Definition of STAYING

verb : STAYING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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!" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children" ;

  • 7. (

    ) stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up" ;

  • 9. (

    ) stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order" ;

  • 10. (

    ) fasten with stays ;


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