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Synonyms for stay
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stay(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    arrest, hitch, check, halt, stop, stoppage

    Antonyms:
    depart, take leave, change, move, quit

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, enlistment, limp, full stop, stoppage, apprehension, hindrance, halt, impediment, chip, tab, interference, handicap, arrest, 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, stop, 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, check

    Antonyms:
    move, take leave, change, quit, depart

  3. stay(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    arrest, hitch, check, halt, stop, stoppage

    Antonyms:
    change, quit, take leave, move, depart

  4. stay(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    arrest, hitch, check, halt, stop, stoppage

    Antonyms:
    move, take leave, depart, change, quit

  5. stay(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    arrest, hitch, check, halt, stop, stoppage

    Antonyms:
    take leave, depart, move, change, quit

  6. 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"

    Synonyms:
    breathe, quell, delay, bide, stick, pillow, repose, last out, perch, ride out, persist, catch one's breath, rest, appease, lie, remain, take a breather, reside, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain, roost

    Antonyms:
    change, depart, move, quit, take leave

  7. 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!"

    Synonyms:
    stand by, stupefy, stick by, abide, stick, perplex, cleave, bond, get, quell, mystify, appease, cling, bind, cohere, rest, remain, continue, stick around, nonplus, outride, flummox, stay on, dumbfound, vex, last out, baffle, lodge, sting, hold fast, stick about, beat, deposit, amaze, stick to, stay put, bide, gravel, persist, detain, bewilder, wedge, pose, ride out, delay, puzzle, adhere

    Antonyms:
    quit, change, move, take leave, depart

  8. bide, abide, stay(verb)

    dwell

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

    Synonyms:
    put up, bide, stick, stand, suffer, brook, delay, abide, support, ride out, persist, stomach, digest, tolerate, quell, rest, appease, stick out, remain, stick around, endure, stay on, stay put, last out, outride, bear, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    depart, quit, take leave, move, change

  9. 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"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, quell, delay, bide, stick, go on, carry on, keep, cover, last out, ride out, persist, persist in, go forward, rest, appease, bear on, extend, remain, proceed, retain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, uphold, preserve, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    depart, quit, take leave, move, change

  10. stay(verb)

    remain behind

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

    Synonyms:
    quell, delay, bide, stick, last out, ride out, persist, rest, appease, remain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    take leave, change, quit, depart, move

  11. stay, detain, delay(verb)

    stop or halt

    "Please stay the bloodshed!"

    Synonyms:
    quell, delay, bide, stick, last out, confine, hold up, ride out, persist, check, rest, appease, remain, stick around, abide, retard, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    move, quit, take leave, depart, change

  12. persist, remain, stay(verb)

    stay behind

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

    Synonyms:
    hang on, last out, delay, stay on, stick, quell, die hard, hang in, ride out, persist, hold on, rest, appease, prevail, persevere, bide, run, stick around, abide, endure, stay put, remain, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    depart, change, take leave, move, quit

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

    hang on during a trial of endurance

    "ride out the storm"

    Synonyms:
    quell, delay, bide, stick, last out, ride out, persist, rest, appease, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, remain, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    quit, change, take leave, move, depart

  14. stay(verb)

    stop a judicial process

    "The judge stayed the execution order"

    Synonyms:
    quell, delay, bide, stick, last out, ride out, persist, rest, appease, remain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    take leave, move, depart, quit, change

  15. stay(verb)

    fasten with stays

    Synonyms:
    quell, delay, bide, stick, last out, ride out, persist, rest, appease, remain, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    depart, change, quit, take leave, move

  16. quell, stay, appease(verb)

    overcome or allay

    "quell my hunger"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, last out, delay, bide, stick, squelch, lenify, placate, quell, gentle, abide, ride out, gruntle, persist, mollify, rest, appease, pacify, assuage, stick around, propitiate, stay on, stay put, quench, remain, outride, continue, detain

    Antonyms:
    move, change, quit, take leave, depart

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stay

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stay(n)

    Synonyms:
    abode, continuance, sojourn, support, prop

  2. stay(v)

    Synonyms:
    hold, stop, restrain, withhold, arrest, hinder, delay, obstruct, support, rest, repose, remain, continue, dwell, await, halt, abide, wait, tarry, confide, trust, lean

    Antonyms:
    loose, liberate, send, expedite, speed, free, accelerate, hasten, oppress, depress, burden, fail, fall, proceed, move, depart, overthrow, mistrust

