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stay

stay - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stay

Definition
(noun) continuing or remaining in a place or state
Example Sentence
  • they had a nice stay in Paris
  • a lengthy hospital stay
  • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court

Definition
(noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
Synonyms : arrest , check , halt , hitch , stop , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
Example Sentence
  • the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court

Definition
(noun) a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
Definition
(noun) (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
Definition
(verb) stay the same; remain in a certain state
Synonyms : remain , rest
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) stay put (in a certain place)
Synonyms : stay put , stick , stick around
Example Sentence
  • We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati
  • Stay put in the corner here!
  • Stick around and you will learn something!

Definition
(verb) dwell
Synonyms : abide , bide
Example Sentence
  • You can stay with me while you are in town
  • stay a bit longer--the day is still young

Definition
(verb) continue in a place, position, or situation
Synonyms : continue , remain , stay on
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) remain behind
Example Sentence
  • I had to stay at home and watch the children

Definition
(verb) stop or halt
Synonyms : delay , detain
Example Sentence
  • Please stay the bloodshed!

Definition
(verb) stay behind
Synonyms : persist , remain
Example Sentence
  • The smell stayed in the room
  • The hostility remained long after they made up

Definition
(verb) hang on during a trial of endurance
Synonyms : last out , outride , ride out
Example Sentence
  • ride out the storm

Definition
(verb) stop a judicial process
Example Sentence
  • The judge stayed the execution order

Definition
(verb) fasten with stays
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(verb) overcome or allay
Synonyms : appease , quell
Example Sentence
  • quell my hunger

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