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Definitions of stay

  1. overcome or allay; "quell my hunger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. continue in a place, position, or situation; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. stay the same; remain in a certain state; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. fasten with stays Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To cause to cease; to put an end to. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To continue in a state. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To wait; to attend; to forbear to act. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To dwell; to tarry; to linger. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To change tack; as a ship. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. That which serves as a prop; a support. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. Hindrance; let; check. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. A large, strong rope, usually of wire, which supports a mast; a prop; abode or continuance in a place; as, he made a long stay in Paris; a stand or stop; as, a stay of judgment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. To hold up or support; to sustain; hold back; to put off for a time; to stiffen or steady, as a mast, by ropes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. To remain; as, to stay at home all day; abide for a time; as, to stay at a hotel; to stand still. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. Stayer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Stayed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. Staying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. The bar of the horse's hoof. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  49. To remain: to abide for any time: to continue in a state: to wait: to cease acting: to dwell: to trust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. To cause to stand: to stop: to restrain: to delay: to prevent from falling: to prop: to support:-pa.t. and pa.p. staid, stayed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  51. Continuance in a place: abode for a time: stand: stop: a fixed state: (B.) a stand-still: prop: support: (naut.) a large strong rope running from the head of one mast to another mast ("fore-and-aft" stay), or to the side of the ship ("back"-stay):-pl. a kind of stiff inner waistcoat worn by women. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  52. Continuance; stop; delay; prop; support; rope supporting the mast of a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  53. To remain; wait; cease acting; dwell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  54. To stop; restrain; delay; prop; support. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  55. To stop; prop; post pone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. To remain; tarry; halt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. The act or time of staying. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. That which checks or stops. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. A prop; support. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. A stiffened bodice; corsets. To miss stays, to fail in attempting to tack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. Continuance in a place; abode for a time; stand; stop; obstruction; fixed state; support; a large strong rope employed to support masts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. To stop; to restrain; to delay; to obstruct; to abide; to keep from departure; to prop; to support. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. To remain; to continue in a place or a state; to wait; to stand still; to rest; to rely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. In a ship, a strong rope extended from the head of a mast down to some part of the vessel in order to give it support-the stays of a ship are distinguished by different names. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. Continuance or abode in a place; a prop or support; in engin., a part in tension to hold parts together. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  66. To delay; to obstruct; to keep from departure; to repress; to remain or continue in a place; to wait; to forbear to act; to stop; to stand still; to rely; to prop or hold up. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  67. To hinder; to delay; to detain; to keep back. dictgcide_fs
  68. st[=a], v.i. to remain: to abide for any time: to continue in a state: to wait: to cease acting: to dwell: to trust.--v.t. to cause to stand: to stop: to restrain: to delay: to prevent from falling: to prop: to support, rest, rely:--pa.t. and pa.p. stayed, staid.--n. continuance in a place: abode for a time: stand: stop: a fixed state: a standstill: suspension of a legal proceeding: prop, support: (pl.) a kind of stiff inner waistcoat worn by women.--ns. STAY'-AT-HOME, one who keeps much at home--also adj.; STAY'-BOLT, a bolt or rod binding together opposite plates; STAY'ER, one who, or that which, stops, holds, or supports: a person or animal of good lasting or staying qualities for a race, &c.; STAY'-LACE, a lace for fastening a bodice; STAY'-M[=A]'KER, one whose occupation is to make stays.--STAY THE STOMACH, to allay the cravings of hunger for the time. [O. Fr. estayer, estaye--Old Dut. stade, a stay.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  69. st[=a], n. a large strong rope running from the head of one mast to another mast ('fore-and-aft' stay), or to the side of the ship ('back'-stay): the transverse piece in a chain-cable link.--v.t. to support or to incline to one side by means of stays: to put on the other tack, to cause to go about.--v.i. to change tack, to go about, to be in stays.--ns. STAY'SAIL, a sail extended on a stay; STAY'-TACK'LE, a large hoisting tackle fixed by a pendant to the mainstay of a ship.--MISS STAYS (see MISS). [A.S. stæg; Dut. stag, Ger. stag.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  70. (Now chiefly literary) check, stop, (progress, inroads of disease &c.); s. one\'s stomach, appease hunger esp. temporarily; postpone (judgment, decision); support, prop (often up) as or with buttress &c.; remain, as s. here till I return, will not stay where it is put; dwell temporarily (at hotel &c., in town &c., with person); pause in movement, action, speech (esp. in imperat.), &c., as get him to s. a minute, s.!-you forget one thing; show endurance esp. in race, as does not seem able to s., whence stayer n.; s.-at-home a. & n., (person) remaining habitually at home. (N.) remaining, esp. dwelling, in a place, duration of this, as made a long s. in London, your s. has been very short; suspension of judicial proceedings; (chiefly literary) check, restraint, (will endure no s., a s. upon his activity); endurance, staying-power; (pl.) corset, whence stayless a.; s.-bar,-rod, support in building or machinery; s.-lace, -maker, (of corsets). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  71. (naut.). Rope supporting mast or spar; ship is (hove) in ss. (going about from one tack to another); miss ss., fail in endeavour to tack; staysail, any sail extended on s.; (v.t.) support (mast &c.) by ss., put (ship) on other tack. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  72. (Mech.) Long tie-bars connecting the ends of cylindrical boilers and other structures, to enable them to resist the pressure of the steam. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  73. n. Continuance in a place; abode for a time; sojourn ;-cessation of motion or progression; stand ; stop. [French, Icelandic] That which serves as a prop or support ;-pl. A bodice ;-a corset ;-a large, strong rope employed to support a mast. Cabinet Dictionary

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