(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
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"
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"
stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
the state of inactivity following an interruption;
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
leave slowly and hesitantly
be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"