1. To persist or continue
2. To be long; in time; SYN. endure.
To lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: stood).
1. To be standing; be upright; SYN. stand up.
2. To put into an upright position; SYN. stand up, place upright.
3. To occupy a place or location, also metaphorically.
4. To have or maintain a position or stand on an issue.
5. To hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; SYN. remain firm.
6. To be tall; have a height of; copula.
7. To be in some specified state or condition.
8. To be in effect; be or remain in force.
9. To remain inactive, as of a car in a garage, or not flowing, as of water.
10. To be available for stud services, of male domestic animals such as stallions.
ETYM Related to Stay to hold up, prop.
1. To continue in a place, position, or situation; SYN. stay on, continue a remain.
2. To remain behind.
3. To stay the same; remain in a certain state; SYN. remain, rest.
4. To stay put (in a certain place); SYN. stick, stick around, stay put.
5. To stop or halt; SYN. detain, delay.
6. To stop a judicial process.
7. To fasten with stays.