staunch: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stônch), [key]
— v.t., v.i., n.
Pronunciation: (stônch, stänch), [key]
— -er, -est.
- firm or steadfast in principle, adherence, loyalty, etc., as a person: a staunch Republican; a staunch friend.
- characterized by firmness, steadfastness, or loyalty: He delivered a staunch defense of the government.
- strong; substantial: a staunch little hut in the woods.
- impervious to water or other liquids; watertight: a staunch vessel.
- staunch (Thesaurus)