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Meaning of mainstay

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
           [syn: {pillar}, {mainstay}]
      2: a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is
         his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on
         soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm" [syn:
         {anchor}, {mainstay}, {keystone}, {backbone}, {linchpin},
      3: the forestay that braces the mainmast

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