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stay 1

v. stayed, stay·ing, stays
a. To continue to be in a place or condition: stay home; stay calm.
b. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger: stayed at a motel.
c. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something: We stayed to watch the final minutes of the game.
a. To continue or persist in an action or activity: stayed with the original plan; stayed in college.
b. To keep up in a race or contest: tried to stay with the lead runner.
3. Games To meet a bet in poker without raising it.
4. Archaic To stop moving or stop doing something.
1. To remain during: stayed the week with my parents; stayed the duration of the game.
a. To stop or restrain; check: Doubt stayed his hand.
b. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings: stay a prisoner's execution.
3. To satisfy or appease temporarily: stayed his anger.
4. Archaic To wait for; await: "I will not stay thy questions. Let me go; / Or if thou follow me, do not believe / But I shall do thee mischief in the wood" (Shakespeare).
1. A brief period of residence or visiting.
2. Law
a. The order by which a planned action is stayed.
b. The consequence of such an order.
3. Archaic
a. The act of halting; check.
b. The act of coming to a halt.
Phrasal Verb:
stay up
To remain awake past one's usual bedtime; not go to bed.
stay put
To remain in a fixed or established position.
stay the course
To hold out or persevere to the end of a race or challenge.
stay with (one)
To remain in one's memory; not be forgotten: That kind of compliment stays with you for years.

[Middle English steien, from Old French ester, esteir, from Latin stāre; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: stay1, linger, remain, tarry1, wait
These verbs mean to continue to be in a given place: stayed in bed until noon; lingered at the mall for an entire afternoon; remained on the subway until the very last stop; tarried in the hallway until he was late for class; waited for the movie credits to end before she left the theater.

stay 2

tr.v. stayed, stay·ing, stays
To brace, support, or prop up: The tower is stayed with cables.
1. A support or brace.
2. A strip of bone, plastic, or metal, used to stiffen a garment or part, such as a corset or shirt collar.
3. stays A corset.

[Middle English staien, from Old French estaiier, from estaie, a support, of Germanic origin.]

stay 3

1. Nautical A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support for a mast or spar.
2. A rope used to steady, guide, or brace.
tr. & intr.v. stayed, stay·ing, stays Nautical
To put (a ship) on the opposite tack or to come about.

[Middle English, from Old English stæg.]
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1. (intr) to continue or remain in a certain place, position, etc: to stay outside.
2. (copula) to continue to be; remain: to stay awake.
3. (often foll by: at) to reside temporarily, esp as a guest: to stay at a hotel.
4. (tr) to remain for a specified period: to stay the weekend.
5. (intr) Scot and South African to reside permanently or habitually; live
6. archaic to stop or cause to stop
7. (intr) to wait, pause, or tarry
8. (tr) to delay or hinder
9. (Law) (tr)
a. to discontinue or suspend (a judicial proceeding)
b. to hold in abeyance or restrain from enforcing (an order, decree, etc)
10. to endure (something testing or difficult, such as a race): a horse that stays the course.
11. (; usually foll by: with) to keep pace (with a competitor in a race, etc)
12. (Card Games) (intr) poker to raise one's stakes enough to stay in a round
13. (tr) to hold back or restrain: to stay one's anger.
14. (tr) to satisfy or appease (an appetite, etc) temporarily
15. (tr) archaic to quell or suppress
16. (intr) archaic to stand firm
17. stay put See put18
18. the act of staying or sojourning in a place or the period during which one stays
19. the act of stopping or restraining or state of being stopped, etc
20. (Law) the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc: stay of execution.
[C15 staien, from Anglo-French estaier, to stay, from Old French ester to stay, from Latin stāre to stand]


1. (Building) anything that supports or steadies, such as a prop or buttress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a thin strip of metal, plastic, bone, etc, used to stiffen corsets, etc
vb (tr)
3. (often foll by up) to prop or hold
4. (often foll by up) to comfort or sustain
5. (foll by: on or upon) to cause to rely or depend
[C16: from Old French estaye, of Germanic origin; compare stay3]


