Stancher
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stancher — Stanch er (st[.a]nch [ e]r), n. One who, or that which, stanches, or stops, the flowing, as of blood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stancher — noun see stanch I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stancher — See stanch1. * * * …   Universalium

  • stancher — snatcher …   Anagrams dictionary

  • stancher — stanch·er …   English syllables

  • stancher — pronunc at stanch+ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from stanchen to stanch + er : one that stanches; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • snatcher — stancher …   Anagrams dictionary

  • stanch — stanch1 stanchable, adj. stancher, n. /stawnch, stanch, stahnch/, v.t. 1. to stop the flow of (a liquid, esp. blood). 2. to stop the flow of blood or other liquid from (a wound, leak, etc.). 3. Archaic. to check, allay, or extinguish. v.i …   Universalium

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stanchest — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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