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Stay

Definition of stay:

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb

To stop; restrain; delay; prop; support.

part of speech: verb

To remain; as, to stay at home all day; abide for a time; as, to stay at a hotel; to stand still.

part of speech: participle

Staying.

part of speech: noun

Stayer.

part of speech: verb

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.

part of speech: noun

Continuance; stop; delay; prop; support; rope supporting the mast of a ship.

part of speech: verb

To remain; wait; cease acting; dwell.

part of speech: participle

Stayed.

part of speech: verb

To hold up or support; to sustain; hold back; to put off for a time; to stiffen or steady, as a mast, by ropes.

part of speech: noun

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.

Usage examples for stay:

  • " I'll stay he said. "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.

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