Stay - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the state of inactivity following an interruption (syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stop, stoppage)
- a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
- a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
- (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
- stay put (in a certain place) (syn: stick, stick around)
- dwell (syn: abide, bide)
- continue in a place, position, or situation (syn: continue, remain, stay on)
- remain behind
- stop or halt (syn: delay, detain)
- stay behind (syn: persist, remain)
- hang on during a trial of endurance (syn: outride, ride out)
- stop a judicial process
- fasten with stays
- overcome or allay (syn: appease, quell)
I shall make a week's stay there.
I didn't think the boy would stay for two whole weeks without an invitation.
On the way home that phrase stayed with me.
Stay with me for a few more minutes and you'll see the point of the story.
He is the stay of his old age.
A tree was propped up by iron stays.
It is necessary to stay the old building with timber where it declines.
They stayed all afternoon, chatting.
I decided to stay home.
Isabel stayed for a year in Paris to study.
Stay in bed and drink plenty of liquids.
She stayed late to finish the report.
Stay right there! I'll be back in a minute.
Why don't you stay for supper?
Some of the students stayed after class to talk (=remained after others had gone).
stay on — continue in a place, position, or situation
stay up — not go to bed
present participle: staying
past tense: stayed
past participle: stayed