Taxonomy vs Gainstay - What's the difference?

taxonomy | gainstay |


As a noun taxonomy

is the science or the technique used to make a classification.

As a verb gainstay is

to stand against or in opposition to; resist; oppose.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    gainstay

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To stand against or in opposition to; resist; oppose.
  • *1983 , Bill McAdoo, Pre-Civil War Black Nationalism :
  • Among the diversity of opinions that are entertained in regard to physical resistance, there are but a few found to gainstay that stern delcaration.
  • *1998 , Randall Roorda, Dramas of solitude: narratives of retreat in American nature writing :
  • But this stance informs the way I regard the student essays I surveyed earlier, my belief that however challenging I may be in provoking interpretations of Thoreau, I ought not to gainstay my students' own Thoreauvian productions,
  • *2004 , William Hill, Wizard Sword :
  • " [...] Then I dare not gainstay you, Devin. I just wish to bring out the best in such a noble son of Zenn-Ra."
  • To deny (the right to); deprive (of).
  • *1926 , Theosophical Society (Madras, India), The Theosophist :
  • [...] it was intended to be, a living fire of force in the world that cannot be gainstayed and which no storms can shake.
  • *1998 , Nancy Ann Watanabe, Love eclipsed: Joyce Carol Oates's Faustian moral vision :
  • An illiterate woman, Mai-ch'en's wife is not gainstayed the benefit of the doubt.

    Synonyms

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