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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corset, girdle, staysnoun

    a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

Wiktionary

  1. staysnoun

    A corset.

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. Misako Tachi:

    It (the LDP) is the most stable of all. I'm not sure if a drastic change would do us any good, various parties are saying various things (on pensions), but the lack of concrete plans worries me. Looking at what they have achieved so far, I thought it best that the LDP stays in power.

  2. Brian Field:

    What all of this really boils down to is the customer journey has changed, now it can start anywhere online, in-store and end anywhere ... and it is about making sure the customer makes the purchase and stays loyal to the brands more than where it happens.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig:

    If the( Brazilian) currency stays where it is today, beginning mid-third quarter, we won't have anymore bad currency comparisons, so we would have finally lapped the bad news of last year.

  4. David Jolly:

    If Paul Ryan doesn't get in, I think John Boehner stays as speaker for several weeks because I don't know if we get to 218 before then.

  5. Wayne Marchant:

    Marchant’s post had been shared nearly 6,000 times as of Tuesday. The homeowners ’ association listened to Marchant’s complaints and said it would be up to the board to decide whether the flag pole stays up or gets taken down, a spokesman told WLWT-TV. If it comes down and they hold their ground and there's no legal recourse, I'll have to take it down, but the day my wife retires, we'll be out of here.

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