Synonyms of stay in English

: stay1stay2

stay1


See definition of stay

verb

1‘the man told her to stay where she was’

SYNONYMS
remain, remain behind, stay behind, stay put
wait, wait around, linger, stick, continue, be left, hold on, hang on, lodge, rest, delay, pause, stop
informal hang around, hang round
British informal hang about
archaic bide, tarry
ANTONYMS

leave

2‘we can't stay hidden any longer’

SYNONYMS
continue to be, remain, keep, continue, persist in being, carry on being, go on being, rest

3‘the girls have come to stay with us’

SYNONYMS
visit
spend some time, put up, stop, stop off, stop over, break one's journey
holiday
lodge, room, board, have rooms, be housed, be accommodated, be quartered, be billeted
take up residence, take a room, settle
North American vacation
North American informal vacay
formal sojourn
archaic bide, abide

4‘legal proceedings in such cases would be either stayed or dropped completely’

SYNONYMS
postpone, put off, delay, defer, put back, hold off, hold over, carry over, reschedule, do later, shelve, stand over, pigeonhole, hold in abeyance, put in abeyance, mothball
adjourn, suspend, prorogue
put off the evil day, put off the evil hour
North American put over, table, lay on the table, take a rain check on
North American continue
informal put on ice, put on the back burner, put in cold storage
rare remit, respite
ANTONYMS

advance

5‘he tries to stay the progress of barbarism’

SYNONYMS
delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, set back, keep back, hold up, postpone, put back, detain, decelerate, put a brake on, retard
hinder, hamper, obstruct, inhibit, impede, handicap, hamstring, curb, check, restrain, restrict, arrest, interfere with, interrupt, encumber, clog
British informal throw a spanner in the works of
North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
rare trammel, cumber
ANTONYMS

promote


noun

1‘a brief stay at a hotel’

SYNONYMS
visit, stop, stop-off, stopover, break, holiday, rest
British minibreak
North American vacation
formal sojourn

2‘a stay of judgement’

SYNONYMS
postponement, putting off, delay, deferment, deferral, putting back, carrying over, rescheduling, shelving, pigeonholing, mothballing
adjournment, suspension, prorogation
North American tabling

Synonyms of stay in English

: stay1stay2

stay2


See definition of stay

noun

1‘the mast was raised and the stays rigged’

SYNONYMS
strut, wire, brace, tether, prop, beam, rod, support, truss, buttress, pier, shaft, shore, stanchion, stake, stick, spike, post
shroud

verb

1‘her masts were stayed with lengths of telephone wire’

SYNONYMS
brace, tether, strut, wire, prop, support, truss, buttress, shore up, stake, stick