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How to say stay


Pronounce Stay as S T AH Y.

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Phonetic transcription for stay

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of stay: | stæj |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of stay: | stæʌ |

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Meanings for stay

to remain in the same position or place


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"

arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage(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"


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"


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


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

stay, remain, rest(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"

stay, stick, stick around, stay put(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!"

bide, abide, stay(verb)


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

stay, stay on, continue, remain(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"


remain behind

"I had to stay at home and watch the children"

stay, detain, delay(verb)

stop or halt

"Please stay the bloodshed!"

persist, remain, stay(verb)

stay behind

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

last out, stay, ride out, outride(verb)

hang on during a trial of endurance

"ride out the storm"


stop a judicial process

"The judge stayed the execution order"


fasten with stays

quell, stay, appease(verb)

overcome or allay

"quell my hunger"

a temporary residing as another's guest

my mother-in-law is coming for a brief stay next week

the stopping of a process or activity

we must work without stay if we are ever to reach our goal of equal rights for everyone

a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else

a free press is one of the principal stays of a democratic society

to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time

let's stay inside this pavilion until it stops raining

to bring (something) to a standstill

stay the trial until this new evidence has been processed

to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something

we'll stay for a while longer and see if anyone shows up

to reside as a temporary guest

let's stay at a quaint inn rather than at some generic motel

to hold up or serve as a foundation for

beams being used to stay the bridge while it is undergoing repairs

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Example Sentences of stay

Stay with me.

Stay behind me.

Can I stay here?

Can I stay over?

I must stay here.

I said stay back!

I said stay back.

I said stay here.

Stay close to me.

Come stay with me.

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Synonyms for stay

arrest hitch check halt stop stoppage verification enlistment limp full stop apprehension hindrance impediment chip tab interference handicap tick check out procedure occlusion confirmation point freeze check mark pinch cheque block tour of duty stop consonant baulk term of enlistment diaphragm checkout taking into custody duty tour hinderance hobble blockage curb chit layover rub occlusive plosive collar plosive speech sound period substantiation hang up tour deterrent encumbrance catch balk stopover plosive consonant preventive incumbrance bank check full point preventative snag assay bridle closure breathe quell delay bide stick pillow repose last out perch ride out persist rest appease lie remain take a breather reside stick around abide stay on stay put outride continue detain roost stand by stupefy stick by perplex cleave bond get mystify cling bind cohere nonplus flummox dumbfound vex baffle lodge sting hold fast stick about beat deposit amaze stick to gravel bewilder wedge pose puzzle adhere put up stand suffer brook support stomach digest tolerate stick out endure bear go along keep on go on carry on keep cover persist in go forward bear on extend proceed retain uphold preserve confine hold up retard hang on die hard hang in hold on prevail persevere run conciliate squelch lenify placate gentle gruntle mollify pacify assuage propitiate quench anticipate await confront dwell expect inhabit live sojourn tarry wait watch abode continuance prop hold restrain withhold hinder obstruct confide trust lean be fixed stand still attend linger keep in rein in sustain shore up obstruction interruption obstacle bar restraint stumbling block staff dependence supporter buttress residence staying remains suspension exposure remainder remnants permanence stays stay subsistence sit stayed maintain suspend bracket soggiorno residency be visit arrestment cease cessation close closedown conclusion cutoff discontinuance discontinuation end ending expiration finish lapse offset shutdown shutoff surcease termination brace mount mounting reinforcement shore spur underpinning hang around bring up draw up fetch up pull up stall still crash bolster carry prop (up) shore (up) undergird underpin

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Stay in different languages

  • مكث, بقيArabic
  • заставацца, застаццаByelorussian
  • chom, ampellatBreton
  • quedar-se restar Catalan
  • pobyt odložit odklad zůstat odložení odročení Czech
  • aussetzen aufschieben bleiben aufhalten vertagen German
  • μένω αναβάλλω Greek
  • stajo restado resti prokrasti Esperanto
  • quedarse permanecer mantenerse pasar la noche estadía quedar hospedarse Spanish
  • jääma viivitus viivitama viibima Estonian
  • ماندن Persian
  • vahvike oleskelu este harus tuki lykätä pysyvyys viipyä jäädä pysähdys lykkäys pysyä maltti staagi naula Finnish
  • rester séjour French
  • fan Irish
  • permanecer, quedar, ficarGalician
  • נשארHebrew
  • ठहरना रहना Hindi
  • tartózkodik marad Hungarian
  • մնալ Armenian
  • vera halda dvelja Icelandic
  • restare rimandare stare permanenza rimanere Italian
  • とまる, 残る, とどまる, 留まるJapanese
  • 머무르다Korean
  • sto teneo maneo Latin
  • likti pasilikti Lithuanian
  • pūrengi, pūwhenuaMaori
  • stag uitstel blijven uitstellen verblijven verblijf Dutch
  • stag bli forbli Norwegian
  • zatrzymać się zostać zatrzymywać się pobyt zostawać Polish
  • estadia suspensão manter permanecer ficar estada adiar continuar Portuguese
  • sta rămâne amâna întârzia rămâne dăinui zăbovi Romanian
  • остаться отсрочка оставаться пребывание Russian
  • òstati, о̀статиSerbo
  • stanna stag vistelse vistas hålla sig Swedish
  • คงอยู่, พักอยู่Thai
  • затримуватися, залишитисяUkrainian
  • رہناUrdu
  • lưu lại ở lại Vietnamese
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