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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
stay (noun)
1.
a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast
2.
- guy
stay (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to secure upright with or as if with - stays
2.
intransitive verb
to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays to go about - tack
stay (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to stop going forward - pause
2.
to stop doing something - cease
3.
to continue in a place or condition - remain stayed up all night went for a short vacation but stayed on for weeks stay put till I come back
4.
to stand firm
5.
to take up residence - lodge
6.
to keep even in a contest or rivalry - stay with the leaders
7.
to call a poker bet without raising
8.
transitive verb
obsolete to be in waiting or attendance
1.
to wait for - await
2.
to stick or remain with (as a race or trial of endurance) to the end - usually used in the phrase stay the course
3.
to remain during - stayed the whole time
4.
a) to stop or delay the proceeding or advance of by or as if by interposing an obstacle - halt
b) to check the course of (as a disease)
c) - allay pacify stayed tempers
d) to quiet the hunger of temporarily defer
stay (noun)
1.
a) the action of halting the state of being stopped
b) a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order
2.
obsolete - self-control moderation
3.
a residence or sojourn in a place
4.
capacity for endurance
stay (noun)
1.
one that serves as a prop - support
2.
a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (as a shirt collar)
3.
a corset stiffened with bones - usually used in plural
stay (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to provide physical or moral support for - sustain
2.
to fix on something as a foundation
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
stay (noun)
1.
a temporary residing as another's guest
SYNONIMS:
sojourn, stay, tarry
RELATED WORDS:
field trip, homestay, sleepover; layover, stop, stopover
stay (noun)
2.
the stopping of a process or activity
SYNONIMS:
arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, termination
RELATED WORDS:
mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspension
NEAR ANTONYMS:
extension, persistence, prolongation
continuance, continuation
stay (verb)
1.
to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time
SYNONIMS:
abide, dwell, hang around, remain, stick around, tarry
RELATED WORDS:
await, hang on, hold on, wait; dally, dawdle, linger, loiter; outstay, overstay
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abscond, book [], decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, run away, scat, scram, skip; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate
bail, bail out, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [], clear out, cut out, depart, exit, get off, go, go off, leave, move, pack (up off), peel off, pike (out off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, shove (off), take off, vamoose, walk out
stay (verb)
2.
to bring (something) to a standstill
SYNONIMS:
arrest, bring up, catch, check, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stop
RELATED WORDS:
baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch ( staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back
NEAR ANTONYMS:
carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir
stay (verb)
3.
to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
SYNONIMS:
await, bide, hold on, stay
RELATED WORDS:
hang around, linger, remain, stick around, tarry; stand by; anticipate, expect, watch (for)
stay (verb)
4.
to reside as a temporary guest
SYNONIMS:
crash, sojourn, stay, tarry
RELATED WORDS:
come by, come over, drop by, drop in, run in, step in, stop (by); frequent, hang (around out), haunt; inhabit, occupy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abide, dwell, live, reside
stay (noun)
a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else
SYNONIMS:
brace, buttress, mount, mounting, prop, reinforcement, shore, spur, stay, underpinning
RELATED WORDS:
shoring; column, pedestal, pilaster, pillar; arch, bolster, bracket, cantilever, girder; bearing; crutch, peg, post, stake, stanchion, stand, stilt, strut, truss; base, foundation, frame
stay (verb)
to hold up or serve as a foundation for
SYNONIMS:
bear, bolster, brace, buttress, carry, prop (up), shore (up), stay, sustain, undergird, underpin, uphold
RELATED WORDS:
steady, truss, underlie
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