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Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
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Meaning of "stay" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STAY

Staien, from Anglo-French estaier, to stay, from Old French ester to stay, from Latin stāre to stand.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STAY

stay  [steɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stay is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stay in English.

WHAT DOES STAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of stay in the English dictionary

The first definition of stay in the dictionary is to continue or remain in a certain place, position, etc. Other definition of stay is to continue to be; remain. Stay is also often foll by at to reside temporarily, esp as a guest.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STAY

PRESENT

Present
I stay
you stay
he/she/it stays
we stay
you stay
they stay
Present continuous
I am staying
you are staying
he/she/it is staying
we are staying
you are staying
they are staying
Present perfect
I have stayed
you have stayed
he/she/it has stayed
we have stayed
you have stayed
they have stayed
Present perfect continuous
I have been staying
you have been staying
he/she/it has been staying
we have been staying
you have been staying
they have been staying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stayed
you stayed
he/she/it stayed
we stayed
you stayed
they stayed
Past continuous
I was staying
you were staying
he/she/it was staying
we were staying
you were staying
they were staying
Past perfect
I had stayed
you had stayed
he/she/it had stayed
we had stayed
you had stayed
they had stayed
Past perfect continuous
I had been staying
you had been staying
he/she/it had been staying
we had been staying
you had been staying
they had been staying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stay
you will stay
he/she/it will stay
we will stay
you will stay
they will stay
Future continuous
I will be staying
you will be staying
he/she/it will be staying
we will be staying
you will be staying
they will be staying
Future perfect
I will have stayed
you will have stayed
he/she/it will have stayed
we will have stayed
you will have stayed
they will have stayed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been staying
you will have been staying
he/she/it will have been staying
we will have been staying
you will have been staying
they will have been staying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stay
you would stay
he/she/it would stay
we would stay
you would stay
they would stay
Conditional continuous
I would be staying
you would be staying
he/she/it would be staying
we would be staying
you would be staying
they would be staying
Conditional perfect
I would have stay
you would have stay
he/she/it would have stay
we would have stay
you would have stay
they would have stay
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been staying
you would have been staying
he/she/it would have been staying
we would have been staying
you would have been staying
they would have been staying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stay
we let´s stay
you stay
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stay
Past participle
stayed
Present Participle
staying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STAY


aguacate
ˌɑːɡwəˈkɑːteɪ
andante
ænˈdænteɪ
frate
ˈfrɑːteɪ
Hakodate
ˌhɑːkəʊˈdɑːteɪ
homestay
ˈhəʊmˌsteɪ
jete
ʒəˈteɪ
Kitaj
ˈkaɪteɪ
latte
ˈlæteɪ
Leyte
ˈleɪteɪ
mainstay
ˈmeɪnˌsteɪ
namaste
ˌnʌməsˈteɪ
overstay
ˌəʊvəˈsteɪ
picante
pɪˈkɑːnteɪ
satai
ˈsæteɪ
satay
ˈsæteɪ
short-stay
ˈʃɔːtˌsteɪ
stey
steɪ
tay
teɪ
Timor-Leste
ˈtiːmɔˈlɛsteɪ
vivamente
ˌviːvɑːˈmɛnteɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STAY

stave off
staves
stavesacre
staving
Stavropol
stavudine
stay of execution
stay out
stay put
stay stitching
stay-at-home
stayaway
staycation
stayer
staying power
stayless
staymaker
Stayman
stays
staysail

WORDS THAT END LIKE STAY

anyway
away
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backstay
bay
be that as it may
birthday
Blu-ray
bobstay
Conway
day
display
dittay
forestay
headstay
in a way
jackstay
outstay
overnight stay
upstay

Synonyms and antonyms of stay in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STAY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stay» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stay

Translation of «stay» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STAY

Find out the translation of stay to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stay from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stay» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

逗留
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estancia
570 millions of speakers

English

stay
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रहना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِقَامَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пребывание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estadia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থাকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

séjour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tinggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufenthalt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

滞在
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

체류
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tinggal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thời gian ở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தங்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुक्काम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

permanenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pobyt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перебування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a sta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραμονή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bly
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppskov
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stay

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STAY»

The term «stay» is very widely used and occupies the 1.151 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stay» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stay» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stay

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10 QUOTES WITH «STAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stay.
1
Pedro Almodovar
Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn't seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.
2
Paddy Ashdown
We have to make their livelihoods viable, get them the proper prices for their produce, try and make them stay rather than sell their property and leave again.
3
Birch Bayh
But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
4
Drake Bell
The fans are especially amazing in Mexico. You look out your window, and there are fans that stay out there all night long.
5
Melissa Benoist
If I had any advice for my 16-year-old self, it would just be to stay strong, because acting is not an easy lifestyle, especially when you are starting out. That being said, it definitely makes it all worth it when it does happen.
6
Drew Bledsoe
You want hot days to get your fruit ripe but then you want it to cool off nicely at night so that the grapes stay on the vine longer and develop complexity.
7
Phillips Brooks
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
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Chandler Canterbury
Always stay grounded and enjoy everything that comes your way, whether it's the chance to go for a opportunity or getting one.
9
Al Capone
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
10
Cassandra Clare
I think the main thing to remember when writing a novel is to stay true to the characters.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STAY»