(Building) a rope, cable, or chain, usually one of a set, used for bracing uprights, such as masts, funnels, flagpoles, chimneys, etc; guy
[Old English stæg; related to Old Norse stag, Middle Low German stach, Norwegian stagle wooden post]
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1. to remain or continue over a length of time, as in a place or situation: to stay up late.
2. to dwell temporarily; lodge: to stay at a friend's apartment.
3. to pause or wait briefly: Stay inside until the taxi comes.
4. to continue to be as specified: to stay clean.
5. to hold out or endure, as in a contest or at a task: to stay with a project.
6. to keep up, as with a competitor.
7. to stop or halt.
8. to continue in a hand of poker by matching a bet or raise.
9. Archaic. to cease or desist.
10. Archaic. to stand firm.
11. to stop or halt.
12. to hold back, detain, or restrain.
13. to suspend or delay (actions, proceedings, etc.).
a. to appease temporarily the hunger of: This sandwich will stay you till dinner.
b. to satisfy temporarily the cravings of (the stomach, appetite, etc.).
15. to remain through or during (a period of time).
16. to remain to the end of; remain beyond (usu. fol. by out).
17. Archaic. to await.
18. the act of stopping or being stopped.
19. a stop, halt, or pause.
20. a sojourn or temporary residence: a week's stay in Miami.
21. a suspension of a judicial proceeding: a stay of execution.
22. staying power; endurance.
stay put, to remain in the same position or place.
[1400–50; late Middle English staien < Anglo-French estaier, Old French estai-, s. of ester < Latin stāre to stand]



1. something used to support or steady a thing; prop; brace.
2. a flat strip of firm material, as steel or whalebone, used esp. for stiffening corsets, collars, etc.
3. stays, a corset.
4. to support, prop, or hold up (sometimes fol. by up).
5. to sustain or strengthen mentally or spiritually.
6. to attach to a foundation or base.
[1505–15; partly n. derivative of stay1, partly < Old French estaye, n. derivative of estayer to hold in place, support < Germanic; see stay3]



1. any of various strong ropes or wires for steadying masts, funnels, etc.
2. to support or secure with a stay or stays: to stay a mast.
3. to put (a ship) on the other tack.
4. (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
in stays, (of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) heading into the wind with sails shaking, as in coming about.
[before 1150; Middle English stey(e), Old English stæg, c. Old Norse stag]
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Remain and stay are often used with the same meaning. Remain is more formal than stay. To remain or stay in a particular state means to continue to be in that state.

Oliver remained silent.
I stayed awake all night.

If you remain or stay in a place, you do not leave it.

I was allowed to remain at home.
Fewer women these days stay at home to look after their children.

If something still exists, you can say that it remains. Don't say that it 'stays'.

Even today parts of the old wall remain.
The wider problem remains.

If you stay in a town, hotel, or house, you live there for a short time.

How long can you stay in Brussels?
She was staying in the same hotel as I was.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'remain' with this meaning.

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Past participle: stayed
Gerund: staying

