English dictionary definition of:



  • continuing or remaining in a place or state
  • the state of inactivity following an interruption
  • a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
  • a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
  • (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar


  • stay the same; remain in a certain state
  • stay put (in a certain place)
  • dwell
  • continue in a place, position, or situation
  • remain behind
  • stop or halt
  • stay behind
  • hang on during a trial of endurance
  • stop a judicial process
  • fasten with stays
  • overcome or allay


abide   appease   arrest   bide   check American English spelling   continue   delay   detain   halt   hitch   outride   persist   quell   remain   rest   stick   stop   stoppage  

Scrabble score for stayed

Scrabble score = 10

generated at 13:17:55 on 11-02-20

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