Stay - definition, pronunciation, transcription
a lengthy hospital stay
a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
- (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
stay a bit longer--the day is still young
- stop a judicial process
- 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