Definition of Staunch

1. Verb. Stop the flow of a liquid. "Stem the tide"

Exact synonyms: Halt, Stanch, Stem
Generic synonyms: Check
Derivative terms: Halt

2. Adjective. Firm and dependable especially in loyalty. "Unswerving allegiance"
Exact synonyms: Steadfast, Unswerving
Similar to: Constant
Derivative terms: Staunchness, Steadfastness

Definition of Staunch

1. Adjective. loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding ¹

2. Adjective. dependable, persistent ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To stop the flow of (blood). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To stop, check, or deter an action. ¹

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Definition of Staunch

1. firm and dependable [adj STAUNCHER, STAUNCHEST] / to stanch [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: stanch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Staunch

statutes of frauds
statutory declaration
statutory declarations
statutory law
statutory offence
statutory offense
statutory rapes
staunch (current term)

Literary usage of Staunch

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1. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening (1844)
"J,ayg r" and days of demurrage; yet the defendant in fact saith, that the said vessel the ship was not was not staunch, tight and strong, nor was in every ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"Cromwell, a staunch friend of Wyatt, ignored the accusation, and on 27 Nov. 1638 wrote to him in terms of confidence. Wyatt was recalled to England in April ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The Quito is a good staunch vessel, and is now ready to receive the sugar. I therefore require Your obedient servant, ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1820)
"... the limited society of people where there was neither marriage nor giving in marriage, and united herself to a staunch Cameronian, and a wealthy farmer. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
""a staunch supporter of the bishop and of Thomas . The body was translated from the chapter-house to the cathedral in July, 1151, and again moved on 5 April ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"But what was a shell like her to a staunch- built corvette like the Alabama Ч She peeled our iron plates off in a few minutes, and then came the terrible ..."

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