Stanch
Stanch Stanch, a. [Compar. {Stancher} (-[~e]r); superl. {Stanchest}.] [From {Stanch}, v. t., and hence literally signifying, stopped or stayed; cf. Sp. estanco stopped, tight, not leaky, as a ship. See {Stanch}, v. t.] [Written also {staunch}.] 1. Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship. [1913 Webster]

One of the closets is parqueted with plain deal, set in diamond, exceeding stanch and pretty. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent. --V. Knox. [1913 Webster]

In politics I hear you 're stanch. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. Close; secret; private. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This is to be kept stanch. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stanch — (st[.a]nch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stanched} (st[.a]ncht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stanching}.] [OF. estanchier, F. [ e]tancher to stop a liquid from flowing; akin to Pr., Sp., & Pg. estancar, It. stancare to weary, LL. stancare, stagnare, to stanch, fr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stanch — Stanch, v. t. To prop; to make stanch, or strong. [1913 Webster] His gathered sticks to stanch the wall Of the snow tower when snow should fall. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stanch — also staunch stȯnch, stänch vt to check or stop the flowing of <stanch bleeding> also to stop the flow of blood from <stanch a wound> …   Medical dictionary

  • stanch — [stänch, stanch, stônch] vt., vi., adj. see STAUNCH …   English World dictionary

  • Stanch — Stanch, v. i. To cease, as the flowing of blood. [1913 Webster] Immediately her issue of blood stanched. Luke viii. 44. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stanch — Stanch, n. 1. That which stanches or checks. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stanch — index cease, firm, incorruptible, indomitable, infallible, occlude, pertinacious, reliable, resolute …   Law dictionary

  • stanch — [sta:ntʃ US sto:ntʃ, sta:ntʃ] v an American spelling of ↑staunch 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stanch — [ stɔntʃ, stantʃ ] verb transitive to stop the flow of a liquid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stanch — (v.) to stop the flow of (especially of blood), c.1300, from O.Fr. estanchier cause to cease flowing, stop, hinder, from V.L. *stancare, perhaps contracted from *stagnicare, from L. stagnum pond, pool (see STAGNATE (Cf. stagnate)) …   Etymology dictionary

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