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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -stay-, *stay*
English-Thai: Longdo Dictionary
Stay tuned!(vi) เป็นภาษาพูด แปลว่า ติดตามต่อไป (ส่วนใหญ่ใช้ตามวิทยุหรือทีวี) เช่น Stay tuned for more details! Stay tuned to the brand new watch!

English-Thai: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
stay[VI] พักอยู่, See also: อาศัยอยู่, ค้างอยู่, ยังอยู่, Syn. linger, sojourn
stay at[PHRV] อยู่ด้านหลังของ (สถานที่), Syn. remain at, stop at
stay by[PHRV] อยู่ใกล้กับ, See also: ยังอยู่ข้าง, อยู่เคียงข้าง, Syn. cling onto, cling to, keep by, stick to
stay in[PHRV] ยังอยู่ใน (ตำแหน่ง), Syn. stop in
stay in[PHRV] ยังอยู่ภายใน, See also: อยู่ด้านใน, Syn. keep in
stay in[PHRV] (ไฟ) ยังติดอยู่, See also: (ไฟ) ยังเผาไหม้อยู่, Syn. keep in
stay in[PHRV] ยังประท้วงต่อ, See also: ยังคัดค้านต่อ
stay in[PHRV] ยังอยู่ใน (สถานที่), Syn. be in, keep in, remain in, stick in, stop in
stay in[PHRV] อยู่ใน (สภาพ), Syn. get into
stay on[PHRV] ยังอยู่บน, Syn. stick on, stop on

English-Thai: HOPE Dictionary [with local updates]
stay(สเท) vi. อยู่,พักอยู่,คงอยู่,ยืนหยัด. vt. หยุด,ยั้ง,ควบคุม,สกัด,หน่วงเหนี่ยว,คอย,สนับสนุน n. การอยู่,การพักอยู่,การหยุดอยู่,การค้างอยู่,การเลื่อนการพิจารณา,สิ่งค้ำ,เครื่องค้ำ,สิ่งยึด,เครื่องรัดหน้าท้องหญิง,เชือกโยง,เสื้อในรัดรูป,แกงแนง, stays เครื่องวัดลำตัวผู้หญิง
stayer(สเท'เออะ) n. ผู้อยู่,ผู้ค้าง,ผู้ยืนหยัด,ผู้ค้ำจุน,ผู้สนับสนุน,ผู้มีความอดทน,สัตว์ที่มีความทรหดอดทน,สิ่งที่ยับยั้ง
forestay(ฟอร์'สเท) n. เชือกสายระโยงจากกระโดงหน้าไปยังหัวเรือ
jackstayn. ไม้ค้ำ,ราวค้ำ,เสาค้ำ,เชือกค้ำ
mainstay(เมน'สเท) n. บุคคลหรือสิ่งที่เป็นหัวเรี่ยวหัวแรง,เชือกโยงหรือแกนแนวของmainmast (ดู) ,หลักสำคัญ
overstay(โอ'เวอะสเท) vt. อยู่นานเกินไป,อยู่เลยเวลา
terminate-and-stay-resideterminate-and-stay-resident program โปรแกรมค้างในหน่วยความจำใช้ตัวย่อว่า TSR (อ่านว่า ทีเอสอาร์) หมายถึง โปรแกรมชนิดพิเศษที่จะอยู่ใน RAM เสมอ สามารถเรียกหาได้โดยการกดแป้นคำสั่งที่กำหนดไว้เป็นพิเศษ การเรียกโปรแกรมประเภทนี้ จะเรียกได้ตลอดเวลา ไม่ว่าจะกำลังทำโปรแกรมอะไรอยู่ อย่างไรก็ตาม ในปัจจุบัน เรามีระบบวินโดว์ ซึ่งทำให้เราเรียกโปรแกรมมาใช้พร้อม ๆ กันหลายโปรแกรมได้อยู่แล้ว โปรแกรมประเภท TSR จึงไม่เป็นที่นิยมอีกต่อไป

English-Thai: Nontri Dictionary
stay(n) การหยุด,การพัก,เครื่องค้ำจุน,การเลื่อนการพิจารณา
stay(vi) หยุดอยู่,พักอยู่,อาศัยอยู่,ยืนหยัด,ทน,ค้างอยู่
stay(vt) ให้ที่พัก,ทำให้หยุด,ระงับ,ยับยั้ง,หน่วงเหนี่ยว,สกัด,คอย
mainstay(n) หัวเรี่ยวหัวแรง,หลักสำคัญ,เชือกทอดจากเสากระโดงใหญ่

