staunch

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staunch

constant; true; faithful; steadfast: a staunch friend; strong; substantial
Not to be confused with:
stance – position of the body while standing; a mental or emotional position: take a firm stance
stanch – to stop the flow of blood or other liquid: Use direct pressure to stanch the bleeding.

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
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