Synonyms for stay

Synonyms for (noun) stay

Synonyms: stay

Definition: continuing or remaining in a place or state

Usage: they had a nice stay in Paris; a lengthy hospital stay; a four-month stay in bankruptcy court

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: stay

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

Similar words: brace, bracing

Definition: a structural member used to stiffen a framework


Synonyms: stay

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

Similar words: strip, slip

Definition: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material


Synonyms: stay

Definition: a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted

Usage: the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court

Similar words: decree, edict, rescript, order, fiat

Definition: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

Usage: a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there


Synonyms: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: 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

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Definition: the state of being inactive

Synonyms for (verb) stay

Synonyms: remain, rest, stay

Definition: stay the same; remain in a certain state

Usage: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: stay, delay, detain

Definition: stop or halt

Usage: Please stay the bloodshed!

Similar words: delay, retard, check

Definition: slow the growth or development of

Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development


Synonyms: quell, appease, stay

Definition: overcome or allay

Usage: quell my hunger

Similar words: satisfy, fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet

Definition: fill or meet a want or need


Synonyms: stay

Definition: fasten with stays

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: stick, stick around, stay, stay put

Definition: stay put (in a certain place)

Usage: We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati; Stay put in the corner here!; Stick around and you will learn something!

Similar words: stay in place

Definition: be stationary


Synonyms: stay

Definition: stop a judicial process

Usage: The judge stayed the execution order

Similar words: block, stop, halt, kibosh

Definition: stop from happening or developing

Usage: Block his election; Halt the process


Synonyms: stay, abide, bide

Definition: dwell

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

Similar words: remain, stay, stay on, continue

Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation

Usage: 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


Synonyms: remain, stay, stay on, continue

Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation

Usage: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer