Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: withstander  widh'stan-du(r) or with'stan-du(r)
  1. An opponent who resists with force or resolution
    "obstinate withstanders of innovation"
  2. A fighter who holds out against attack
    - defender

Derived forms: withstanders

Type of: adversary, antagonist, battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, opponent, opposer, resister, scrapper