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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.
strong; substantial:
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
verb, noun
a variant spelling of stanch


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