Synonyms of stay in English:

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  • 1 the man told her to stay where she was
    wait, wait around, linger, stick, continue, be left, hold on, hang on, lodge, rest, delay, pause, stop
    British informal hang about
    archaic bide, tarry
    [Antonyms] leave
  • 2 we can't stay hidden any longer
    continue to be, remain, keep, continue, persist in being, carry on being, go on being, rest
  • 3 the girls have come to stay with us
    spend some time, put up, stop, stop off, stop over, break one's journey;
    lodge, room, board, have rooms, be housed, be accommodated, be quartered, be billeted;
    take up residence, take a room, settle;
    North American  vacation
    North American informal vacay
    formal sojourn
    archaic bide, abide
  • 4 legal proceedings in such cases would be either stayed or dropped completely
    North American  put over, table, lay on the table, take a rain check on;
    North American Law  continue
    informal put on ice, put on the back burner, put in cold storage
    rare remit, respite
    [Antonyms] advance
  • 5 literary he tries to stay the progress of barbarism
    delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, set back, keep back, hold up, postpone, put back, detain, decelerate, put a brake on, retard;
    British informal throw a spanner in the works of
    North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
    rare trammel, cumber
    [Antonyms] promote
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  • 1 a brief stay at a hotel
    visit, stop, stop-off, stopover, break, holiday, rest;
    North American  vacation
    formal sojourn
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    stay 2


  • the mast was raised and the stays rigged
    strut, wire, brace, tether, prop, beam, rod, support, truss, buttress, pier, shaft, shore, stanchion, stake, stick, spike, post;
    Nautical  shroud
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  • her masts were stayed with lengths of telephone wire
    brace, tether, strut, wire, prop, support, truss, buttress, shore up, stake, stick
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