from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Firm and steadfast; true. See Synonyms at faithful.
- adj. Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution.
- v. Variant of stanch1. See Usage Note at staunch1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding
- adj. dependable, persistent
- v. To stop the flow of (blood).
- v. To stop, check, or deter an action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See stanch, stanchly, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See stanch, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. firm and dependable especially in loyalty
- v. stop the flow of a liquid
Middle English staunche, from Anglo-Norman estaunche, from estaunchier, to stanch, variant of Old French estanchier; see stanch1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French estanchier ("to stanch"), from Vulgar Latin *stanticāre ("to stop"), from Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō ("I stand"). (Wiktionary)