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n. 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.
v. i. To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
v. i. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
v. i. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
v. i. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
v. i. To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
v. i. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
v. i. To cause to cease; to put an end to.
v. i. To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
v. i. To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
v. i. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
v. i. To continue in a state.
v. i. To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
v. i. To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
v. i. To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
v. i. To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
v. i. To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
v. i. To change tack; as a ship.
n. That which serves as a prop; a support.
n. A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
n. Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
n. Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
n. Hindrance; let; check.
n. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
n. Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.

Crossword clues for stay

- A prop
- Adjournment
- Common canine command
- Continue
- Mast support wire
- Persist
- Prop
- Put off
- Remain
- Reside
- Sojourn
- Stopover
- Wait around
- Yacht wire

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