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'stay' - used as a noun
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. 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
3. the state of inactivity following an interruption
the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
4. (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
5. a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)

'stay' - used as a verb
6. stay the same; remain in a certain state
stay alone
7. stay put (in a certain place)
We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati
Stay put in the corner here!
8. dwell
You can stay with me while you are in town
stay a bit longer--the day is still young
9. continue in a place, position, or situation
After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
Stay with me, please
10. remain behind
I had to stay at home and watch the children
11. stop or halt
Please stay the bloodshed!
12. stay behind
The smell stayed in the room
13. hang on during a trial of endurance
14. stop a judicial process
The judge stayed the execution order
15. fasten with stays
16. overcome or allay

derived forms
1. Stay / Plural
stays
2. Stay / Past
stayed
3. Stay / Third Person
stays
4. Stay / Present Participle
staying
Variations of 'stay'
 
Antonym
  • change
  • move
  • depart
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    Fact of the day
    The average stay for a prisoner on Alcatraz, when it was used as a prison, was five years.