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