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring.

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  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

Examples of stalwart in a Sentence

  1. Tom Roseen:

    Despite the S&P 500 setting three record closes during the fund-flows week, investors remained on the equity sidelines after learning about disappointing Q1 revenue growth from stalwart Alphabet, there was a split once again between mom-and-pop investors and authorized participants. Equity mutual funds witnessed outflows of $5.5 billion, while equity ETFs took in $3.7 billion during the fund flows week.

  2. United States:

    Reaching out to United States... is part of part of Putin's long-term plan to basically undermine the credibility of United States as an important stalwart player in the global system, to undermine our alliances, and then to create as many lasting sources of tension between Donald Trump and United States own national security team, the more that Russia succeeds in doing that, the less pressure Russia itself is likely to face from a unified western camp.

  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 don’t know what they are going to do - we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.

  4. 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.

  5. Suzanne Nossel:

    PEN America is reeling from shock and horror at the word of a brutal, premeditated attack on our former President and stalwart ally, Sir Salman Rushdie, who was reportedly stabbed multiple times while on stage speaking at the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York, we can think of no comparable incident of a public attack on a literary writer on American soil.

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