from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Firm and steadfast; true. See Synonyms at faithful.
- adj. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution.
- v. Variant of stanch1. See Usage Note at staunch1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding
- adj. dependable, persistent
- v. To stop the flow of (blood).
- v. To stop, check, or deter an action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See stanch, stanchly, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See stanch, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. firm and dependable especially in loyalty
- v. stop the flow of a liquid
Her idea of being a "great American" (a label staunch conservatives like Coulter, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh bestow on each other) is to proudly wear her homophobia and racial and religious intolerance on her sleeve like a badge of honor.
"I needed to do what's best for my family," she said Tuesday, adding that she and her 30-year-old husband, Jason, remain staunch Obama supporters.
Nonetheless, even those in staunch opposition are usually won over once Ferret works his furry [...] 2 April 2010, 0: 57 am
A former member of the Arlington School Board and the Arlington County Board, who served as a representative on the Metro board, Whipple, 70, has been known as a staunch advocate of public transit and the environment.
Summary: Although staunch is the most common spelling of the adjective meaning “firm” and stanch is the most common spelling of the verb meaning “stop (the flow)”, both spellings are acceptable for both meanings.
Menino was described as a "staunch opponent" of the retailer.
Appointed to Morals Court in 1926, she became known as a staunch advocate of women's rights and used her position to protect the needs of women and families, publicly arguing that abandonment be treated as a felony and that grounds for divorce be made more difficult for the man.
North Texas Liberal reports on President Bush's loss of an ally in staunch conservative PM John Howard of Australia, whose Liberal Party lost handily to the Labor opposition in Saturday's elections.
But in staunch ignorance of what might make you reach for the fast-forward button and rightfully so, the dances are entertaining enough to keep you hanging on.
HASSELBECK: I love that term staunch Republican, as if I'm never going to think about anything.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.