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!"
remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
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"
stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a