อังกฤษ-ไทย: ศัพท์บัญญัติราชบัณฑิตยสถาน [เชื่อมโยงจาก royin.go.th แบบอัตโนมัติและผ่านการปรับแก้]
stayงด, พัก, หยุด, ทุเลา [นิติศาสตร์ ๑๑ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]
stay of executionงดการบังคับคดี, ทุเลาการบังคับคดี [นิติศาสตร์ ๑๑ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]
stay of proceedingsงดกระบวนพิจารณา [นิติศาสตร์ ๑๑ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]
stay of trialงดการพิจารณา [นิติศาสตร์ ๑๑ มี.ค. ๒๕๔๕]

English-Thai: Longdo Dictionary (UNAPPROVED version -- use with care )
stay on (vt ) อยู่ในสถานที่เดิม, อยู่ในตำแหน่งเดิม, อยู่ในสถานการณ์เหมือนเดิม
stay tuned (vi ) ติดตามต่อไป
See also: S. follow up,
staying[สเท'ยิง] (vi vt ) อยู่ พักอยู่ คงอยู่

ตัวอย่างประโยค (EN,TH,DE,JA,CN) จาก Open Subtitles
- Stay.-อยู่เถอะ The Fourth Man in the Fire (2008)
Stay...อยู่... The Empire Strikes Jack (2010)
Maybe you know where I can stay.บางทีคุณอาจจะรู้ว่าฉันสามารถ อยู่ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Then maybe they'll let me stay.จากนั้นพวกเขาอาจจะให้ฉันอยู่ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
And if you let me stay, I'll keep house for you.และถ้าคุณให้ฉันอยู่ ฉันจะเก็บบ้านสำหรับคุณ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
She stays!เธออยู่! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
I can't make it alone. You'll have to stay with me.ฉันบินคนเดียวไม่ไหว นายต้องไปกับฉัน The Great Dictator (1940)
You men, stay right here.พวกผู้ชาย อยู่ที่นี่ The Great Dictator (1940)
But I'd like to know how long he's going to stay here.แต่ฉันมีวิธี เขาจะอยู่ที่นี่ The Great Dictator (1940)
Stay here until they've made up their minds.อยู่นี่แหละ จนกว่ามันจะจอด The Great Dictator (1940)
And they'll stay until you sign.และพวกเขาจะไม่ไปไหนถ้าคุณไม่ลงนาม The Great Dictator (1940)
- I'm home to stay!ฉันกลับบ้านไป อยู่! Pinocchio (1940)

ตัวอย่างประโยคจาก Tanaka JP-EN Corpus
stayKentaro is staying with his friend Kyoto.
stayYes, but you do not have to stay to the end.
stayYou must not stay up late, or you will hurt your health.
stayThe committee stayed up late last night trying to work out measures that would please everyone.
stayI stayed there for three days.
stayYou should stay in bed for three or four days.
stayWe stayed in Hawaii over Christmas.
stayIt's all the same to me whether you go or stay.
stayHow much longer will I have to stay in the hospital?
stayI had a good time while I stayed in the country.
stayIf it rain tomorrow, I will stay at home.
stayThis table is shaky. Make it stay firm.

