Definition of stayer in English:


Syllabification: stay·er
Pronunciation: /ˈstāər


  • 1A tenacious person or thing, especially a horse able to hold out to the end of a race.
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    • The multiple Champion sire is well known for his stayers and middle-distance horses but he has also helped to produce top class milers such as Refuse To Bend, Barathea and King Of Kings.
    • After three muddling performances in maiden races in May, I thought he might just possibly get there in the final furlong of a stayers ' race.
    • ‘Mr Dinos is a jolly nice horse, and I've got quite a few decent stayers in my stable,’ Cole said.
  • 2A person who lives somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest.
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    • Life sure is going to change for the stayers when they realise that all the ordinary people in drudgery jobs will have bailed out.
    • All but a few stayers were in their swags when a contingent of young people from Oodna arrived, hoping to join a party.
    • They're geared up for large groups (something like ten to a room) and long stayers working their way around, but they offer what we're after too for less than 50 a night.

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