Withstander With*stand"er, n. One who withstands, or opposes; an opponent; a resisting power. [1913 Webster]

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  • withstander — noun A person who withstands or resists; an opponent …   Wiktionary

  • withstander — with·stand·er …   English syllables

  • withstander — noun 1. an opponent who resists with force or resolution obstinate withstanders of innovation • Derivationally related forms: ↑withstand • Hypernyms: ↑adversary, ↑antagonist, ↑opponent, ↑opposer, ↑r …   Useful english dictionary

  • withstand — withstander, n. withstandingness, n. /with stand , widh /, v., withstood, withstanding. v.t. 1. to stand or hold out against; resist or oppose, esp. successfully: to withstand rust; to withstand the invaders; to withstand temptation. v.i. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • defender — noun 1. a person who cares for persons or property (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder • Derivationally related forms: ↑shield (for: ↑shielder), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • withstand — verb (past and past participle withstood) 1》 remain undamaged or unaffected by. 2》 offer strong resistance or opposition to. Derivatives withstander noun Origin OE withstandan, from the prefix with against + stand …   English new terms dictionary

  • withstand — [c]/wɪðˈstænd / (say widh stand), /wɪθ / (say with ) verb (withstood, withstanding) –verb (t) 1. to stand or hold out against; resist or oppose, especially successfully. –verb (i) 2. to stand in opposition. {Middle English withstande, Old English …   Australian English dictionary

  • battler — noun someone who fights (or is fighting) • Syn: ↑combatant, ↑belligerent, ↑fighter, ↑scrapper • Derivationally related forms: ↑scrap (for: ↑scrapper), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out — verb 1. thrust or extend out (Freq. 5) He held out his hand point a finger extend a hand the bee exserted its sting • Syn: ↑exsert, ↑stretch out, ↑put out …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold up — verb 1. be the physical support of; carry the weight of (Freq. 4) The beam holds up the roof He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam What s holding that mirror? • Syn: ↑hold, ↑support, ↑sustain …   Useful english dictionary

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