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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corset, girdle, stays(noun)

    a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

Wiktionary

  1. stays(Noun)

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. stays

    Plural noun of the word stay.

    The stays on the ship were handmade by a local shipbuilder as the captain requested the original design be created as she and the crew preferred them.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 9, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce stays?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say stays in sign language?

  1. stays

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. Sergio Marxuach:

    The debt stays the same.

  2. Heraclitus:

    All if flux, nothing stays still.

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

    All is flux, nothing stays still.

  4. Qu Xiling:

    Their bread stays crispy for days.

  5. Ezra Pound:

    Literature is news that stays news.

Images & Illustrations of stays

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