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Plural for the stopping of a process or activity
“Call your house and tell them you're staying at a friend's house because you don't want to drive home and stay the night with me.”
Plural for a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings
“I conclude that the trial judge erred in granting a stay of proceedings to each of the defendants.”
Plural for a large rope, wire, or rod used to support a ship's mast, leading from the masthead to another mast or spar or down to another part of the ship
“The mast was raised and the stays rigged.”
Remain in a specified state or position
“Good players manage to stay in a positive energy sector, no matter how the game's standing is.”
To reside as a temporary guest
“We're going to stay overnight at a hotel here.”
Hold in abeyance
“The Rhode Island court will have to consider whether in the exercise of its own jurisdiction it should stay the proceedings before it.”
To hold up or serve as a foundation for
“Her masts were stayed with lengths of telephone wire.”
“We can't stay hidden any longer.”
“He tries to stay the progress of barbarism.”
A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust
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