- remain in the same place；delay leaving so as to join in (an activity)
- a period of staying somewhere, in particular of living somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest；a curb or check
verb: stay, 3rd person present: stays, gerund or present participle: staying, past tense: stayed, past participle: stayed
noun: stay, plural noun: stays
- 1. remain in the same place you stay here and I'll be back soon Jenny decided to stay at home with their young child
- ▪ delay leaving so as to join in (an activity) why not stay to lunch?
- 2. remain in a specified state or position her ability to stay calm tactics used to stay in power 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. (of a person) live somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest the girls had gone to stay with friends Minton invited him to stay the night
- ▪ Scottish, South African live permanently where do you stay?
- 4. stop, delay, or prevent (something), in particular suspend or postpone (judicial proceedings) or refrain from pressing (charges) there are some cases the Crown feels so serious they don't want to stay the charges 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ assuage (hunger) for a short time I grabbed something to stay the pangs of hunger
- ▪ literary curb; check he tries to stay the destructive course of barbarism
- ▪ archaic wait a moment in order to allow someone time to think or speak stay, stand apart, I know not which is which
- 5. literary support or prop up it did not matter to you whether the building was stayed up or not?
- 1. a period of staying somewhere, in particular of living somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest an overnight stay at a luxury hotel 同義詞
- 2. literary a curb or check there is likely to be a good public library as a stay against boredom
- ▪ a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings a stay of prosecution 同義詞
- 3. a device used as a brace or support.
- ▪ historical a corset made of two pieces laced together and stiffened by strips of whalebone.
- 4. archaic power of endurance some men are always great at beginnings; but they have no stay in them