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"
stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
fasten with stays
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"
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"