What does staunch mean?

Definitions for staunch
stɔntʃ, stɑntʃstaunch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steadfast, staunch, unswervingverb

    firm and dependable especially in loyalty

    "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"

  2. stem, stanch, staunch, haltverb

    stop the flow of a liquid

    "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"

Wiktionary

  1. staunchverb

    To stop the flow of (blood).

    Etymology: From estanchier, from *, from stare, present active infinitive of sto.

  2. staunchverb

    To stop, check, or deter an action.

    Etymology: From estanchier, from *, from stare, present active infinitive of sto.

  3. staunchadjective

    loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding

    Etymology: From estanchier, from *, from stare, present active infinitive of sto.

  4. staunchadjective

    dependable, persistent

    Etymology: From estanchier, from *, from stare, present active infinitive of sto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Staunch

    alt. of Staunchness

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Staunch

    stawnsh, adj. firm in principle, pursuit, or support: trusty, hearty, constant, zealous.—adv. Staunch′ly.—n. Staunch′ness. [Stanch.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. staunch

    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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  1. canthus

  2. chaunts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of staunch in a Sentence

  1. Stephane Sejourne:

    His leadership will serve our project, he is a staunch defender of the Common Agriculture Policy, concerned about environmental standards. He also wants to make Europe a respected power globally.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The people who appear to be its staunch supporters are most likely to be just repaying the debt of undue favours received from a party or its person.

  3. Michel Platini:

    More than a sense of injustice or desire for revenge, I am driven by a profound feeling of staunch defiance, i am more determined than ever to defend myself before the relevant judicial bodies.

  4. United States:

    We need another strong ambassador who will not only advocate for the United States, but also be a staunch voice for global human rights and democracy, i have no doubt Kelly Craft will faithfully represent the United States and I look forward to working with her as she assumes her new role.

  5. Noelle Almrud:

    We are staunch supporters of the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which would limit private ownership and public contact with these dangerous animals.

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    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    • A. pluck
    • B. anil
    • C. hodgepodge
    • D. concoction

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