Discover the use of stay in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stay and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
If I Stay
Life can change in an instant.
Gayle Forman, 2010
2
Stay
In a remote corner of Washington State where she and her father have gone to escape her obsessive boyfriend, Clara meets two brothers who captain a sailboat, a lighthouse keeper with a secret, and an old friend of her father who knows his ...
Deb Caletti, 2012
3
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone.
Katie Hafner, Matthew Lyon, 1999
4
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish: The Inspiring Stories of 25 IIM ...
But they have one thing in common: they believed in the power of their dreams. This book seeks to inspire young graduates to look beyond placements and salaries. To believe in their dreams.
‎2008
5
How Cool Brands Stay Hot: Branding to Generation Y
Full of statistics and case studies including Nokia, Nivea, PlayStation, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Smirnoff, Red Bull, H&M, and Levi's, How Cool Brands Stay Hot provides you with creative ideas on how to position, develop and promote your ...
Joeri Van Den Bergh, Mattias Behrer, 2013
6
Stay
Here is a beautiful, funny and richly rewarding novel about history and obligation, and above all, the meaning of human connection in a land poised uneasily between past and present.
Aislinn Hunter, 2013
7
Stay Alive, My Son
First published in 1987, the Cornell edition of Stay Alive, My Son includes an updated preface and epilogue by Pin Yathay and a new foreword by David Chandler, a world-renowned historian of Cambodia, who attests to the continuing value and ...
Pin Yathay, 2013
8
Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Knowing if Your ...
Women involved in chronically frustrating or unfulfilling relationships will learn to: Tell the difference between a healthy-yet-difficult relationship and one that is really not working Recognize the signs that their partner has a serious ...
Lundy Bancroft, JAC Patrissi, 2011
9
Stay with Me
When her sister kills herself, sixteen-old Leila Abranel goes looking for a reason and, instead, discovers great love, her family's true history, and what her own place in it is. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Garret Freymann-Weyr, 2007
10
Stay
quick-moving comedy.
Lucy Thurber, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stay is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Charlotte-based Extended Stay America names new CEO
Charlotte-based hotel chain Extended Stay America on Tuesday named the chief executive of theater chain AMC Entertainment its new CEO, effective Aug. 24. «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
2
Kelly Clarkson Covers Rihanna's 'Stay': Watch
As if Kelly Clarkson has to prove she can sing just about any song, she covered Rihanna's "Stay" at Pittsburgh's First Niagara Pavilion on Sunday (July 19) and ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
3
WATCH: 'Lockup Extended Stay: Long Island' Season Trailer
Inmates at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility get a closeup on MSNBC's “Lockup Extended Stay: Long Island,” which premieres at 10 p.m. Saturday, May ... «Patch.com, May 15»
4
Another Songwriter Is Suing Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' for …
When Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour single, “Stay With Me,” became an overnight hit last year, many argued it stood on the shoulders of Tom Petty's Full Moon ... «Diffuser.fm, Apr 15»
5
Texas Dad Writes He Cannot Afford His Stay-at-Home Wife
Steve Nelms, of Plano, Texas, figured out that he “quite literally” cannot afford for his wife, Glory, to be a stay-at-home mom to their 2-year-old son, Ezra. «Yahoo Parenting, Apr 15»
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Sam Smith?s ?Stay With Me? Inspiration: ?A Guy That I Fell In Love …
Back in July, The Daily Beast ran piece in conjunction with The FADER on the heartbreaker who inspired Sam Smith's album which just took home 4 Grammys. «Daily Beast, Feb 15»
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How Sam Smith sounded like a gospel choir on 'Stay With Me'
It's up for the Song of the Year Grammy, has sold 3.55 million copies, and it has a giant chorus that sounds like a choir of voices chanting, “Stay with me!” ... «USA TODAY, Feb 15»
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Tom Petty Calls 'Stay With Me' Similarities A 'Musical Accident'
Earlier this week, The Sun learned that Sam Smith would pay Tom Petty royalties for "Stay With Me," which contains similar notes, chords, rhythms and pitches to ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
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Tom Petty Is Getting a Writing Credit on Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
While Smith and his team acknowledged the similarities between “Stay with Me” and Petty's 1989 song, “I Won't Back Down,” they said any likeness was a ... «ABC News, Jan 15»
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Sam Smith to pay Tom Petty royalties on 'Stay With Me'
Sam Smith will be sharing his songwriting royalties for Stay With Me with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne . Shortly after the British singer's single came out last April, ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»

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