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steadfast, staunch, unswervingverb
firm and dependable especially in loyalty
"a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"
stem, stanch, staunch, haltverb
stop the flow of a liquid
"staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
To stop the flow of (blood).
To stop, check, or deter an action.
loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding
Etymology: From estanchier, from *, from stare, present active infinitive of sto.
A flash lock is a type of lock for river or canal transport. Early locks were designed with a single gate, known as a flash lock or staunch lock. The earliest European references to what were clearly flash locks were in Roman times.
alt. of Staunchness
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stawnsh, adj. firm in principle, pursuit, or support: trusty, hearty, constant, zealous.—adv. Staunch′ly.—n. Staunch′ness. [Stanch.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A flood-gate crossing a river to keep up a head of water, and, by producing a rush in dry weather, floating the lighters over the adjacent shallows.
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The numerical value of staunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of staunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of staunch in a Sentence
Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman, our tradition has it that when you are king, the elderly wives remain to hand down the tradition to the younger wives, and also to teach the king the tradition because the king had been a prince, not a king.
Any response to extremist violence must be targeted, proportionate and legal, military campaigns, financial sanctions and attempts to staunch the inflow of weapons ... may be part of the solution. But other actions are needed to stem the root causes that feed into these conflicts.
Let's face it. In most of life we really are interdependent. We need each other. Staunch independence is an illusion, but heavy dependence isn't healthy, either. The only position of long-term strength is interdependence: win/win.
Department leadership will soon meet with reporters to hear their concerns about recent notices and further convey Attorney General Garland's staunch support of and commitment to a free and independent press.
I’m a staunch liberal and I disagreed with Scalia on virtually everything, but it does not detract from his impact on the court.
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- acèrrimCatalan, Valencian
- fiel, estancar, lealSpanish
- fervent, étancherFrench
- akrab, karib, kuatMalay
- stelpen, loyaal, betrouwbaar, trouwDutch
- zatamować, wierny, zatrzymać, zastopowaćPolish
- кровотечение, верный, надёжный, останавливатьRussian
- pålitlig, ståndaktig, trogen, lojalSwedish
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