continuing or remaining in a place or state
"they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(noun)
the state of inactivity following an interruption
"the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
"the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
stay, remain, rest(verb)
stay the same; remain in a certain state
"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
stay, stick, stick around, stay put(verb)
stay put (in a certain place)
"We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
bide, abide, stay(verb)
"You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
stay, stay on, continue, remain(verb)
continue in a place, position, or situation
"After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
"I had to stay at home and watch the children"
stay, detain, delay(verb)
stop or halt
"Please stay the bloodshed!"
persist, remain, stay(verb)
"The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
last out, stay, ride out, outride(verb)
hang on during a trial of endurance
"ride out the storm"
stop a judicial process
"The judge stayed the execution order"
fasten with stays
quell, stay, appease(verb)
overcome or allay
"quell my hunger"
To prop; support; sustain; hold up; steady.
To stop; detain; keep back; delay; hinder.
Your ships are stay'd at Venice uE00025482uE001 Shakespeare.
To restrain; withhold; check; stop.
To put off; defer; postpone; delay; keep back.
The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
To hold the attention of.
To bear; brook; undergo; abide; stand; hold out through or during.
To wait for; await.
To rest; depend; rely.
Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon. uE00025483uE001 Isaiah 30:12, King James Bible.
To stop; come to a stand or standstill.
A prop; a support.
A fastening for a garment; a hook; a clasp; anything to hang another thing on.
That which holds or restrains; obstacle; check; hindrance; restraint.
A stop; a halt; a break or cessation of action, motion, or progress.
A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
The governor granted a stay of execution.
A standstill; a state of rest; entire cessation of motion or progress.
stand at a stay
A fixed state; fixedness; stability; permanence.
Continuance or a period of time spent in a place; abode for an indefinite time; sojourn.
I hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.
A station or fixed anchorage for vessels.
To come to an end; cease; blin.
To delay; linger; tarry; wait.
To make a stand; stand.
To hold out, as in a race or contest; last or persevere to the end.
To remain in a particular place, especially for an indefinite time; sojourn; abide.
To wait; rest in patience or expectation.
To wait as an attendant; give ceremonious or submissive attendance.
To continue to have a particular quality.
Wear gloves so your hands stay warm.
A state; fixed condition.
Restraint of passion; prudence; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
Where are the stays for my collar?
Origin: From *, from stæg, from stagan, from stek-, from stā-. Cognate with stag, Stag, stag, stag.
a large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship
to stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support
to support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time
to bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully
to hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold
to hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back
to remain for the purpose of; to wait for
to cause to cease; to put an end to
to fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler
to tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind
to remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still
to continue in a state
to wait; to attend; to forbear to act
to dwell; to tarry; to linger
to rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist
to come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed
to hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well
to change tack; as a ship
that which serves as a prop; a support
a corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men
continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city
cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop
hindrance; let; check
restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety
strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them
Origin: [OF. estayer, F. tayer to prop, fr. OF. estai, F. tai, a prop, probably fr. OD. stade, staeye, a prop, akin to E. stead; or cf. stay a rope to support a mast. Cf. Staid, a., Stay, v. i.]
"Stay" is a song by UK based pop act Shakespears Sister, released by London Records in January 1992 as the second single from their album Hormonally Yours. Upon release, the single became the duo's first and only #1 single in numerous territories, including the UK, where it topped the singles chart for 8 consecutive weeks; the longest UK #1 reign for any girl band. The single also held the #1 position for 6 weeks in band member Siobhan Fahey's native Ireland. In November 2010, The X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd performed the song on series 7 of the show. Following this, the original version re-entered the UK, Ireland and the European Hot 100 Singles charts. "Stay" was the only Shakespears Sister song that featured Siobhan Fahey less prominently on vocals than Marcella Detroit, with Detroit singing the verses and lead chorus and Fahey singing the song's dramatic bridge. Detroit is noted for singing in whistle register before the last chorus of the song, going up to a high F.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stā, v.i. to remain: to abide for any time: to continue in a state: to wait: to cease acting: to dwell: to trust.—v.t. to cause to stand: to stop: to restrain: to delay: to prevent from falling: to prop: to support, rest, rely:—pa.t. and pa.p. stayed, staid.—n. continuance in a place: abode for a time: stand: stop: a fixed state: a standstill: suspension of a legal proceeding: prop, support: (pl.) a kind of stiff inner waistcoat worn by women.—ns. Stay′-at-home, one who keeps much at home—also adj.; Stay′-bolt, a bolt or rod binding together opposite plates; Stay′er, one who, or that which, stops, holds, or supports: a person or animal of good lasting or staying qualities for a race, &c.; Stay′-lace, a lace for fastening a bodice; Stay′-mā′ker, one whose occupation is to make stays.—Stay the stomach, to allay the cravings of hunger for the time. [O. Fr. estayer, estaye—Old Dut. stade, a stay.]
stā, n. a large strong rope running from the head of one mast to another mast ('fore-and-aft' stay), or to the side of the ship ('back'-stay): the transverse piece in a chain-cable link.—v.t. to support or to incline to one side by means of stays: to put on the other tack, to cause to go about.—v.i. to change tack, to go about, to be in stays.—ns. Stay′sail, a sail extended on a stay; Stay′-tack′le, a large hoisting tackle fixed by a pendant to the mainstay of a ship.—Miss stays (see Miss). [A.S. stæg; Dut. stag, Ger. stag.]
What does STAY stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the STAY acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stay' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #953
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stay' in Written Corpus Frequency: #591
Rank popularity for the word 'stay' in Nouns Frequency: #2521
Rank popularity for the word 'stay' in Verbs Frequency: #128
The numerical value of stay in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of stay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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Translations for stay
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- مكث, بقيArabic
- заставацца, застаццаBelarusian
- chom, ampellatBreton
- quedar-se, restarCatalan, Valencian
- pobyt, odložit, odklad, zůstat, odložení, odročeníCzech
- aussetzen, aufschieben, bleiben, aufhalten, vertagenGerman
- μένω, αναβάλλωGreek
- stajo, restado, resti, prokrastiEsperanto
- quedarse, permanecer, mantenerse, pasar la noche, estadía, quedar, hospedarseSpanish
- jääma, viivitus, viivitama, viibimaEstonian
- vahvike, oleskelu, este, harus, tuki, lykätä, pysyvyys, viipyä, jäädä, pysähdys, lykkäys, pysyä, maltti, staagi, naulaFinnish
- rester, séjourFrench
- permanecer, quedar, ficarGalician
- ठहरना, रहनाHindi
- tartózkodik, maradHungarian
- vera, halda, dveljaIcelandic
- restare, rimandare, stare, permanenza, rimanereItalian
- とまる, 残る, とどまる, 留まるJapanese
- sto, teneo, maneoLatin
- likti, pasiliktiLithuanian
- pūrengi, pūwhenuaMāori
- stag, uitstel, blijven, uitstellen, verblijven, verblijfDutch
- stag, bli, forbliNorwegian
- zatrzymać się, zostać, zatrzymywać się, pobyt, zostawaćPolish
- estadia, suspensão, manter, permanecer, ficar, estada, adiar, continuarPortuguese
- sta, rămâne, amâna, întârzia, [[rămâne]], [[dăinui]], zăboviRomanian
- остаться, отсрочка, оставаться, пребываниеRussian
- òstati, о̀статиSerbo-Croatian
- stanna, stag, vistelse, vistas, hålla sigSwedish
- คงอยู่, พักอยู่Thai
- затримуватися, залишитисяUkrainian
- lưu lại, ở lạiVietnamese
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