Definitions for mainstay

Definitions for (noun) mainstay

Main entry: mainstay

Definition: the forestay that braces the mainmast

Main entry: lynchpin, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, backbone, anchor

Definition: a central cohesive source of support and stability

Usage: faith is his anchor; the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money; he is the linchpin of this firm

Main entry: pillar, mainstay

Definition: a prominent supporter

Usage: he is a pillar of the community

Visual thesaurus for mainstay