HyperDic: stay

English > 16 senses of the word stay:
VERBchangestay, remain, reststay the same
motionstay, stick, stick around, stay putstay put (in a certain place)
stativestay, bide, abidedwell
stativestay, stay on, continue, remaincontinue in a place, position, or situation
motionstayremain behind
changestay, detain, delaystop or halt
stativestay, persist, remainstay behind
stativestay, last out, ride out, outridehang on during a trial of endurance
socialstaystop a judicial process
contactstayfasten with stays
consumptionstay, quell, appeaseovercome or allay
NOUNactstaycontinuing or remaining in a place or state
statestay, arrest, check, halt, hitch, stop, stoppagethe state of inactivity following an interruption
communicationstaya judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
artifactstaya thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
artifactstay(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
stay > pronunciation
Soundsstey'
Rhymesandante ... trente-et-quarante: 11 rhymes with tey...
English > stay: 16 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningContinuing 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"
Narrowersojourn, visitA temporary stay (e.g., as a guest / guest)
stop, stopover, layoverA brief stay in the course of a journey
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishestancia, interrupción, permanencia
Catalanestada, interrupció, permanència
Verbsstaystay the same
staystay put (in a certain place)
staydwell
staycontinue in a place, position, or situation
English > stay: 16 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of inactivity following an interruption.
Example "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"
Synonymsarrest, check, halt, hitch, stop, stoppage
NarrowercountercheckA check that restrains another check
logjamAny stoppage attributable to unusual activity
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishalto, detención, parada
Catalanaturada, detenció, parada
English > stay: 16 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted.
Example"the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowerstay of executionAn order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time
Broaderdecree, edict, fiat, order, rescriptA legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
Verbsstaystop or halt
staystop a judicial process
English > stay: 16 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset).
Broaderstrip, slipartifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Verbsstayfasten with stays
English > stay: 16 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaning(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar.
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
NarrowerbackstayA stay that supports the back of something
forestayAn adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit
Broaderbrace, bracingA structural member used to stiffen a framework
Spanishestay
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningStay the same; remain in a certain state.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
ModelJohn will stay angry
Example "stay alone"
Synonymsremain, rest
NarrowerbeTo remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
keep, stay freshfail to spoil or rot
keep outRemain outside
sit tightMaintain the same position
standRemain inactive or immobile
stick together, stay togetherBe loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
OppositechangeUndergo a change
Spanishdescansar, mantenerse, perdurar, permanecer, quedarse, quedar, reposar, restar, seguir
Catalandescansar, mantenir-se, perdurar, quedar-se, quedar, reposar, restar, romandre, seguir
Nounsstaycontinuing or remaining in a place or state
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningstay put (in a certain place).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "We are staying in Detroit
  • "Stay put in the corner here!"
Synonymsstick, stick around, stay put
Broaderstay in placeBe stationary
Oppositemovechange residence, affiliation, or place of employment
Spanishalojarse, hospedarse, permanecer, quedarse, quedar
Catalanallotjar-se, hostatjar-se, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre
Nounsstaycontinuing or remaining in a place or state
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningDwell.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "You can stay with me while you are in town"
  • "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
Synonymsbide, abide
Narroweroverstay, outstayStay too long
visitStay with as a guest
Broaderstay, stay on, continue, remainContinue in a place, position, or situation
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishmorar, permanecer, quedarse, quedar
Catalanquedar
Nounsstaycontinuing or remaining in a place or state
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningContinue in a place, position, or situation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"
  • "Stay with me, please"
Synonymsstay on, continue, remain
Narrowerbide, abide, stayDwell
hold overContinue a term of office past the normal period of time
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishperdurar, permanecer, quedarse, quedar, restar, seguir
Catalanperdurar, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre, seguir
Nounsstaycontinuing or remaining in a place or state
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningRemain behind.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"I had to stay at home and watch the children"
Oppositedepart, take leave, quitgo away or leave
Spanishpermanecer, quedarse, quedar
Catalanquedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningstop or halt.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Please stay the bloodshed!"
Synonymsdetain, delay
Broadercheck, retard, delaySlow the growth or development of
Spanishdemorar, detener, diferir, retrasar
Catalandemorar, endarrerir, retardar
Nounsstaya judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningStay behind.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The smell stayed in the room"
Synonymspersist, remain
NarrowerlingerRemain present although waning or gradually dying
stickendure
Spanishhospedarse, perdurar, permanecer, persistir, quedarse, quedar, restar, seguir
Catalanalbergar, allotjar, perdurar, persistir, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre, seguir
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningHang on during a trial of endurance.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymslast out, ride out, outride
NarroweroutstaySurpass in staying power
Spanishaguantar, mantenerse, perdurar, resistir, sobrevivir
Catalanaguantar, resistir
Nounsstayera person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 9, social
Meaningstop a judicial process.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The judge stayed the execution order"
Broaderstop, halt, block, kiboshStop from happening / happening or developing
Nounsstaya judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningFasten with stays.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Nounsstaya thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
English > stay: 16 senses > verb 11, consumption
MeaningOvercome or allay.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsquell, appease
Broaderfit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilFill or meet a want or need
Spanishapaciguar, aplacar, calmar

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