Thai-English: NECTEC's Lexitron-2 Dictionary [with local updates]
ปิดเงียบ[V] keep mum about, See also: stay quiet about, Ant. แพร่งพราย, Example: ทุกคนที่อยู่ในเหตุการณ์ต่างปิดเงียบ ไม่มีใครให้ข้อมูลกับนักข่าวเลย, Thai definition: ไม่แพร่งพรายให้ใครรู้เลย
อยู่ห่างๆ[V] stay away, Syn. อยู่ไกลๆ, ออกห่าง, Example: เธอควรอยู่ห่างๆ พวกนี้ไว้จะดีกว่า ไม่อย่างนั้นเธออาจเดือดร้อน, Thai definition: ไม่เข้าไปใกล้ชิดเกี่ยวข้องด้วย
แรม[V] stay the night, See also: stay overnight, Syn. ค้าง, นอนค้างอ้างแรม, Example: ข้าพเจ้าได้ไปเที่ยวถึงกับค้างอ้างแรมกับท่าน ก็ตอนที่บ้านท่านพากันไปเที่ยวน้ำตกเอราวัณ
เรียว[N] stay ropes for sail, Count unit: สาย, Thai definition: สายสำหรับรั้งใบเรือ, Notes: (จีน)
สายระโยง[N] stay, Syn. สายระยาง, Thai definition: สายเชือกหรือลวดที่รั้งเสากระโดงเรือเป็นต้น
ค้าง[V] stay, See also: lodge, stay overnight, spend the night, lodge for a night, pass the night, put up for the, Syn. ค้างคืน, ค้างแรม, พักแรม, Example: นักกรีฑาทุกคนต้องค้างที่สโมสรเวลาเข้าค่ายเก็บตัว
ค้างคืน[V] stay overnight, See also: spend the nigh, lodge for a night, pass the night, put up for the night, Syn. ค้าง, พักแรม, พักอาศัย, อาศัยอยู่, พักอยู่, ค้างแรม, Example: คนเดินทางจากกรุงเทพฯ จะมาหัวหินตอนนั้นต้องนอนค้างคืนที่ราชบุรีคืนหนึ่ง
ค้างแรม[V] stay overnight, See also: spend the night lodge for a night, pass the night, put up for the night, Syn. พักแรม
พักแรม[V] stay, See also: lodge, stay overnight, spend the night, lodge for a night, pass the night, put up for the, Syn. ค้างคืน, ค้างแรม, ค้าง, Example: ทหารไทยได้ติดตามหน่วยลาดตะเวนทางอากาศและไปพักแรมกับหน่วยทหารอเมริกันที่อยู่ลึกเข้าไปในเขตแดนของเวียดกง
หลง[V] remain, See also: stay behind, be left, linger, Syn. หลงเหลือ, Example: ควันยังหลงอยู่ในห้องและมีกลิ่นไหม้เล็กน้อย, Thai definition: เหลืออยู่, ตกค้างอยู่

Thai-English-French: Volubilis Dictionary 1.0
อาศัย [v.] (āsai) EN: dwell ; inhabit ; live ; lodge ; reside ; settle ; rest ; abide ; stay   FR: habiter ; vivre ; résider ; loger ; gîter
อาศัยอยู่[v. exp.] (āsai yū) EN: reside ; stay at ; stay in ; stay overnight   FR: loger ; demeurer
จำพรรษา[v.] (jamphansā) EN: stay in a Buddhist monastery during the Buddhist Lent ; stay in the Buddhist temple during the rainy season   FR: faire une retraite dans un temple bouddhique pendant la saison des pluies
จำศีล[v.] (jamsīn) EN: stay in a monastery to observe the Buddhist precepts   FR: observer les préceptes bouddhiques dans un temple
แกนนำ[n.] (kaēnnam) EN: mainstay ; backbone   FR: pilier [m]
ค้าง[v.] (khāng) EN: stay ; lodge ; stay overnight ; spend the night ; lodge for a night ; pass the night ; put up for the night   FR: loger ; passer la nuit
ค้างคืน[v.] (khāngkheūn) EN: stay overnight ; spend the nigh ; lodge for a night ; pass the night ; put up for the night   FR: passer la nuit
ค้างแรม[v.] (khāng raēm) EN: stay overnight ; stay the night ; put up for the night ; pass the night   FR: passer la nuit
คงอยู่[v.] (khongyū) EN: remain ; stay   
ก้นหนัก[n.] (konnak) EN: tiresome talker ; tiresome drinker ; one who overstays   

CMU English Pronouncing Dictionary
STAY    S T EY1
STAYS    S T EY1 Z
STAYED    S T EY1 D
STAYER    S T EY1 ER0
STAYING    S T EY1 IH0 NG
STAYNER    S T EY1 N ER0
STAYTON    S T EY1 T AH0 N
STAYOVER    S T EY1 OW2 V ER0
STAYOVERS    S T EY1 OW2 V ER0 Z

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (pronunciation guide only)
stay    (v) (s t ei1)
stays    (v) (s t ei1 z)
stayed    (v) (s t ei1 d)
stayer    (n) (s t ei1 @ r)
stayers    (n) (s t ei1 @ z)
staying    (v) (s t ei1 i ng)
stay-at-home    (n) -- (s t ei1 - @ t - h ou m)
stay-at-homes    (n) -- (s t ei1 - @ t - h ou m z)

