Definition of STAUNCH

variant of 1stanch


adjective \ˈstnch, ˈstänch\

: very devoted or loyal to a person, belief, or cause

Full Definition of STAUNCH

a :  watertight, sound
b :  strongly built :  substantial
:  steadfast in loyalty or principle <a staunch friend>
staunch·ly adverb
staunch·ness noun

Variants of STAUNCH

staunch also stanch \ˈstnch, ˈstänch, ˈstanch\

Examples of STAUNCH

  1. She is a staunch advocate of women's rights.
  2. He's a staunch believer in the value of regular exercise.
  3. I'm one of his staunchest supporters.

Origin of STAUNCH

Middle English, from Anglo-French estanche, feminine of estanc, from estancher to stanch — more at stanch
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with STAUNCH


   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STAUNCH

variant of stanch


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