Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stay

5 senses of stay

Sense 1
stay -- (continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court")
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

Sense 2
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage -- (the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat")
       => inaction, inactivity, inactiveness -- (the state of being inactive)

Sense 3
stay -- (a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court")
       => decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript -- (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there")

Sense 4
stay -- (a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset))
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Sense 5
stay -- ((nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar)
       => brace, bracing -- (a structural member used to stiffen a framework)

Antonyms of verb stay

3 of 11 senses of stay

Sense 1
stay, remain, rest -- (stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week")
       Antonym of change (Sense 2)
      => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
stay, stick, stick around, stay put -- (stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!")
       Antonym of move (Sense 4)
      => move -- (change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another")

Sense 5
stay -- (remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children")
       Antonym of depart (Sense 4)
      => depart, take leave, quit -- (go away or leave)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stay

11 senses of stay

Sense 1
stay, remain, rest -- (stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
stay, stick, stick around, stay put -- (stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!")
       => stay in place -- (be stationary)

Sense 3
bide, abide, stay -- (dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young")
       => stay, stay on, continue, remain -- (continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year")

Sense 4
stay, stay on, continue, remain -- (continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
stay -- (remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children")

Sense 6
stay, detain, delay -- (stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!")
       => check, retard, delay -- (slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development")

Sense 7
persist, remain, stay -- (stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up")

Sense 8
last out, stay, ride out, outride -- (hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm")

Sense 9
stay -- (stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order")
       => stop, halt, block, kibosh -- (stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process")

Sense 10
stay -- (fasten with stays)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 11
quell, stay, appease -- (overcome or allay; "quell my hunger")
       => meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil -- (fill or meet a want or need)

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