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1. stay [ v ] stay the same; remain in a certain state
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

He took a midnight train out of Cleveland Saturday , without an official word to anybody , and has stayed away from newsmen on his train trip across_the_nation to Reno , Nev. , where his wife , former Olympic Diving Champion Zoe_Ann_Olsen , awaited .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Bevo was congratulated for his efforts to stay in shape so_that he could help the team if his knee healed in_time .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Yes , Tom caught it in_time to stay alive .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

The managers stay the same , so that * * f is the same for all weeks .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

When it became obvious that he could stay inside no_longer , taking a_thousand to one chance Gonzales rushed outside , square against the muzzle of a Winchester .

Synonyms remain stay rest Related Terms change be stand keep stick_together sit_tight be arrest

2. stay [ v ] stay put (in a certain place)
Examples: "We are staying in Detroit we are not moving to Cincinnati" "Stay put in the corner here!" "Stick around and you will learn something!"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

You would be surprised how many fans purposely stayed away from Bears_Stadium last year because of the television policy .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

After a lengthy workout yesterday , an open date , Hemus said that Bob_Nieman definitely would stay in the lineup .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

In the field of entertainment there is no spur to financial daring so effective as audience boredom , and the first decade of the new device was not over before audiences began staying away in large_numbers from the simple-minded , one minute shows .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

It was going_to stay forever .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

Here_and_there she stayed to visit and drink a glass of sherry .

Synonyms stay stay_put stick stick_around Related Terms move stay_in_place arrest

3. stay [ v ] dwell (archaic)
Examples: "You can stay with me while you are in town" "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

However , Mr._Parichy and his bride will go_to Vero_Beach on their wedding trip , and will stay in the John_G._Beadles ' beach_house .

(Time magazine, 77:3...)

Reports Dr._Keys : `` A fairly common experience for us is the wife who finds her husband staying out more_and_more .

(Genevieve Holden, Deadlier Than the Male....)

It latches when you close it , so stay as long as you like '' .

(Wayne D. Overholser, The Killer Marshal....)

He 'd be an idiot to let them stay he thought , but he could n't send them on , either .

(Clifford Irving, The Valley....)

`` You can n't stay here with me .

Synonyms stay abide bide Related Terms visit overstay archaism

4. stay [ v ] continue in a place, position, or situation
Examples: : "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"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Last October he gave a public speech in Washington , D._C. entitled `` Are Women Here to Stay '' ?

(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)

On the back nine he began to acquire the tidal_wave of a gallery that stayed with him the rest of the tournament .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The Indochina struggle was a war to stay out of in 1954 , when Gen._Ridgway estimated it would take a minimum of 10 to 15 divisions at the outset to win a war the_French were losing .

It is a war to stay out of today , especially in_view of the fact that President_Ngo_Dinh_Diem apparently does not want United_States troops .

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

A minister should not stay `` beyond the time that his leadership should benefit '' his church , he wrote , `` for he becomes ordinary '' .

Synonyms remain stay stay_on continue Related Terms be bide hold_over lengthiness

5. stay [ v ] remain behind
Examples: "I had to stay at home and watch the children"

Used in print:

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

Each Friday one manager is chosen by lot to stay late and load the equipment on a truck .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

`` I thought I told you to stay home '' .

Synonyms stay Related Terms depart

6. stay [ v ] stop or halt
Examples: "Please stay the bloodshed!"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

And it also stayed the hands of thousands of brooding incompetents who were meditating the abandonment of a sport whose frustrations were driving them to despair .

Synonyms stay delay detain Related Terms check delay

7. stay [ n ] continuing or remaining in a place or state
Examples: "they had a nice stay in Paris" "a lengthy hospital stay" "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

I have not seen this charge made during my stay here , but apparently it is still in_the_air .

Synonyms stay Related Terms act stop sojourn

8. stay [ v ] stay behind
Examples: "The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Synonyms remain persist stay Related Terms linger stick

9. stay [ v ] overcome or allay
Examples: "quell my hunger"

Synonyms appease stay quell Related Terms meet

10. stay [ v ] fasten with stays

Synonyms stay Related Terms fasten

11. stay [ n ] a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
Examples: "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"

Synonyms stay Related Terms decree stay_of_execution law

12. stay [ n ] a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)

Synonyms stay Related Terms strip

13. stay [ v ] stop a judicial process
Examples: : "The judge stayed the execution order"

Synonyms stay Related Terms stop

14. stay [ n ] the state of inactivity following an interruption
Examples: "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"

Synonyms stop halt check stay hitch stoppage arrest Related Terms inaction deadlock logjam countercheck halt break check check

15. stay [ v ] a trial of endurance
Examples: "ride out the storm"

Synonyms stay ride_out outride last_out Related Terms outstay stayer

16. stay [ n ] (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar

Synonyms stay Related Terms brace backstay forestay seafaring

17. stay [ n ] the act of stopping (usually stopping motion)
Examples: "the heart was in arrest" "war caused a check in the company's growth" "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"

Synonyms check stay arrest Related Terms act stop obstruction stop sojourn poke_check crosscheck ice_hockey

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