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to stay (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To remain in a particular place.
- We stayed in Hawaii for a week.
- I can only stay for an hour.
- (intransitive) To continue to have a particular quality.
- Wear gloves so your hands stay warm.
- (transitive) To postpone.
- The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
- to outstay
To remain in a particular place
To continue to have a particular quality
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- Aromanian: armînu
- Ido: restar
- Irish: fan
- Italian: stare
- Old English: wunian, ābīdan (1)
- Romanian: rămâne, rămânea
- Scottish Gaelic: fuirich
- Spanish: estar domiciliado (1)
- Swedish: förbli; förbliva (archaic)
- A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
- The governor granted a stay of execution.
- A rope or wire supporting or stabilizing a platform, such as a bridge, a pole, such as a tentpole or a mast, or other structural element.
- The engineer insisted on using stays for the scaffolding.
- A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
- Where are the stays for my collar?
- A period of time spent in a place.
- I hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.
holiday or temporary residence
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