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Meaning of stay

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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"
      2: 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"
         [syn: {arrest}, {check}, {halt}, {hitch}, {stay}, {stop},
      3: 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"
      4: a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a
         garment (e.g. a corset)
      5: (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable
         used as a support for a mast or spar
      v 1: 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" [syn: {stay},
           {remain}, {rest}] [ant: {change}]
      2: 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!" [syn:
         {stay}, {stick}, {stick around}, {stay put}] [ant: {move}]
      3: dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a
         bit longer--the day is still young" [syn: {bide}, {abide},
      4: 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" [syn: {stay}, {stay on}, {continue},
      5: remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
         [ant: {depart}, {quit}, {take leave}]
      6: stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!" [syn: {stay},
         {detain}, {delay}]
      7: stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility
         remained long after they made up" [syn: {persist}, {remain},
      8: hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
         [syn: {last out}, {stay}, {ride out}, {outride}]
      9: stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution
      10: fasten with stays
      11: overcome or allay; "quell my hunger" [syn: {quell}, {stay},

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