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Remain vs. Stay: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
"Remain" means to continue to exist, while "stay" suggests persisting in a place or condition without moving.
Remain vs. Stay

Key Differences

"Remain" often implies a state of continuation or being left behind, whereas "stay" suggests a conscious choice to not leave a place or position. To remain somewhere can denote a condition or situation that persists over time, but to stay can also imply temporary halting or pausing in a location or state.
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"Remain" is used to express the idea of parts or aspects being left after others have gone or changed; "stay" focuses on the act of continuing in a place. For instance, after a party, the decorations remain, but guests may choose to stay longer.
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While "remain" carries a sense of what's left after a process, "stay" can indicate duration or resistance to change. You might remain calm in a crisis, but you choose to stay calm despite the noise.
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"Remain" fits well in contexts involving residues or remnants, as it conveys what continues to exist. "Stay," however, is more about the continuation of an action or maintaining a position. Instructions often use "stay" to command someone to continue in their current state or location.
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In formal contexts, "remain" is preferred for a state that is expected to continue, while "stay" is often used in more casual or immediate contexts. A company might remain in business for years, but an individual might stay at a job for only a few months.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

To continue to exist or be left after others have gone or ended.
To continue in a place or condition, or to delay leaving.
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Connotation

Suggests something is left over or continuing by default.
Implies a decision or intent to not move or change.
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Usage in Time

Often refers to an indefinite period or after an event.
Usually denotes a temporary or defined duration.
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Formality

Generally more formal.
Generally less formal, often used in everyday speech.
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Variants

Less commonly varied.
Can be used in different variants like "stay put" or "stay away."
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Remain and Stay Definitions

Remain

To continue in place without moving or being moved.
The ruins remain as a testament to the past.
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Stay

To remain in a place rather than leave.
Please stay with me during the concert.
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Remain

To continue to exist.
After the sale, only a few items remained.
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Stay

To reside temporarily.
We will stay at a hotel for the weekend.
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Remain

To be left after others have gone.
She remained in the office after everyone else left.
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Stay

To continue to be in a place or condition
Stay home.
Stay calm.
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Remain

To continue in the same state or condition
These matters remain in doubt.
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Stay

To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger
Stayed at a motel.
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Remain

To continue to be in the same place; stay or stay behind
We are remaining at home.
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Stay

To linger or wait in order to do or experience something
We stayed to watch the final minutes of the game.
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Remain

To be left after the removal, loss, passage, or destruction of others
Only a few trees remained after the storm. ].
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Stay

To continue or persist in an action or activity
Stayed with the original plan.
Stayed in college.
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Remain

That which is left; relic; remainder.
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Stay

To keep up in a race or contest
Tried to stay with the lead runner.
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Remain

(in the plural) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
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Stay

(Games) To meet a bet in poker without raising it.
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Remain

Posthumous works or productions, especially literary works.
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Stay

(Archaic) To stop moving or stop doing something.
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(obsolete) State of remaining; stay.
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Stay

To remain during
Stayed the week with my parents.
Stayed the duration of the game.
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Remain

To stay after others or other parts have been removed or otherwise disappeared.
After three rounds of interviews, only 5 candidates remained.
I like to make more than enough food if I have people round for dinner, so I can eat my way through what remains in the following days.
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Stay

To stop or restrain; check
Doubt stayed his hand.
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Remain

(mathematics) To be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
If you divide 20 apples between three people, each gets six and two remain.
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Stay

To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings
Stay a prisoner's execution.
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Remain

To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
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Stay

To satisfy or appease temporarily
Stayed his anger.
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Remain

To await; to be left to.
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Stay

(Archaic) To wait for; await
"I will not stay thy questions. Let me go.
/ Or if thou follow me, do not believe / But I shall do thee mischief in the wood" (Shakespeare).
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Remain

(copulative) To continue in a state of being.
There was no food in the house, so I had to remain hungry.
The light remained red for two full minutes.
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Stay

To brace, support, or prop up
The tower is stayed with cables.
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To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
Gather up the fragments that remain.
Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
That . . . remains to be proved.
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Stay

To put (a ship) on the opposite tack or to come about.
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To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
Remain a widow at thy father's house.
Childless thou art; childless remain.
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Stay