I stay
you stay
he/she/it stays
we stay
you stay
they stay
I stayed
you stayed
he/she/it stayed
we stayed
you stayed
they stayed
Present Continuous
I am staying
you are staying
he/she/it is staying
we are staying
you are staying
they are staying
Present Perfect
I have stayed
you have stayed
he/she/it has stayed
we have stayed
you have stayed
they have stayed
Past Continuous
I was staying
you were staying
he/she/it was staying
we were staying
you were staying
they were staying
Past Perfect
I had stayed
you had stayed
he/she/it had stayed
we had stayed
you had stayed
they had stayed
I will stay
you will stay
he/she/it will stay
we will stay
you will stay
they will stay
Future Perfect
I will have stayed
you will have stayed
he/she/it will have stayed
we will have stayed
you will have stayed
they will have stayed
Future Continuous
I will be staying
you will be staying
he/she/it will be staying
we will be staying
you will be staying
they will be staying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been staying
you have been staying
he/she/it has been staying
we have been staying
you have been staying
they have been staying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been staying
you will have been staying
he/she/it will have been staying
we will have been staying
you will have been staying
they will have been staying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been staying
you had been staying
he/she/it had been staying
we had been staying
you had been staying
they had been staying
I would stay
you would stay
he/she/it would stay
we would stay
you would stay
they would stay
Past Conditional
I would have stayed
you would have stayed
he/she/it would have stayed
we would have stayed
you would have stayed
they would have stayed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stay - 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"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
sojourn, visit - a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
layover, stopover, stop - a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"
2.stay - the state of inactivity following an interruptionstay - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
countercheck - a check that restrains another check
logjam - any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam"
3.stay - 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"
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
stay of execution - an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.stay - a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
5.stay - (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
backstay - a stay that supports the back of something
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
forestay - an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit; controls the bending of the mast
Verb1.stay - 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"
keep out - remain outside
sit tight - maintain the same position; wait it out; "Let's not make a decision--let's sit tight"
stay together, stick together - be loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble; "The two families stuck together throughout the war"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
stand - remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
stay fresh, keep - fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"
be - to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.stay - 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!"
stay in place - be stationary
move - change residence, affiliation, or place of employment; "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"; "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
3.stay - dwellstay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
visit - stay with as a guest; "Every summer, we visited our relatives in the country for a month"
outstay, overstay - stay too long; "overstay or outstay one's welcome"
stay on, remain, stay, continue - 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"
4.stay - 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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
abide, bide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
hold over - continue a term of office past the normal period of time
5.stay - remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
take leave, quit, depart - go away or leave
6.stay - stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
delay, check - slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
7.stay - stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
stick - endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
linger - remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"
8.stay - hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
outstay - surpass in staying power; "They outstayed their competitors"
9.stay - stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
kibosh, stop, block, halt - stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
10.stay - fasten with stays
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
11.stay - overcome or allaystay - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
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1. remain, continue to be, linger, stand, stop, wait, settle, delay, halt, pause, hover, abide, hang around (informal), reside, stay put, bide, loiter, hang in the air, tarry, put down roots, establish yourself Hundreds of people defied army orders to stay at home.
remain go, leave, depart, abandon, withdraw, quit, move on, exit, pass through, pack your bags (informal)
2. (often with at) lodge, visit, sojourn, put up at, be accommodated at He tried to stay at the hotel a few days every year.
3. continue, remain, go on, survive, endure Nothing stays the same for long.
4. suspend, put off, defer, adjourn, hold over, hold in abeyance, prorogue The finance ministry stayed the execution to avoid upsetting a nervous market.
1. visit, stop, holiday, stopover, sojourn An experienced Italian guide is provided during your stay.
2. postponement, delay, suspension, stopping, halt, pause, reprieve, remission, deferment The court dismissed defence appeals for a permanent stay of execution.
stay in stay at home, stop in (informal), not go out Let's just stay in tonight and watch TV.
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stay 1

1. To continue to be in a place:
Informal: stick around.
Idiom: stay put.
2. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
3. To remain as a guest or lodger:
4. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:
5. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
6. To put off until a later time:
Informal: wait.
Idiom: put on ice.
phrasal verb
stay with
To persevere in some condition, action, or belief:
2. A remaining in a place as a guest or lodger:
3. The act of putting off or the condition of being put off:

stay 2

A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure:
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إِقَامَةمُكوث، إقامَهيَبْقىيَبْقَىيَبْقى، يَمْكُث
opholdopholde sigbliveblive hosforblive
dvelja, vera kyrrdvölhalda kyrru fyrir; haldast ; vera
apsistotibūti laukebūti namieliktinegrįžti į namus
ở lạithời gian ở


