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Synonyms for stay
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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. staynoun

    Synonyms:
    abode, continuance, sojourn, support, prop

  2. stayverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. staynoun

    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, stoppagenoun

    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. staynoun

    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. staynoun

    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. stayverb

    (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, restverb

    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 putverb

    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, stayverb

    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, remainverb

    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. stayverb

    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, delayverb

    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, stayverb

    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, outrideverb

    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. stayverb

    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. stayverb

    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, appeaseverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stayverb

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

  2. stayverb

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

  3. stayverb

    Synonyms:
    wait, attend, delay, linger

  4. stayverb

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

  5. stayverb

    Synonyms:
    delay, obstruct, hinder

  6. stayverb

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

  7. staynoun

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

  8. staynoun

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

  9. staynoun

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

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How to use stay in a sentence?

  1. Mr vybs live:

    In Uganda, the stay safe slogan is nolonger for covid 19 but for the kidnappers. Anytime bakutwala.

  2. Derek Andersen:

    At the onset of widespread shelter in place orders, as people sought to stay connected and entertained from home, we observed an increase in daily active users that informed our initial estimate, this initial lift dissipated faster than we anticipated as shelter in place conditions persisted.

  3. Virgin Galactic:

    The Boeing 747 has a very special place in my heart: we began service on my first airline, Virgin Atlantic, with just one leased 747, i never imagined that today one of our 747s would get a second chance and help open access to space. I’m absolutely thrilled that Cosmic Girl can stay in the Virgin family — and truly live up to her name!

  4. Witawat Siriprachai:

    I told them to stay as quiet as possible and mute their phones, to send their locations and phone numbers.

  5. Sam Elliott:

    When I was looking for an agent, I went and met with this guy, they had a portfolio full of photographs and he was thumbing through these photographs and he closed the book and slid the book back over to me and said,' If I was Sam Elliott, I'd go back to Portland, Oregon and if Sam Elliott're going to stay in this town, Sam Elliott should take some voice and diction lessons and learn how to talk and get rid of that dialect.'.


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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