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1. mainstay

noun. ['ˈmeɪnˌsteɪ'] a central cohesive source of support and stability.

Synonyms

  • anchor
  • support
  • backbone
  • linchpin
  • lynchpin

Antonyms

  • foe
  • unfasten
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • main (English)
  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stay (English)
  • steyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Mainstay

  • d'electricite
  • d'electricite
  • duarte
  • fuente
  • infante
  • kawate
  • kokate
  • kouyate
  • latte
  • ricaurte

Sentences with mainstay


1. Noun, singular or mass
Whatever is the best fit for you, set aside your solid recipes you want to be your mainstay.

Quotes about mainstay


1. Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually.
- James A. Michener

2. mainstay

noun. ['ˈmeɪnˌsteɪ'] the forestay that braces the mainmast.

Antonyms

  • nonworker

Etymology

  • main (English)
  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stay (English)
  • steyen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. mainstay

noun. ['ˈmeɪnˌsteɪ'] a prominent supporter.

Synonyms

  • supporter
  • booster
  • protagonist
  • pillar
  • friend
  • admirer

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • main (English)
  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • stay (English)
  • steyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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