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Definition of STAY
Pronunciation : STAY

noun : STAY

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset) ;

  • 5. (

    ) (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar ;

verb : STAY

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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!" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children" ;

  • 7. (

    ) stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up" ;

  • 9. (

    ) stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order" ;

  • 10. (

    ) fasten with stays ;


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