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Synonyms for stay

Synonyms for (noun) stay

Synonyms: stay Definition: continuing or remaining in a place or state Usage: they had a nice stay in Paris; a lengthy hospital stay; a four-month stay in bankruptcy court

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act Definition: something that people do or cause to happen

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

Similar words: brace, bracing Definition: a structural member used to stiffen a framework

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

Similar words: strip, slip Definition: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Synonyms: stay Definition: a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted Usage: the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court

Similar words: decree, edict, rescript, order, fiat Definition: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) Usage: a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

Synonyms: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption Usage: 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

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity Definition: the state of being inactive

Synonyms for (verb) stay

Synonyms: remain, rest, stay Definition: stay the same; remain in a certain state Usage: 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

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms: stay, delay, detain Definition: stop or halt Usage: Please stay the bloodshed!

Similar words: delay, retard, check Definition: slow the growth or development of Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Synonyms: quell, appease, stay Definition: overcome or allay Usage: quell my hunger

Similar words: satisfy, fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet Definition: fill or meet a want or need

Synonyms: stay Definition: fasten with stays

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure Definition: cause to be firmly attached Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms: stick, stick around, stay, stay put Definition: stay put (in a certain place) Usage: We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati; Stay put in the corner here!; Stick around and you will learn something!

Similar words: stay in place Definition: be stationary

Synonyms: stay Definition: stop a judicial process Usage: The judge stayed the execution order

Similar words: block, stop, halt, kibosh Definition: stop from happening or developing Usage: Block his election; Halt the process

Synonyms: stay, abide, bide Definition: dwell Usage: You can stay with me while you are in town; stay a bit longer--the day is still young

Similar words: remain, stay, stay on, continue Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation Usage: 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: remain, stay, stay on, continue Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation Usage: 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

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer