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stay

 
Noun stay has 5 senses
  1. stay - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    act, human action, human activity
    --1 has particulars: sojourn, visit; stop, stopover, layover
    Derived forms: verb stay4, verb stay3, verb stay2, verb stay1
  2. stay - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
    --2 has particulars: stay of execution
    Derived forms: verb stay9, verb stay6
  3. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage - 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 is a kind of inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
    --3 has particulars: countercheck; logjam
  4. stay - (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
    --4 is a kind of
    brace, bracing
    --4 has particulars: backstay; forestay
  5. stay - a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
    --5 is a kind of
    strip, slip
    Derived form: verb stay10
Verb stay has 11 senses
  1. stay, remain, rest - 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"
    --1 is one way to be
    Antonyms: change
    Derived form: noun stay1
    Sample sentence:
    John will stay angry
  2. stay, stick, stick around, stay put - 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!"
    --2 is one way to stay in place
    Antonyms: move
    Derived form: noun stay1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. bide, abide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
    --3 is one way to stay, stay on, continue, remain
    Derived form: noun stay1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. stay, stay on, continue, remain - 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"
    --4 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun stay1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. stay - remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
    Antonyms:
    depart, take leave, quit
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  6. stay, detain, delay - stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
    --6 is one way to check, retard, delay
    Derived form: noun stay2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. persist, remain, stay - stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  8. last out, stay, ride out, outride - a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
    Derived form: noun stayer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. stay - stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
    --9 is one way to
    stop, halt, block, kibosh
    Derived form: noun stay2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. stay - fasten with stays
    --10 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Derived form: noun stay5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  11. quell, stay, appease - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
    --11 is one way to meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something ----s somebody
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