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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. Idowu Koyenikan:

    It takes nothing to stay in poverty, but everything to break free from it.

  2. James Dean:

    I’m a serious-minded and intense little devil, terribly gauche and so tense I don’t see how people stay in the same room with me. I know I wouldn’t tolerate myself.

  3. Wenceslaus Billiot:

    We were born and raised over here. So that's why we're gonna stay over here as long as we can.

  4. Garcia Curbelo:

    It is impossible to stay healthy in these conditions, i was afraid of him getting sick ; he was afraid of me getting sick.

  5. Guillem Valle:

    All these movements they do with their hands, they're trying to keep themselves down (on the seafloor), move forward or stay in place.

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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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