Meaning of "stay" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /steɪ/

A1 to continue to be in a place, job, etc. and not leave:

The weather was bad so we stayed home.

A2 to spend a short period of time in a place:

We stayed in a hotel.

B1 to continue to be in a particular state:

The supermarket stays open late.

(Definition of “stay verb” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)