Definition of "Stay" :
noun: continuing or remaining in a place or state
"They had a nice stay in Paris."
noun: (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
noun: a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
noun: a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
"The Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court."
noun: the state of inactivity following an interruption
"The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow."
verb: stay the same; remain in a certain state
verb: stop or halt
"Please stay the bloodshed!."
verb: overcome or allay
verb: fasten with stays
verb: stay put (in a certain place)
"We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati."
verb: remain behind
"I had to stay at home and watch the children."
verb: stop a judicial process
"The judge stayed the execution order."
verb: hang on during a trial of endurance
"You can stay with me while you are in town."
verb: continue in a place, position, or situation
"After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser."
verb: stay behind
"The smell stayed in the room."