staunch /ˈstɔnʧ, ˈstɑnʧ/
staunch /ˈstɔnʧ, ˈstɑnʧ/ 及物動詞
Staunch Staunch·ly, Staunch·ness, etc. See Stanch, Stanchly, etc.
Stanch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stanched p. pr. & vb. n. Stanching.]
1. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound. [Written also staunch.]
Iron or a stone laid to the neck doth stanch the bleeding of the nose. --Bacon.
2. To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst. [Obs.]
Stanch, a. [Compar. Stancher superl. Stanchest.] [Written also staunch.]
1. Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.
One of the closets is parqueted with plain deal, set in diamond, exceeding stanch and pretty. --Evelyn.
2. Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent.
In politics I hear you 're stanch. --Prior.
3. Close; secret; private. [Obs.]
This is to be kept stanch. --Locke.
adj : firm and dependable especially in loyalty; "a steadfast
ally"; "a staunch defender of free speech"; "unswerving
devotion"; "unswerving allegiance" [syn: steadfast, unswerving]
v : stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them
the tide" [syn: stem, stanch, halt]