something used to support or steady a thing; prop; brace.
a flat strip of steel, plastic, etc., used especially for stiffening corsets, collars, etc.
a long rod running between opposite walls, heads or sides of a furnace, boiler, tank, or the like, to strengthen them against internal pressures.
stays, Chiefly British. a corset.
verb (used with object), stayed, staying.
to support, prop, or hold up (sometimes followed by up).
to sustain or strengthen mentally or spiritually.
to rest on (something, as a foundation or base) for support.
to cause something to become fixed or to rest on (a support, foundation, base, etc.)
(intransitive) to continue or remain in a certain place, position, etc: to stay outside
(copula) to continue to be; remain: to stay awake
(intransitive) often foll by at. to reside temporarily, esp as a guest: to stay at a hotel
(transitive) to remain for a specified period: to stay the weekend
(intransitive) (Scot & South African) to reside permanently or habitually; live
(archaic) to stop or cause to stop
(intransitive) to wait, pause, or tarry
(transitive) to delay or hinder
to discontinue or suspend (a judicial proceeding)
to hold in abeyance or restrain from enforcing (an order, decree, etc)
to endure (something testing or difficult, such as a race): a horse that stays the course
(intransitive) ; usually foll by with. to keep pace (with a competitor in a race, etc)
(intransitive) (poker) to raise one’s stakes enough to stay in a round
(transitive) to hold back or restrain: to stay one’s anger
(transitive) to satisfy or appease (an appetite, etc) temporarily
(transitive) (archaic) to quell or suppress
(intransitive) (archaic) to stand firm
stay put, See put (sense 18)
the act of staying or sojourning in a place or the period during which one stays
the act of stopping or restraining or state of being stopped, etc
the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc: stay of execution
anything that supports or steadies, such as a prop or buttress
a thin strip of metal, plastic, bone, etc, used to stiffen corsets, etc
verb (transitive) (archaic)
(often foll by up) to prop or hold
(often foll by up) to comfort or sustain
foll by on or upon. to cause to rely or depend
a rope, cable, or chain, usually one of a set, used for bracing uprights, such as masts, funnels, flagpoles, chimneys, etc; guy See also stays (sense 2), stays (sense 3)
1. Bachelor of Sacred Theology. 1. Bachelor of Theology. set-top box STB 1. Latin Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Sacred Theology) 2. Latin Scientiae Theologicae Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Theology) 3. set-top box 4. Surface Transportation Board
1. Bachelor of Sacred Theology. 1. Bachelor of Theology.
1. starboard. abbreviation 1. starboard stbd. starboard
abbreviation (in India) 1. State Trading Corporation STC 1. satellite test center 2. short-term concentration