German-English: TU-Chemnitz DING Dictionary
Auslandsaufenthalt {m}stay abroad [Add to Longdo]
Stubenhocker {m}stay at home [Add to Longdo]
Vollstreckungsschutz {m}stay of execution [Add to Longdo]
Vollstreckungsaufschub {m}stay of execution [Add to Longdo]

Japanese-English: EDICT Dictionary
いらっしゃい(P);いらしゃい(ik)[, irasshai (P); irashai (ik)] (int,n) (1) (hon) (See いらっしゃる) (used as a polite imperative) come; go; stay; (2) (See いらっしゃいませ) welcome!; (P) [Add to Longdo]
お出で;御出で[おいで, oide] (n) (1) (uk) (See お出でになる) coming; going; being (somewhere); (exp) (2) (col) (abbr) come (used as an imperative, usu. to children and one's inferiors); go; stay [Add to Longdo]
お出でなさい;御出でなさい[おいでなさい, oidenasai] (exp) (1) (uk) (hon) (used as a polite imperative) (See 御出でなさる・1) come; go; stay; (2) (See いらっしゃい・2) welcome! [Add to Longdo]
オール[, o-ru] (n) (1) oar; (2) (See オールA) all; (3) (sl) staying up all night long; (P) [Add to Longdo]
ショートステイ[, sho-tosutei] (n) short stay; temporary care; (P) [Add to Longdo]
ステー[, sute-] (n) stay [Add to Longdo]
ステイ[, sutei] (n,vs) stay [Add to Longdo]
ステイオンタブ[, suteiontabu] (n) stayon tab [Add to Longdo]
ステイヤー[, suteiya-] (n) stayer [Add to Longdo]
ファームステイ[, fa-musutei] (n) farm stay [Add to Longdo]

Chinese-English: CC-CEDICT Dictionary
停留[tíng liú, ㄊㄧㄥˊ ㄌㄧㄡˊ, ] stay somewhere temporarily; stop over [Add to Longdo]
[dāi, ㄉㄞ, ] stay; delay [Add to Longdo]
昏迷不醒[hūn mí bù xǐng, ㄏㄨㄣ ㄇㄧˊ ㄅㄨˋ ㄒㄧㄥˇ, ] stay unconcious [Add to Longdo]
栖身[qī shēn, ㄑㄧ ㄕㄣ, / ] stay at; live in (temporarily) [Add to Longdo]
熬夜[áo yè, ㄠˊ ㄧㄝˋ, ] stay up late or all night [Add to Longdo]
[dāi, ㄉㄞ, / ] stay; stupid [Add to Longdo]
缓刑[huǎn xíng, ㄏㄨㄢˇ ㄒㄧㄥˊ, / ] stay of execution [Add to Longdo]
逗留[dòu liú, ㄉㄡˋ ㄌㄧㄡˊ, ] stay at; stopover at [Add to Longdo]
避实就虚[bì shí jiù xū, ㄅㄧˋ ㄕˊ ㄐㄧㄡˋ ㄒㄩ, / ] stay clear of the enemy's main force and; strike at his weak points [Add to Longdo]

Japanese-English: COMPDICT Dictionary
常駐終了型プログラム[じょうちゅうしゅうりょうけいプログラム, jouchuushuuryoukei puroguramu] terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program [Add to Longdo]

Result from Foreign Dictionaries (5 entries found)

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Stay \Stay\ (st[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stayed} (st[=a]d) or
     {Staid} (st[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staying}.] [OF. estayer,
     F. ['e]tayer to prop, fr. OF. estai, F. ['e]tai, a prop,
     probably fr. OD. stade, staeye, a prop, akin to E. stead; or
     cf. stay a rope to support a mast. Cf. {Staid}, a., {Stay},
     v. i.]
     1. To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to
        hold up; to support.
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              Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the
              one side, and the other on the other side. --Ex.
                                                    xvii. 12.
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              Sallows and reeds . . . for vineyards useful found
              To stay thy vines.                    --Dryden.
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     2. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to
        satisfy in part or for the time.
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              He has devoured a whole loaf of bread and butter,
              and it has not staid his stomach for a minute. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     3. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist
        successfully.
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              She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
              Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes. --Shak.
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     4. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to
        stop; to hold.
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              Him backward overthrew and down him stayed
              With their rude hands and grisly grapplement.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              All that may stay their minds from thinking that
              true which they heartily wish were false. --Hooker.
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     5. To hinder; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
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              Your ships are stayed at Venice.      --Shak.
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              This business staid me in London almost a week.
                                                    --Evelyn.
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              I was willing to stay my reader on an argument that
              appeared to me new.                   --Locke.
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     6. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for. "I stay dinner
        there." --Shak.
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     7. To cause to cease; to put an end to.
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              Stay your strife.                     --Shak.
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              For flattering planets seemed to say
              This child should ills of ages stay.  --Emerson.
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     8. (Engin.) To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a
        flat sheet in a steam boiler.
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     9. (Naut.) To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of
        the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
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     {To stay a mast} (Naut.), to incline it forward or aft, or to
        one side, by the stays and backstays.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Stay \Stay\ (st[=a]), n. [AS. staeg, akin to D., G., Icel., Sw.,
     & Dan. stag; cf. OF. estai, F. ['e]tai, of Teutonic origin.]
     (Naut.)
     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}.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     {In stays}, or {Hove in stays} (Naut.), in the act or
        situation of staying, or going about from one tack to
        another. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
  
