Synonyms of stay in English:



  • 1 the man told her to stay where she was
    remain (behind), stay behind, stay put; 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
    visit; spend some time, put up, stop, stop off, stop over, break one's journey; holiday; lodge, room, board, have rooms, be housed, be accommodated, be quartered, be billeted; take up residence, take a room, settle; North Americanvacation
    North American informal vacay
    formal sojourn
    archaic bide, abide
  • 4 legal proceedings in such cases would be either stayed or dropped completely
    postpone, put off, delay, defer, put back, hold over/off, carry over, reschedule, do later, shelve, stand over, pigeonhole, put/hold in abeyance, mothball; adjourn, suspend, prorogue; put off the evil day/hour; North Americanput over, table, lay on the table, take a rain check on; North American Lawcontinue
    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; hinder, hamper, obstruct, inhibit, impede, handicap, hamstring, curb, check, restrain, restrict, arrest, interfere with, interrupt, encumber, clog
    British informal throw a spanner in the works of
    North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
    [Antonyms] promote
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  • 1 a brief stay at a hotel
    visit, stop, stop-off, stopover, break, holiday, rest; North Americanvacation
    formal sojourn
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    Synonyms of stay in English:



  • 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; Nauticalshroud
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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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