Synonyms for mainstay

Synonyms for (noun) mainstay

Synonyms: mainstay

Definition: the forestay that braces the mainmast

Similar words: forestay

Definition: an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit; controls the bending of the mast

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: support

Definition: something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

Usage: the policy found little public support; his faith was all the support he needed; the team enjoyed the support of their fans

Synonyms: pillar, mainstay

Definition: a prominent supporter

Usage: he is a pillar of the community

Similar words: supporter, friend, admirer, protagonist, booster, champion

Definition: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

Usage: all their supporters came out for the game; they are friends of the library

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