stay verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “stay” - Learner’s Dictionary

stay

verb
 
 
/steɪ/
NOT LEAVE [I] A1 to continue to be in a place, job, etc and not leave: The weather was bad so we stayed at home. Do you want to stay in teaching?Staying and remainingWaitingLiving or sleeping somewhere
IN A STATE [T] B1 to continue to be in a particular state: The supermarket stays open late. I was tired and couldn't stay awake.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
VISIT [I, T] A2 to spend a short period of time in a place: We stayed in a hotel. We're going to stay with my grandmother.Visiting
stay put informal to continue to be in the same place: He told me to stay put while he fetched the car.Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of stay verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More