1 [steɪ]
1. (in place)
1.1. (= remain) → quedarse, permanecer (more frm)
she came for a weekend and stayed three yearsvino a pasar el fin de semana y se quedó tres años
you stay right thereno te muevas de ahí, quédate ahí
to stay at homequedarse en casa
video recorders are here to staylos vídeos no son una simple moda pasajera
to stay in bedguardar cama
to stay put (on spot) → no moverse; (in same house, city, job) → quedarse
did you stay till the end of the speeches?¿te quedaste hasta el final de los discursos?
can you stay to dinner?¿puedes quedarte a cenar?
1.2. (as guest, with friends, relatives) → quedarse, alojarse; (in hotel) → alojarse, hospedarse
to stay with friendsquedarse or hospedarse or alojarse en casa de unos amigos
I'm staying with my aunt for a few daysestoy pasando unos días en casa de mi tía
he's staying at my houseestá or se aloja en mi casa
where are you staying?¿dónde te alojas or hospedas?
I'm staying at the Europa Hotelestoy or me alojo or me hospedo en el Hotel Europa
where do you stay when you go to London?¿dónde te sueles alojar or hospedar cuando vas a Londres?
did he stay the night?¿se quedó a pasar la noche?, ¿se quedó a dormir?
1.3. (Scot) (= live) → vivir
where do you stay?¿dónde vives?
2. (in current state) → seguir, quedarse
it stays motionless for hoursse queda or se mantiene inmóvil durante horas
I just hope the public stay loyal to ussólo espero que el público siga (siendo) fiel or se mantenga fiel a nosotros
if only we could stay this young for everojalá pudiéramos quedarnos así de jóvenes para siempre
she didn't stay a teacher for longno siguió mucho tiempo de profesora
she didn't stay a spinster for longno se quedó soltera mucho tiempo
to stay ahead of the competitionmantenerse a la cabeza de la competencia
to stay awakequedarse despierto
the unemployment rate stayed below four per centel índice de paro continuó or siguió por debajo de un cuatro por ciento
I tried to stay calmintenté mantener la calma
he stayed faithful to his wifese mantuvo fiel a su mujer
if it stays finesi continúa el buen tiempo, si el tiempo sigue siendo bueno
I hope we can stay friendsespero que podamos seguir siendo amigos
to stay healthymantenerse en buen estado de salud
things can't be allowed to stay like thisno podemos permitir que las cosas sigan así
pubs should be allowed to stay open until one a.mdebería permitirse que los bares estuvieran abiertos hasta la una de la mañana
while prices rise, our pensions stay the sameaunque los precios suben, nuestras pensiones siguen igual
to stay togetherseguir juntos
they are unbeaten and look likely to stay that waynadie los ha vencido y parece que nadie va a hacerlo
stay with it!¡sigue adelante!, ¡no te desanimes!
1. (Jur) (= delay) [+ execution, proceedings] → suspender
2. (= last out) [+ distance] → aguantar, resistir; [+ race] → terminar
to stay the courseterminar la carrera (fig) → aguantar hasta el final
to stay the pace (lit, fig) → aguantar el ritmo
3. (= check) [+ epidemic] → tener a raya; [+ hunger] → matar, engañar
to stay one's handcontenerse
C. N
1. (= short period) → estancia f, estadía f (LAm)
this will involve a short stay in hospitalesto supondrá una corta estancia en el hospital
during our stay in Londondurante nuestra estancia en Londres
he is in Rome for a short stayestá en Roma para una estancia corta
our second stay in Murcianuestra segunda visita a Murcia
come for a longer stay next yearel año que viene vente más tiempo
2. (Jur) → suspensión f, prórroga f
stay of executionaplazamiento m de la sentencia
stay away VI + ADV
1. (= keep at a distance) (from person, building) → no acercarse (from a) stay away from my daughter!¡no te acerques a mi hija!
stay away from that machineno te acerques a esa máquina
stay away from hereno vuelvas por aquí
tourists were warned to stay away from the beachesse aconsejó a los turistas que no fueran a las playas
