mainstay synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term mainstay:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pillar, mainstaynoun

    a prominent supporter

    pillar, backbone, column, lynchpin, linchpin, anchor, tower, keystone, mainstay

  2. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinnoun

    a central cohesive source of support and stability

    anchorman, key, linchpin, ground tackle, lynchpin, rachis, headstone, grit, sand, anchorperson, spinal column, keystone, guts, back, backbone, pillar, spine, anchor, mainstay, moxie, gumption, vertebral column

  3. mainstaynoun

    the forestay that braces the mainmast

    linchpin, lynchpin, keystone, backbone, pillar, anchor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

pillar, backbone, cornerstone, strut