American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or marked by imposing physical strength.
- adj. Firm and resolute; stout.
- n. One who is physically and morally strong.
- n. One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause: party stalwarts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stout; strong: applied to inanimate objects. [Scotch.]
- Hard; severe.
- Stormy; tempestuous.
- Stout; sturdy; strong; bold; brave. See stalworth.
- Sturdy and steadfast in partizanship: in United States politics [capitalized], noting various sections of the Republican party. See the phrase.
- Synonyms Stout, Sturdy, etc. (see robust), sinewy, brawny, muscular, strapping, powerful, valorous, resolute.
- n. A strong or sturdy person.
- n. A stout and steadfast partizan; specifically [capitalized], same as Stalwart Republican. See above.
- n. An ascetic, dogmatic, and strenuous person: noting a social type.
- adj. Firmly built.
- adj. Courageous.
- n. one who has a strong build
- n. one who firmly supports a cause
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent.
- n. a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
- adj. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
- adj. dependable.
- adj. used especially of persons
- From Scots 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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, alteration of stalworth, from Old English stǣlwierthe, serviceable, probably alteration of *statholwierthe, steadfast : stathol, foundation; see staddle + weorth, valuable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On Windows computers, your Lifehacker editors use Texter, while the Mac writers run TextExpander (your sole Linux stalwart is tinkering with AutoKey at the moment).”
“Gibson's professional career has been plagued by injuries and weight concerns, a disappointment for the former Wisconsin stalwart who was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and Outland trophy, college football's top two awards given to offensive linemen.”
“L/Sgt Gartland was described as a "stalwart" of the Infantry Training Centre Medical Team.”
“He was the sort of person the word stalwart was created for.”
“Well done Edwin van der Sar; a Dutchman by birth, qualified to play for England by residency and a long term stalwart of my Fantasy Football teams.”
“John McCain and Lindsay Graham are not known as stalwart opponents to the measure.”
“The stalwart is the latest to be caught up in this book controversies after swimmer Stephanie Rice had been done in byher saucyphotos atafancy dress ball being publicised of her Facebook the other profile”
“Other conspirators include "Europeans [who] now see global warming as a means of hampering U.S. economic competitiveness" and yes, even Wal-Mart, the conservative stalwart, which is scheming to sell compact fluorescent bulbs rather than the cheaper but less efficient incandescent variety.”
“Carole Rothman, artistic director and founder of Second Stage, who in the past was known as a stalwart supporter of female artists said:”
“A shelter in the form of a roughly put-up tent was quickly assembled, and Llywelyn decided to leave the baby in the care of a guardian as faithful and trustworthy as any of his followers—namely, his stalwart dog, Cylart.”
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