stay away from chocolateel chocolate ni lo pruebes
2. (= not attend, be absent) (from event) → no acudir (from a) they decided to stay away from the Olympicsdecidieron no acudir a las Olimpiadas
not all employees stayed away from work during the strikedurante la huelga, no todos los empleados se abstuvieron de ir a trabajar
stay behind VI + ADV (after work, school) → quedarse
they made him stay behind after schoolle hicieron quedarse en la escuela después de las clases
he usually stays behind until the last lap (Sport) → generalmente se queda atrás hasta la última vuelta
stay down VI + ADV
1. (= not increase) → mantenerse al mismo nivel, no subir
we have to ensure inflation stays downtenemos que asegurarnos de que la inflación se mantiene al mismo nivel or no sube
2. (= not get up) → no levantarse; (= remain lying) → permanecer tendido
stay down!¡no te levantes!
when he stayed down and didn't move we realized there was a problemcuando vimos que permanecía tendido sin moverse nos dimos cuenta que le pasaba algo
3. (= remain under water) → permanecer bajo el agua
4. (Scol) (in lower class) → repetir el curso
5. (Sport) (in lower division) the team will have to stay down again next yearel año que viene el equipo tendrá que seguir en la división a la que había descendido
6. [food] nothing he eats will stay downno retiene nada de lo que come, vomita todo lo que come
rice was the only thing that would stay downel arroz era lo único que no vomitaba or que retenía
stay in VI + ADV
1. (at home) → quedarse en casa, no salir
2. (after school) → quedarse (depués de las clases)
I was made to stay in (after school)me hicieron quedarme después de las clases
3. (in place) the filling only stayed in for a weekel empaste duró sólo una semana
the nail doesn't seem to want to stay inparece que el clavo no quiere quedarse en su sitio
this paragraph must stay inhay que dejar este párrafo
stay off VT + ADV to stay off school/workno ir al colegio/trabajo
to stay off drink/drugs (= stop taking) → dejar de beber/drogarse; (= avoid taking) → no beber/drogar
I have stayed off the booze for more than a year nowllevo más de un año sin probar la bebida
stay on VI + ADV
1. [person] (in job, at school) → seguir, quedarse; (after party) → quedarse
he stayed on as managersiguió or se quedó en la empresa de gerente
fewer teenagers are staying on at schoolcada vez menos adolescentes siguen or se quedan en la escuela
2. [lid, top] → quedarse en su sitio
her wig wouldn't stay onno había forma de que la peluca se quedara en su sitio
stay out VI + ADV
1. (= not come home) she stayed out all nightpasó or estuvo toda la noche fuera, no volvió a casa en toda la noche
get out and stay out!¡vete y no vuelvas!
2. (= remain outside) → quedarse fuera
let's stay out in the sunquedémosnos fuera al sol
3. (on strike) → seguir en huelga
4. to stay out of [+ trouble, discussion] → no meterse en
she warned her son to stay out of troubleadvirtió a su hijo que no se metiera en líos
stay out of this!¡no te metas!
try to stay out of sight while he's aroundprocura pasar desapercibido mientras él está por aquí
stay out of my sight!¡no te quiero ni ver!
to stay out of the sunquedarse a la sombra
stay over VI + ADVpasar la noche, quedarse a dormir
stay up VI + ADV
1. (= not fall) [tent] → mantenerse de pie; [trousers] → no caerse
my trousers won't stay uplos pantalones se me caen
my zip won't stay upla cremallera se me cae
the tent wouldn't stay upno había forma de que la tienda se mantuviera de pie
2. (= not go to bed) → quedarse levantado
I'd rather not stay up too latepreferiría no quedarme levantado hasta muy tarde
we stayed up late to see a filmnos quedamos levantados hasta tarde para ver una película
he stayed up all night workingse quedó toda la noche trabajando
don't stay up for meno te quedes levantado esperándome
3. (Sport) (in higher division) the team stays upel equipo no desciende, el equipo mantiene la categoría


