Meaning of staunch

staunch

Pronunciation: (stônch), [key]
— v.t., v.i., n.
  1. stanch.

staunch

Pronunciation: (stônch, stänch), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. firm or steadfast in principle, adherence, loyalty, etc., as a person: a staunch Republican; a staunch friend.
  2. characterized by firmness, steadfastness, or loyalty: He delivered a staunch defense of the government.
  3. strong; substantial: a staunch little hut in the woods.
  4. impervious to water or other liquids; watertight: a staunch vessel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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