steadfast

  • 1 Steadfast — Stead fast ( f[.a]st), a. [Stead + fast, that is, fast in place.] [Written also stedfast.] 1. Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm. This steadfast globe of earth. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 steadfast — I adjective abiding, anchored, assiduous, constans, constant, decided, dedicated, dependable, determined, devoted, diligent, enduring, established, faithful, fast, firm, firmly established, firmus, fixed, gritty, indissoluble, indomitable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 steadfast — O.E. stedefæst secure in position, from stede (see STEAD (Cf. stead)) + fæst (see FAST (Cf. fast) (adj.)); Cf. M.L.G. stedevast, O.N. staðfastr. Related: Steadfastly, steadfastness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 steadfast — *staunch, resolute, constant, true, *faithful, loyal Analogous words: settled, established, set, fixed (see SET vb): *steady, constant: stable, durable, perdurable, *lasting: enduring, persisting, abiding (see CONTINUE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 steadfast — [adj] loyal, steady abiding, adamant, allegiant, ardent, bound, changeless, constant, dedicated, dependable, enduring, established, faithful, fast, firm, fixed, immobile, immovable, inexorable, inflexible, intense, intent, liege, never failing,… …

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  • 6 steadfast — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. DERIVATIVES steadfastly adverb steadfastness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «standing firm» (see STEAD(Cf. ↑stead), FAST(Cf. ↑fast)) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 steadfast — [sted′fast΄, sted′fäst΄, sted′fəst] adj. [ME stedefast < OE stedefæste: see STEAD & FAST1] 1. firm, fixed, settled, or established 2. not changing, fickle, or wavering; constant steadfastly adv. steadfastness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Steadfast — Infobox Album Name = Steadfast Type = Studio album Artist = Forefather Released = February 2008 Recorded = Genre = Anglo Saxon metal Length = 55:20 Label = Seven Kingdoms Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Ours is the Kingdom (2004) This… …

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  • 9 steadfast — steadfastly, adv. steadfastness, n. /sted fast , fahst , feuhst/, adj. 1. fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze. 2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, etc., as a person: a steadfast friend. 3. unwavering, as… …

    Universalium

  • 10 steadfast — stead|fast [ˈstedfa:st US fæst] adj literary [: Old English; Origin: stedefAst fixed in place ] 1.) faithful and very loyal ▪ her father s steadfast love for her 2.) being certain that you are right about something and refusing to change your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 steadfast — adjective Etymology: Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst, from stede + fæst fixed, fast Date: before 12th century 1. a. firmly fixed in place ; immovable b. not subject to change < the steadfast doctrine of original sin Ellen… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 steadfast — stead|fast [ sted,fæst ] adjective not changing your opinions or actions, because you have a strong belief in something or someone: be/remain steadfast (in something): They remained steadfast in their refusal to release the terrorists. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 steadfast — [[t]ste̱dfɑːst, fæst[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ in n (approval) If someone is steadfast in something that they are doing, they are convinced that what they are doing is right and they refuse to change it or to give up. He remained steadfast in his… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 steadfast — adjective 1) a steadfast friend Syn: loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable, steady, true, constant, staunch, solid, trusty Ant: disloyal 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 steadfast — UK [ˈstedˌfɑːst] / US [ˈstedˌfæst] adjective not changing your opinions or actions, because you have a strong belief in someone or something be/remain steadfast (in something): They remained steadfast in their refusal to release the terrorists.… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 steadfast — stead•fast or stedfast [[t]ˈstɛdˌfæst, ˌfɑst, fəst[/t]] adj. 1) fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze[/ex] 2) firm in purpose, resolution, faith, etc.: a steadfast friend[/ex] 3) unwavering, as resolution, faith, or adherence 4) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 steadfast — adj. Steadfast is used with these nouns: ↑love, ↑refusal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 steadfast — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. firm, unswerving, constant, stanch, resolute, industrious. See resolution, permanence, probity, stability.Ant., inconstant, irresolute, changeable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. staunch, stable,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 steadfast — adjective literary faithful and very loyal (+ in): Harold remained steadfast in his Christian faith throughout his life. steadfastly adverb steadfastness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 steadfast — /ˈstɛdfast / (say stedfahst), / fəst/ (say fuhst) adjective 1. fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze. 2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, etc., as a person. 3. unwavering, as resolution, faith, adherence, etc. 4.… …

    Australian English dictionary