2 [steɪ]
A. N
1. (Mech) → sostén m, soporte m, puntal m
2. (Naut) → estay m
3. (= guy rope) → viento m
4. stays (= corset) → corsé m
5. (fig) → sostén m, apoyo m
the stay of one's old ageel sostén de su vejez
B. VT (frm) → sostener, apoyar, apuntalar
this will stay you till lunchtimecon esto te mantendrás hasta la comida, esto engañará el hambre hasta la comida
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n (in town, country, hotel)séjour m
my stay in France → mon séjour en France
(= remain) → rester
Stay here! → Reste ici!
The unemployment rate stayed below 4 per cent → Le taux de chômage est resté sous la barre des quatre pour cent.
to stay put → rester en place
to be here to stay → ne pas être prêt de disparaître
(= have accommodation) → loger
Where are you staying? → est-ce que vous logez?
We're staying with friends → Nous logeons chez des amis.
(= spend some time) → rester, séjourner
How long can you stay in Brussels? → Combien de temps pouvez-vous rester à Bruxelles?, Combien de temps pouvez-vous séjourner à Bruxelles?
We stayed in Belgium for a few days
BUT Nous avons passé quelques jours en Belgique.
to stay the night → passer la nuit
to have sb to stay → avoir qn chez soi
stay behind
virester en arrière
stay in
vi (at home)rester à la maison
stay on
stay out
(of house)ne pas rentrer
She stayed out all night → Elle n'est pas rentrée de toute la nuit.
[strikers] → rester en grève
stay up
vi (at night)rester debout
We stayed up till midnight → Nous sommes restés debout jusqu'à minuit.stay-at-home [ˈsteɪəthəʊm]
ncasanier/ière m/f
adj (gen)casanier/ière
a stay-at-home mum → une mère au foyerstaying power staying-power [ˈsteɪɪŋpaʊər] nendurance fstay of execution nsursis m à l'exécution
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Aufenthalt m; come for a longer stay next yearkomm nächstes Jahr für länger; a short stay in hospitalein kurzer Krankenhausaufenthalt
(Jur) → Aussetzung f; stay of executionAussetzung f, → Vollstreckungsaufschub m; (fig)Galgenfrist f; (of death penalty)Hinrichtungsaufschub m
(old, liter, = stop) → Einhalt gebieten (+dat) (geh); hungerstillen; to stay one’s/somebody’s handsich/jdn zurückhalten
(Jur) order, sentenceaussetzen
to stay the course (lit, fig)durchhalten
to stay the night (with somebody/in a hotel)(bei jdm/in einem Hotel) übernachten
(= remain)bleiben; to stay for or to supperzum Abendessen bleiben; to have come to stay (fashion etc) → sich halten; is unemployment here to stay?ist die Arbeitslosigkeit nun ein Dauerzustand?; if it stays finewenn es schön bleibt; if he can stay with the otherswenn er mit den anderen mithalten kann; stay with it!nicht aufgeben! ? put2
(= reside)wohnen; (at youth hostel etc) → übernachten; to stay at a hotelim Hotel wohnen or übernachten; I stayed in Italy for a few weeksich habe mich ein paar Wochen in Italien aufgehalten; when I/Goethe was staying in Italyals ich/Goethe in Italien war or weilte (liter); where are you staying?wo wohnen Sie?; he is staying at Chequers for the weekender verbringt das Wochenende in Chequers; he went to stay in the country for a whileer ist für einige Zeit aufs Land gefahren; we would stay at a different resort each yearwir waren jedes Jahr an einem anderen Urlaubsort; it’s a nice place to stay in the summerdort kann man gut den Sommer verbringen; my brother came to stay for a weekmein Bruder ist für eine Woche gekommen; my brother came to staymein Bruder ist zu Besuch gekommen
(old, = wait) stay!stehen bleiben!; stay, wanderer!halt inne, Wanderer! (old, liter)


