Monday, June 21, 2010

word of the day

Main Entry: stead·fast

Pronunciation: ˈsted-ˌfast also -fəst

Function: 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 Glasgow}
2 : firm in belief, determination, or adherence : loyal {her followers have remained steadfast}

synonyms see faithful

stead·fast·ly adverb

stead·fast·ness \-ˌfas(t)-nəs, -fəs(t)-\ noun


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