\stˈe͡ɪ], \stˈeɪ], \s_t_ˈeɪ]\
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- WordNet 3.0
By Princeton University
- English Dictionary Database
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
- New Age Dictionary Database
By Oddity Software
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 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 rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
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.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
- A practical medical dictionary.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
- The american dictionary of the english language.
By Daniel Lyons
- The Clarendon dictionary
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
- The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
By James Champlin Fernald
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
- The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language