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 city in N Virginia.
staurion stau·ri·on (stôr’ē-ŏn’) n. A craniometric point at the intersection of the median and transverse palatine sutures.
noun 1. a mineral, basic iron aluminum silicate, Fe 2 Al 2 O 7 (SiO 4) 4 (OH), occurring in brown to black prismatic crystals, which are often twinned in the form of a cross. noun 1. a brown glassy mineral consisting of iron aluminium silicate in the form of prismatic crystals: used as a […]
[stahv-raw-pee-yee-awn; English stav-roh-pee-jee-on] /ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɔn; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒiˌɒn/ noun, plural stauropegia [stahv-raw-pee-yee-ah; English stav-roh-pee-jee-uh] /ˌstɑv rɔˈpi yi ɑ; English ˌstæv roʊˈpi dʒi ə/ (Show IPA). Greek Orthodox Church. 1. (in an autocephalous church) a monastery subject directly to the primate.