(= guy-rope)Stütztau nt, → Halteseil nt; (Naut) → Stag nt; the stay of one’s old age (fig)die Stütze seines Alters
stays pl (old: = corsets) → Korsett nt
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1. n
a. (period of time) → soggiorno, permanenza; (in hospital) → degenza
a stay of ten days, a ten-day stay → un soggiorno di dieci giorni
b. (Law) stay of executionsospensione f dell'esecuzione di una sentenza
2. vi
a. (remain in a place or situation) → rimanere, restare; (spend some time) → fermarsi, soggiornare; (reside, visit, in hotel) → alloggiare, stare; (with friends) → stare
you stay right there → stai fermo dove sei
to stay to dinner → rimanere a cena
how long can you stay? → quanto ti fermi?
to stay with friends → stare con degli amici
to stay the night → passare la notte
to stay overnight with friends → passare la notte a casa di amici
camcorders are here to stay → le videocamere non sono un fenomeno temporaneo
b. (continue, remain, with adj) → rimanere
if it stays fine → se il tempo si mantiene bello
to stay put → non muoversi
3. vt
a. (last out) to stay the course (also) (fig) → resistere fino alla fine
b. (punishment) → sospendere; (spread of disease, flow) → fermare
to stay sb's hand → fermare la mano a qn
stay away vi + adv to stay away from (person) → stare lontano da; (school, party) → non andare a
to stay away for (period of time) → stare via per
stay behind vi + adv (after school, work) → fermarsi, trattenersi; (not to go) → non andare
stay down vi + adv (downstairs) → rimanere giù, rimanere di sotto; (crouching, lying) → rimanere a terra; (under water) → rimanere sott'acqua
stay in vi + adv (person) → rimanere a casa, non uscire; (screw) → tenere
stay on vi + advrimanere, restare
he stayed on as manager → è rimasto in carica come direttore
stay out vi + adv (overnight, outside) → rimanere fuori, restare fuori; (strikers) → continuare lo sciopero
to stay out late → stare fuori fino a tardi
to stay out of trouble → tenersi fuori dai pasticci
you stay out of this! → non ti immischiare!
stay over vi + advfermarsi
stay up vi + adv (trousers, tent) → tenersi su; (person, wait up) → rimanere alzato/a or in piedi
to stay up late → fare tardi
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(stei) verb
1. to remain (in a place) for a time, eg while travelling, or as a guest etc. We stayed three nights at that hotel / with a friend / in Paris; Aunt Mary is coming to stay (for a fortnight); Would you like to stay for supper?; Stay and watch that television programme.
2. to remain (in a particular position, place, state or condition). The doctor told her to stay in bed; He never stays long in any job; Stay away from the office till your cold is better; Why won't these socks stay up?; Stay where you are – don't move!; In 1900, people didn't realize that motor cars were here to stay.
a period of staying (in a place etc). We had an overnight stay / a two days' stay in London.
stay behind
to remain in a place after others have left it. They all left the office at five o'clock, but he stayed behind to finish some work.
stay in
to remain in one's house etc and not go out of doors. I'm staying in tonight to watch television.
stay out
to remain out of doors and not return to one's house etc. The children mustn't stay out after 9 p.m.
stay put
to remain where placed. Once a child can crawl, he won't stay put for long.
stay up
not to go to bed. The children wanted to stay up and watch television.
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إِقَامَة, يَبْقَى pobyt, pobývat, zůstat blive hos, forblive, ophold Aufenthalt, aufhalten, bleiben μένω, παραμονή alojarse, estadía, estancia, quedarse jäädä, oleskelu, viettää rester, séjour, séjourner boravak, ostati permanenza, restare, stare とどまる, 滞在, 滞在する 머무르다, 체류 blijven, logeren, verblijf forbli, overnatte, stag pobyt, zatrzymać się, zostać estadia, ficar, ficar alojado останавливаться, пребывание, пребывать stanna, uppskov, vistas การพักอยู่, พักอยู่, อาศัยอยู่ kalış, kalmak, ở lại, thời gian ở 暂住, 逗留
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n. estancia;
short ______ breve;
v. permanecer; quedarse;
to ___ awakedesvelarse;
to ___ in bed___ en cama, guardar cama.
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n estancia, estadía; hospital — estancia or estadía hospitalaria or en el hospital; vi to — in bed guardar cama
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