Stay may refer to:


* Stays (nautical), the heavy ropes, wires, or rods on sailing vessels that run from the masts to the hull
* Guy-wire, a metal wire used to support tall structures, such as radio masts
* Bone (corsetry), one of the rigid parts of a corset
* A part of a steam locomotive's firebox
* Collar stay, a small rigid piece used to maintain the point of a men's dress shirt collar


* Two types of court order, either of which may be called simply a "stay":
** Stay of execution, a ruling to temporarily suspend the enforcement of a court judgment—often, but not always, referring to a stay of a death sentence
** Stay of proceedings, a ruling halting further legal process in a trial


* "Stay" (novel), a crime novel by Nicola Griffith
* "Stay" (2005 film), a psychological thriller directed by Marc Forster
* "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (2006 film) (originally titled "Stay"), a romantic comedy directed by Bobcat Goldthwait


* "Stay" (Jeremy Camp album)
** "Stay" (Jeremy Camp song)
* "Stay" (Oingo Boingo album)
** "Stay", a song by Oingo Boingo from "Dead Man's Party"
* "Stay" (Simply Red album), or the title song
* "Stay" (David Bowie song)
* "Stay" (Elisa song)
* "Stay" (Eternal song)
* "Stay" (Fayray song)
* "Stay" (David Guetta song)
* "Stay" (Jodeci song)
* "Stay" (Ne-Yo song)
* "Stay" (Pink Floyd song)
* "Stay" (Jay Sean song)
* "Stay" (Shakespears Sister song)
* "Stay" (Sugarland song)
* "Stay" (Maurice Williams song), a song by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs notably covered by Frankie Valli, The Hollies, Jackson Browne, and others
* "Stay?", a song by the Rogue Traders
* "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)", a song by U2
* "Stay (I Missed You)", a song by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
* "Stay (Wasting Time)", a song by the "Dave Matthews Band"
* "Stay", a song by The Blue Nile from "A Walk Across the Rooftops"
* "Stay", a song by Destiny's Child from "The Writing's on the Wall"
* "Stay", a song by Stephen Gately
* "Stay", a song by Alison Krauss from "Forget About It"
* "Stay", a song by Ray Lavender
* "Stay", a song by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
* "Stay", a song by Sash! from "It's My Life - The Album"
* "Stay", a song by The Waifs from "Sun Dirt Water"
* "Stay", a fan-given title for an untitled song by My Chemical Romance
* "Stay", a song by Hillsong Music Australia, from the 1999 album "By Your Side"
* "Stay", a song by Madonna from her second album "Like a Virgin"

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  • stay — 1 vt stayed, stay·ing: to temporarily suspend or prevent by judicial or executive order may not grant an injunction to stay proceedings in a state court U.S. Code stay 2 n: a temporary suspension or injunction of an action or process by a usu.… …   Law dictionary

  • Stay — Stay, n. [Cf. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai support, and E. stay a rope to support a mast.] 1. That which serves as a prop; a support. My only strength and stay. Milton. [1913 Webster] Trees serve as so many stays for their vines. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stay — «Stay» Сингл Дэвида Гетта совместно с …   Википедия

  • stay — Ⅰ. stay [1] ► VERB 1) remain in the same place. 2) remain in a specified state or position. 3) live somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest. 4) Scottish & S. African live permanently. 5) stop, delay, or prevent. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Stay — (st[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stayed} (st[=a]d) or {Staid} (st[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staying}.] [OF. estayer, F. [ e]tayer to prop, fr. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai, a prop, probably fr. OD. stade, staeye, a prop, akin to E. stead; or cf. stay a rope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stay — UK US /steɪ/ verb [I] ► to not move away or leave: stay for 2 days/2 weeks/2 years, etc. »They need an assistant who is willing to stay for six months. stay at work/home »We stayed at work until 10 pm. stay in/on sth »She will stay on the board… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stay — (st[=a]), v. i. [[root]163. See {Stay} to hold up, prop.] 1. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still. [1913 Webster] She would command the hasty sun to stay. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Stay, I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stay — stay1 [stā] n. [ME staie < OE stæg, akin to Du stag < IE * stāk , to stand, place < base * sta : see STAND] a heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy vt. to brace or support with a… …   English World dictionary

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  • stay in — To remain at home • • • Main Entry: ↑stay * * * ˌstay ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stay in he/she/it stays in …   Useful english dictionary

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