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noun 
  1. A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
The governor granted a of execution.
  1. A rope or wire supporting or stabilizing a platform, such as a bridge, a pole, such as a tentpole or a mast, or other structural element.
The engineer insisted on using stays for the scaffolding.
  1. A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
Where are the stays for my collar?
  1. A period of time spent in a place.
I hope you enjoyed your in Hawaii.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verblijf
  • French: séjour
  • Italian: permanenza
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: estadí­a
    (trans-bottom)
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To remain in a particular place.
We stayed in Hawaii for a week.
I can only for an hour.
  1. (intransitive) To continue to have a particular quality.
Wear gloves so your hands warm.
  1. (transitive) To postpone.
The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: uitstellen
  • French: rester
  • German: sich aufhalten, bleiben
  • Italian: restare
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: quedar, parmanecer
    (trans-bottom)

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