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staunch 1

 (stônch, stänch) also stanch (stônch, stänch, stănch)
adj. staunch·er, staunch·est also stanch·er or stanch·est
1. Firm and steadfast; loyal or true. See Synonyms at faithful.
2. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution: "the staunch turrets of the fortified city walls" (Robert Rosenberg).

[Middle English staunche, from Anglo-Norman estaunche, from estaunchier, to stanch, variant of Old French estanchier; see stanch1.]

staunch′ly adv.
staunch′ness n.
Usage Note: Staunch is more common than stanch as the spelling of the adjective. Stanch is more common than staunch as the spelling of the verb.

staunch 2

 (stônch, stänch)
v.
Variant of stanch1.

staunch

(stɔːntʃ)
adj
1. loyal, firm, and dependable: a staunch supporter.
2. solid or substantial in construction
3. (Nautical Terms) rare (of a ship, etc) watertight; seaworthy
[C15: (originally: watertight): from Old French estanche, from estanchier to stanch1]
ˈstaunchly adv
ˈstaunchness n

staunch

(stɔːntʃ)
vb, n
a variant spelling of stanch1

staunch1

(stɔntʃ)

v.t., v.i.

staunch2

(stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ)

also stanch



adj. -er, -est.
1. firm or steadfast in principle, loyalty, etc.
2. characterized by firmness, steadfastness, or loyalty: a staunch defense of the government.
3. strong; substantial: a staunch little cabin.
4. impervious to water or other liquids; watertight: a staunch vessel.
[1375–1425; late Middle English sta(u)nch < Middle French estanche (feminine), estanc (masculine), derivative of estancher to stanch1]
staunch′ly, adv.
staunch′ness, n.

staunch


Past participle: staunched
Gerund: staunching

Imperative
staunch
staunch
Present
I staunch
you staunch
he/she/it staunches
we staunch
you staunch
they staunch
Preterite
I staunched
you staunched
he/she/it staunched
we staunched
you staunched
they staunched
Present Continuous
I am staunching
you are staunching
he/she/it is staunching
we are staunching
you are staunching
they are staunching
Present Perfect
I have staunched
you have staunched
he/she/it has staunched
we have staunched
you have staunched
they have staunched
Past Continuous
I was staunching
you were staunching
he/she/it was staunching
we were staunching
you were staunching
they were staunching
Past Perfect
I had staunched
you had staunched
he/she/it had staunched
we had staunched
you had staunched
they had staunched
Future
I will staunch
you will staunch
he/she/it will staunch
we will staunch
you will staunch
they will staunch
Future Perfect
I will have staunched
you will have staunched
he/she/it will have staunched
we will have staunched
you will have staunched
they will have staunched
Future Continuous
I will be staunching
you will be staunching
he/she/it will be staunching
we will be staunching
you will be staunching
they will be staunching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been staunching
you have been staunching
he/she/it has been staunching
we have been staunching
you have been staunching
they have been staunching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been staunching
you will have been staunching
he/she/it will have been staunching
we will have been staunching
you will have been staunching
they will have been staunching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been staunching
you had been staunching
he/she/it had been staunching
we had been staunching
you had been staunching
they had been staunching
Conditional
I would staunch
you would staunch
he/she/it would staunch
we would staunch
you would staunch
they would staunch
Past Conditional
I would have staunched
you would have staunched
he/she/it would have staunched
we would have staunched
you would have staunched
they would have staunched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.staunch - stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
check - arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
Adj.1.staunch - firm and dependable especially in loyaltystaunch - firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving devotion"; "unswerving allegiance"
constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

staunch

adjective loyal, faithful, stalwart, sure, strong, firm, sound, true, constant, reliable, stout, resolute, dependable, trustworthy, trusty, steadfast, true-blue, immovable, tried and true He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending.

staunch

adjective
Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty:
Translations
ثابِت، مُخْلِص
spolehlivývěrný
trofast
traustur
nelokāmsuzticams

staunch

1 [stɔːntʃ] ADJ (stauncher (compar) (staunchest (superl))) → leal, firme

staunch

2 [stɔːntʃ] VT [+ bleeding] → restañar

staunch

[ˈstɔːntʃ]
adj [supporter] → ardent(e) often before n
to be a staunch believer in sth → croire fermement en qch
vtétancher

staunch

1
adj (+er) ally, friendunerschütterlich; Catholic, loyalist etcüberzeugt; member, supporterergeben, getreu; supportstandhaft; to be staunch in one’s belieffest or unerschütterlich im Glauben sein

staunch

2
vt flowstauen; bleedingstillen; to staunch a wounddie Blutung einer Wunde stillen

staunch

1 [stɔːntʃ] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (supporter, friend) → fedele, leale; (believer, Christian) → convinto/a

staunch

2 [stɔːntʃ] vt (flow) → arrestare; (blood) → tamponare

staunch

(stoːntʃ) adjective
firm, trusty. a staunch friend.
ˈstaunchly adverb
ˈstaunchness noun
References in classic literature ?
Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
I'd rather sit with Hindley, and hear his awful talk, than with "t' little maister" and his staunch supporter, that odious old man
The staunch old gentleman was still in his trust; had never left it.
Dick, I did not go backward in the favour of his staunch friend, my aunt.
I know when a game's up, I do; and I know a lad that's staunch.
Our provisions held out well, our ship was staunch, and our crew all in good health; but we lay in the utmost distress for water.
To all this the barber gave his assent, and looked upon it as right and proper, being persuaded that the curate was so staunch to the Faith and loyal to the Truth that he would not for the world say anything opposed to them.
I was very fond of Powell; he was thoroughly a man in every respect; a polished southern gentleman; a staunch and true friend; and it was with a feeling of the deepest grief that I finally gave up my crude endeavors at resuscitation.
In the room of the English Nebuchadnezzar," replied the staunch Puritan.
It appeared he had "served his time" in the copper-ore trade, the famous copper-ore trade of old days between Swansea and the Chilian coast, coal out and ore in, deep-loaded both ways, as if in wanton defiance of the great Cape Horn seas - a work, this, for staunch ships, and a great school of staunchness for West- Country seamen.
None are held back neither by fear nor slackness, but it seems to be the will of almighty Jove that the Achaeans should perish ingloriously here far from Argos: you, Thoas, have been always staunch, and you keep others in heart if you see any fail in duty; be not then remiss now, but exhort all to do their utmost.
I know you drop a tree where you will, Billy Kirby; but if you show a hand, or an arm, in doing it, there’ll be bones to be set, and blood to staunch.