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Definition of Stay

Stay

  1. A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship.
  2. To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
  3. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
  4. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
  5. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
  6. To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
  7. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
  8. To cause to cease; to put an end to.
  9. To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
  10. To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
  11. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
  12. To continue in a state.
  13. To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
  14. To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
  15. To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
  16. To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
  17. To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
  18. To change tack; as a ship.
  19. That which serves as a prop; a support.
  20. A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
  21. Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
  22. Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
  23. Hindrance; let; check.
  24. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
  25. Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.
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Stay Translations

stay in Afrikaans is bly, verblyf
stay in Danish is forblive, ophold
stay in Dutch is logeren
stay in German is bleiben/aufhalten, Aufenthalt {m}, bleiben
stay in Italian is soggiorno
stay in Latin is commoror, remaneo, maneo, remaneo
stay in Portuguese is ficar, estada
stay in Spanish is estacionamiento, quedarse
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