Dictionary Results for stay

1. stay - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity

2. stay - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): arrest, check, halt, hitch, stop, stoppage

Hypernym(s): inaction, inactivity, inactiveness

3. stay - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

4. stay - noun

· a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)

Hypernym(s): strip, slip

5. stay - noun

· (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar

Hypernym(s): brace, bracing

6. stay - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): remain, rest

Hypernym(s): be

Antonym(s): change

7. stay - verb

· 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!"

Synonym(s): stick, stick_around, stay_put

Hypernym(s): stay_in_place

Antonym(s): move

8. stay - verb

· dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

Synonym(s): bide, abide

Hypernym(s): stay, stay_on, continue, remain

9. stay - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): stay_on, continue, remain

Hypernym(s): be

10. stay - verb

· remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"

Antonym(s): depart

11. stay - verb

· stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"

Synonym(s): detain, delay

Hypernym(s): check, retard, delay

12. stay - verb

· stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Synonym(s): persist, remain

13. stay - verb

· hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"

Synonym(s): last_out, ride_out, outride

14. stay - verb

· stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"

Hypernym(s): stop, halt, block, kibosh

15. stay - verb

· fasten with stays

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure

16. stay - verb

· overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"

Synonym(s): quell, appease

Hypernym(s): fit, conform_to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil

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