adjective, stauncher, staunchest.
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.
a staunch little hut in the woods.
impervious to water or other liquids; watertight:
a staunch vessel.
loyal, firm, and dependable: a staunch supporter
solid or substantial in construction
(rare) (of a ship, etc) watertight; seaworthy
a variant spelling of stanch
noun 1. a naturally carbonated, malt-flavored beer brewed especially in the western U.S.
noun 1. a steam-driven vessel, especially a small one or one used on inland waters. noun 1. a boat powered by a steam engine
or steamboat gothic noun 1. a florid architectural style suggesting the gingerbread-decorated construction of river boats of the Victorian period.
noun 1. a town in NW Colorado: ski resort.