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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corset, girdle, staysnoun

    a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

Wiktionary

  1. staysnoun

    A corset.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Staysnoun

    Without singular.

    They were come upon the stays, when one of the sailors descried a galley. Philip Sidney.

    Weavers stretch your stays upon the west. Dryden.

Freebase

  1. Stays

    Stays are ropes, wires, or rods on sailing vessels that run fore-and-aft along the centerline from the masts to the hull, deck, bowsprit, or to other masts which serve to stabilize the masts. On a ship with a single mast, stays that run aft are called backstays and stays that run forward are called forestays. Along with shrouds, they form the primary stabilization for the standing rigging. To "miss stays" is an unsuccessful attempt to tack.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. STAYS

    A sort of straight-jacket employed in reforming women.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. stays

    See Ordnance, Carriages for.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stays' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4071

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stays in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stays in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of stays in a Sentence

  1. Fred Frazier:

    To see a little girl running alone by herself, that’s when he got very concerned, and she was shivering and cold. she stays right where she was told to stay.

  2. Hannah Arendt:

    It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.

  3. Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

    Claiming one emergency after another, the Government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, it is hard to say what is more troubling.

  4. Heraclitus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers:

    All is flux, nothing stays still.

  5. Matthew Messina:

    Somehow people have gotten this perception that what happens in the mouth stays in the mouth, kind of like the old Vegas ad,' What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,' and we know that's not true, what happens in the mouth doesn't stay in the mouth either, there's interrelations between the body, overall health and oral health.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. commensal
    • B. tenebrous
    • C. lacerate
    • D. flabby

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