from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To stop or check the flow of (blood or tears, for example).
- transitive v. To stop the flow of blood from (a wound).
- transitive v. To stop, check, or allay: "My anxiety is stanched; I am at peace” ( Scott Turow). See Usage Note at staunch1.
- adj. Variant of staunch1. See Usage Note at staunch1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stop the flow of.
- v. To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from.
- transitive v. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst.
- intransitive v. To cease, as the flowing of blood.
- n. That which stanches or checks.
- n. A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release.
- adj. Strong and tight; sound; firm.
- adj. Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast.
- adj. Close; secret; private.
- transitive v. To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to cease flowing; check the flow of.
- To stop a flow from; dry, as a wound, by the application of a styptic.
- To quench; allay; assuage.
- To free; relieve: with of.
- To stop flowing; be stanched.
- To stop; cease.
- n. That which stanches; that which quenches or allays.
- n. A flood-gate in a river for accumulating a head of water to float boats over shallows; a weir. See stank.
- Dry; free from water; water-tight; sound: said of a vessel.
- Strong; firm.
- Sound and trustworthy; true: applied to hounds with reference to their keeping the scent.
- Sound or firm in principle; loyal; hearty; trustworthy.
- Synonyms Stout, steadfast, resolute, stable, unwavering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. stop the flow of a liquid
Middle English stanchen, from Old French estanchier, from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre, to stop, probably from Latin stāns, stant-, present participle of stāre, to stand.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)