Stay in a sentence as a noun

And, you approved the person to stay in your house.

Somehow it's now being argued, that I should stay quiet and vote with my feet/wallet instead?

This all makes sense because the longer it can stay in the host, the more likely it'll get picked up by something else.

Imagine if you could return to the days when just getting something to compile was a victory that would stay with you for days.

Some people love this work, they can stay useful and "in the game", but some hate it because it comes with the cachet of being stale and not keeping up with the times.

HTP threatened to widely publish all this sensitive information if Linode didn't stay quiet.

Starting in about 2004 there's been a huge push to increase monitoring of prisons, offenses, guard abuses, and to help parolees stay out of jail.

So, HTP tried to strong-arm Linode into staying quiet until May 1st. HTP had obtained the customer information and credit cards of all the Linode customers.

Stay in a sentence as a verb

If a company does something clearly distasteful and harmful to others, staying quiet and voting with your feet is not a good idea.

Restart supervision didn't always help b/c sometimes it would throw some assertion that would bail out a critical thread, but the process would stay running.

Bleary, burned-out, sleep-deprived, stimulant-addled engineers do not produce decent code no matter how many hours you make them stay at their desks.

It oxidizes easily, and it's oxides are heavy and non-soluble, so when it is released to the environment, it just tends to fall down and stay there.

Jiminy Christmas, if you don't already know why you support your Senate and Congressional candidates and can't be bothered to go look up their positions on real issues, please stay the **** away from the voting booth.

And completely terminates all Microsoft service to anyone found wanting to obey by these fundamentalist directives?The warning should not be "watch what you store on SkyDrive", the warning should be "stay the **** away from Microsoft".

What is this then?If PG does not want to stop this blatant and continuous moderator abuse, he might as well declare HN a Google and Linux fiefdom so that the rest of us using other platforms and who can think for ourselves and are not Microsoft haters can stay away.

Notch strongly believes that the computer should stay a bastion of openness in order to sustain a indie game community--indeed, the majority of my own games I play today are small, independent games that provide a unique experience that I would hate to lose due to higher barriers to entry.

Stay definitions


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"


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"

See also: arrest check halt hitch stop stoppage


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"


a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)


(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar


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"

See also: remain rest


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!"

See also: stick


dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

See also: bide abide


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"

See also: continue remain


remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"


stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"

See also: detain delay


stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

See also: persist remain


hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"

See also: outride


stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"


fasten with stays


overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"

See also: quell appease