a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
continuing or remaining in a place or state
hang on during a trial of endurance
stop a judicial process
continue in a place, position, or situation
stay put (in a certain place)
overcome or allay
fasten with stays
To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. see illust. of ship.
To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
To cause to cease; to put an end to.
To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
To continue in a state.
To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
To change tack; as a ship.
That which serves as a prop; a support.
A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
Hindrance; let; check.
Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.