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stay(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    sojourn, tarry, abide, dwell, lodge, rest, take up one's quarters, pitch one's tent

  2. stay(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    remain, continue, stop, be fixed, stand still

  3. stay(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    wait, attend, delay, linger

  4. stay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, restrain, check, hold, withhold, curb, keep in, rein in

  5. stay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delay, obstruct, hinder

  6. stay(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, shore up

  7. stay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sojourn, delay, halt, rest, repose, stop

  8. stay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hinderance, obstruction, interruption, obstacle, impediment, check, bar, restraint, curb, stumbling block

  9. stay(n.)

    Synonyms:
    support, prop, staff, dependence, supporter, buttress

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stay(n)

    Synonyms:
    sojourn, abidance, stop, dependence, support, upholder, impediment, hindrance, obstruction, restraint

  2. stay(v)

    Synonyms:
    sojourn, tarry, lodge, remain, continue, abide, support, prop, buttress, brace, uphold, strengthen, delay, obstruct, hinder, restrain, appease, withhold, forbear, withstand, impede, retard

How to pronounce stay?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say stay in sign language?

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How to use stay in a sentence?

  1. Rahul Kapoor:

    With seasonal demand support and tanker supply deficit still pronounced, we expect (fourth-quarter) tanker freight rates to stay elevated and end the year on a high note.

  2. Kansai Electric:

    It is very regrettable that the petition for stay of execution was not approved.

  3. The Japanese player:

    I've never done well in Indian Wells but I'm becoming better feeling, so should be good this year, i'm not the biggest server on the tour, so I try to mix it up, try not to panic, stay relaxed and focused.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Obama in 2008 ran a campaign which is really going to stay in the history books. It was an unbelievable campaign. In places they ran out of ballots, as I understand, the turnout was so extraordinary, nobody expected it. Do I think in this campaign that we are going to match that? I would love to see us do that, I hope we can.

  5. Elana Benatar:

    They are being the helpers right now, part of how we help each other right now is to stay home.


Translations for stay

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  • مكث, بقيArabic
  • заставацца, застаццаBelarusian
  • chom, ampellatBreton
  • quedar-se, restarCatalan, Valencian
  • pobyt, odložit, odklad, zůstat, odložení, odročeníCzech
  • BlivDanish
  • aussetzen, aufschieben, bleiben, aufhalten, vertagenGerman
  • μένω, αναβάλλωGreek
  • stajo, restado, resti, prokrastiEsperanto
  • quedarse, permanecer, mantenerse, pasar la noche, estadía, quedar, hospedarseSpanish
  • jääma, viivitus, viivitama, viibimaEstonian
  • ماندنPersian
  • vahvike, oleskelu, este, harus, tuki, lykätä, pysyvyys, viipyä, jäädä, pysähdys, lykkäys, pysyä, maltti, staagi, naulaFinnish
  • rester, séjourFrench
  • fanIrish
  • permanecer, quedar, ficarGalician
  • נשארHebrew
  • ठहरना, रहनाHindi
  • tartózkodik, maradHungarian
  • մնալArmenian
  • tinggalIndonesian
  • vera, halda, dveljaIcelandic
  • restare, rimandare, stare, permanenza, rimanereItalian
  • とまる, 残る, とどまる, 留まるJapanese
  • ಉಳಿಯಿರಿKannada
  • 머무르다Korean
  • sto, teneo, maneoLatin
  • likti, pasiliktiLithuanian
  • pūrengi, pūwhenuaMāori
  • stag, uitstel, blijven, uitstellen, verblijven, verblijfDutch
  • stag, bli, forbliNorwegian
  • zatrzymać się, zostać, zatrzymywać się, pobyt, zostawaćPolish
  • estadia, suspensão, manter, permanecer, ficar, estada, adiar, continuarPortuguese
  • sta, rămâne, amâna, întârzia, [[rămâne]], [[dăinui]], zăboviRomanian
  • остаться, отсрочка, оставаться, пребываниеRussian
  • òstati, о̀статиSerbo-Croatian
  • stanna, stag, vistelse, vistas, hålla sigSwedish
  • คงอยู่, พักอยู่Thai
  • затримуватися, залишитисяUkrainian
  • رہناUrdu
  • lưu lại, ở lạiVietnamese
  • Chinese

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