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Definition of "stay" []

  • To continue to be in a place or condition: stay home; stay calm. (verb-intransitive)
  • To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger: stayed at a motel. (verb-intransitive)
  • To stop moving; halt. (verb-intransitive)
  • To wait; pause. (verb-intransitive)
  • To endure or persist: stayed with the original plan. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stay" in a sentence
  • "I call the Republican position to stay the course ’stay and pray’………counters ‘cut and run’ pretty well, wouldn’t you say?"
  • "At the same time they were saying “The policy is to stay the course,” the president was saying “The policy has never been ’stay the course.’”"
  • "I was wishing I could just stay and _stay_ in this room. ""