Staunch definition

stônch, stänch, stănch
Firm; steadfast; loyal.

A staunch supporter.

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To stop, check, or deter an action.
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The definition of staunch is someone or something strong, loyal or well made.

An example of staunch is a boat without any leaks.

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To stop up or close off (a source of draining or leakage)
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Strong; solidly made; substantial.
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To stop or check (the flow of blood or of tears, etc.) from (a wound, opening, etc.)
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To stop or lessen (the flow or drain of funds, resources, etc.)
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To quench; quell.
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To allay; appease.
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He's been a staunch supporter of mine through every election.

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To stop the flow of (blood).
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Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution.
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Staunch means to stop or lessen the flow of something.

An example of staunch is to plug up a hole in a barrel to stop the draining of liquid out of the barrel.

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Firm and steadfast; loyal or true.
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To cease flowing or draining out or away.
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(archaic) Watertight; seaworthy.

A staunch ship.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
staunch
Comparative:
stauncher
Superlative:
staunchest

Origin of staunch

  • Middle English staunche from Anglo-Norman estaunche from estaunchier to stanch variant of Old French estanchier stanch1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French estanchier (“to stanch"), from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre (“to stop"), from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō (“I stand").

    From Wiktionary