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Stay meaning

stay - 30 dictionary results

  1. 1. stop a judicial process; " The judge stayed the execution order"
  2. 2. dwell; " You can stay with me while you are in town"; " stay a bit longer-- the day is still young"
  3. 3. A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore- and- aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship.
  4. 4. To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
  5. 5. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
  6. 6. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
  7. 7. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
  8. 8. To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
  9. 9. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
  10. 10. To cause to cease; to put an end to.
  11. 11. To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
  12. 12. To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
  13. 13. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
  14. 14. To continue in a state.
  15. 15. To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
  16. 16. To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
  17. 17. To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
  18. 18. To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
  19. 19. To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
  20. 20. To change tack; as a ship.
  21. 21. That which serves as a prop; a support.
  22. 22. A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
  23. 23. Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
  24. 24. Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
  25. 25. Hindrance; let; check.
  26. 26. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
  27. 27. Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.
  28. 28. Continuance; stop; delay; prop; support; rope supporting the mast of a ship.
  29. 29. To remain; wait; cease acting; dwell.
  30. 30. To stop; restrain; delay; prop; support.

stay - examples of usage

  1. " You know that you may always stay here. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Well, go away, if you do not wish to stay! - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. " You will stay here," said her father. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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