     {Stay holes} (Naut.), openings in the edge of a staysail
        through which the hanks pass which join it to the stay.
  
     {Stay tackle} (Naut.), a tackle attached to a stay and used
        for hoisting or lowering heavy articles over the side.
  
     {To miss stays} (Naut.), to fail in the attempt to go about.
        --Totten.
  
     {Triatic stay} (Naut.), a rope secured at the ends to the
        heads of the foremast and mainmast with thimbles spliced
        to its bight into which the stay tackles hook.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Stay \Stay\ (st[=a]), v. i. [[root]163. See {Stay} to hold up,
     prop.]
     1. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a
        space of time; to stop; to stand still.
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              She would command the hasty sun to stay. --Spenser.
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              Stay, I command you; stay and hear me first.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              I stay a little longer, as one stays
              To cover up the embers that still burn.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. To continue in a state.
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              The flames augment, and stay
              At their full height, then languish to decay.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
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              I 'll tell thee all my whole device
              When I am in my coach, which stays for us. --Shak.
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              The father can not stay any longer for the fortune.
                                                    --Locke.
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     4. To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
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              I must stay a little on one action.   --Dryden.
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     5. To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
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              I stay here on my bond.               --Shak.
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              Ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and
              perverseness, and stay thereon.       --Isa. xxx.
                                                    12.
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     6. To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm
        stayed. [Archaic]
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              Here my commission stays.             --Shak.
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     7. To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays
        well. [Colloq.]
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     8. (Naut.) To change tack, as a ship.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Stay \Stay\, n. [Cf. OF. estai, F. ['e]tai support, and E. stay
     a rope to support a mast.]
     1. That which serves as a prop; a support. "My only strength
        and stay." --Milton.
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              Trees serve as so many stays for their vines.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Lord Liverpool is the single stay of this ministry.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     2. pl. A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material,
        worn by women, and rarely by men.
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              How the strait stays the slender waist constrain.
                                                    --Gay.
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     3. Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time;
        sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
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              Make haste, and leave thy business and thy care;
              No mortal interest can be worth thy stay. --Dryden.
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              Embrace the hero and his stay implore. --Waller.
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     4. Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
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              Made of sphere metal, never to decay
              Until his revolution was at stay.     --Milton.
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              Affairs of state seemed rather to stand at a stay.
                                                    --Hayward.
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     5. Hindrance; let; check. [Obs.]
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              They were able to read good authors without any
              stay, if the book were not false.     --Robynson
                                                    (More's
                                                    Utopia).
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     6. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness;
        sobriety. [Obs.] "Not grudging that thy lust hath bounds
        and stays." --Herbert.
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              The wisdom, stay, and moderation of the king.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              With prudent stay he long deferred
              The rough contention.                 --Philips.
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     7. (Engin.) Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts
        together, or stiffen them.
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     {Stay bolt} (Mech.), a bolt or short rod, connecting opposite
        plates, so as to prevent them from being bulged out when
        acted upon by a pressure which tends to force them apart,
        as in the leg of a steam boiler.
  
     {Stay busk}, a stiff piece of wood, steel, or whalebone, for
        the front support of a woman's stays. Cf. {Busk}.
  
     {Stay rod}, a rod which acts as a stay, particularly in a
        steam boiler.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  stay
      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},
         {stoppage}]
      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},
         {stay}]
      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},
         {remain}]
      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},
         {stay}]
      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
         order"
      10: fasten with stays
      11: overcome or allay; "quell my hunger" [syn: {quell}, {stay},
          {appease}]

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