Andrew says he and Mark did not understand her decision to stay with Bernie.
My BlackBerry enables me to stay slightly on top of the pile while out of the office.
Roth, priggish to the end, responds, "I'm warning you—stay away from my kids!"
Clever Indians may decide to stay home and devote their talents to resolving the pressing problems of India.
Today, Yazidis say they will never return home, because they do not feel they can stay safe and protected.
Then the boy relinquishes his intention and agrees to stay at home.
"I can stay over night," said Pen, like a child out of school.
But first you must promise to stay as my guest for six months.
"I wish we could stay and see the end of this," said one of the members.
The shock upset her at first, and she wanted Theo to stay behind.
"to remain," mid-15c., from Middle French estai-, stem of ester "to stay or stand," from Old French, from Latin stare "to stand" (cf. Italian stare, Spanish estar "to stand, to be"), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally "come to a halt;" sense of "remain" is first recorded 1570s.
Noun senses of "appliance for stopping," "period of remaining in a place," and (judicial) "suspension of proceeding" all developed 1525-1550. Stay-at-home (adj.) is from 1806. Stay put is first recorded 1843, American English. "To stay put is to keep still, remain in order. A vulgar expression" [Bartlett]. Phrase stay the course is originally (1885) in reference to horses holding out till the end of a race.
"support, prop, brace," 1510s, from Middle French estaie "piece of wood used as a support," perhaps from Frankish *staka "support," from Proto-Germanic *stagaz (cf. Middle Dutch stake "stick," Old English steli "steel" stæg "rope used to support a mast"), from PIE *stak- (see stay (n.2)). If not, then from the root of stay (v.). Stays "laced underbodice" is attested from c.1600.
"strong rope which supports a ship's mast," from Old English stæg, from Proto-Germanic *stagan (cf. Dutch stag, Low German stach, German Stag, Old Norse stag), from PIE *stak-, ultimately an extended form of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). The verb meaning "secure or steady with stays" is first recorded 1620s.
To maintain a penile erection (1960s+)