A brief period of residence or visiting.
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Remain

To await; to be left to.
The easier conquest now remains thee.
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Stay

The order by which a planned action is stayed.
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Remain

State of remaining; stay.
Which often, since my here remain in England,I 've seen him do.
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Stay

The consequence of such an order.
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Remain

That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural.
When this remain of horror has entirely subsided.
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Stay

The act of halting; check.
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That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
Old warriors whose adored remainsIn weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains!
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Stay

The act of coming to a halt.
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Remain

The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
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A support or brace.
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Remain

Stay the same; remain in a certain state;
The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
Rest assured
Stay alone
He remained unmoved by her tears
The bad weather continued for another week
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A strip of bone, plastic, or metal, used to stiffen a garment or part, such as a corset or shirt collar.
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Remain

Continue in a place, position, or situation;
After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
Stay with me, please
Despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
She continued as deputy mayor for another year
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Stay

Stays A corset.
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Remain

Be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.;
There remains the question of who pulled the trigger
Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war
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Stay

(Nautical) A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support for a mast or spar.
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Remain

Stay behind;
The smell stayed in the room
The hostility remained long after they made up
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Stay

A rope used to steady, guide, or brace.
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Remain

To persist in a state or condition.
He remained silent during the interrogation.
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Stay

(transitive) To prop; support; sustain; hold up; steady.
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Remain

To be left as a residue or remainder.
Stains remain on the carpet despite cleaning.
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(transitive) To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
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Stay

To stop; detain; keep back; delay; hinder.
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To restrain; withhold; check; stop.
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Stay

To cause to cease; to put an end to.
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Stay

To put off; defer; postpone; delay; keep back.
The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
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(transitive) To hold the attention of. en
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To bear up under; to endure; to hold out against; to resist.
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Stay

To wait for; await.
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Stay

To remain for the purpose of; to stay to take part in or be present at (a meal, ceremony etc.).
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Stay

To rest; depend; rely.
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Stay

To stop; come to a stand or standstill.
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Stay

To come to an end; cease.
That day the storm stayed.
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Stay

To dwell; linger; tarry; wait.
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Stay

To make a stand; to stand firm.
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Stay

(intransitive) To hold out, as in a race or contest; last or persevere to the end; to show staying power.
That horse stays well.
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Stay

(intransitive) To remain in a particular place, especially for a definite or short period of time; sojourn; abide.
We stayed in Hawaii for a week.
I can only stay for an hour.
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Stay

To wait; rest in patience or expectation.
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To wait as an attendant; give ceremonious or submissive attendance.
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Stay

To continue to have a particular quality.
Wear gloves so your hands stay warm.
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Stay

To live; reside
Hey, where do you stay at?
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To brace or support with a stay or stays
Stay a mast
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To incline forward, aft, or to one side by means of stays.
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Stay

To tack; put on the other tack.
To stay ship
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Stay

To change; tack; go about; be in stays, as a ship.
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Stay

Continuance or a period of time spent in a place; abode for an indefinite time.
I hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.
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Stay

(legal) A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
The governor granted a stay of execution.
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(archaic) A stop; a halt; a break or cessation of action, motion, or progress.
Stand at a stay
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A fixed state; fixedness; stability; permanence.
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(nautical) A station or fixed anchorage for vessels.
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Restraint of passion; prudence; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
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(obsolete) Hindrance; let; check.
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A prop; a support.
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A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
Where are the stays for my collar?
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(in the plural) A corset.
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(archaic) A fastening for a garment; a hook; a clasp; anything to hang another thing on.
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(nautical) A strong rope or wire supporting a mast, and leading from one masthead down to some other, or other part of the vessel.
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A guy, rope, or wire supporting or stabilizing a platform, such as a bridge, a pole, such as a tentpole, the mast of a derrick, or other structural element.
The engineer insisted on using stays for the scaffolding.
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The transverse piece in a chain-cable link.
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Steep; ascending.
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(of a roof) Steeply pitched.
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Difficult to negotiate; not easy to access; sheer.
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Stiff; upright; unbending; reserved; haughty; proud.
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Steeply.
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A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship.
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Stay

That which serves as a prop; a support.
Trees serve as so many stays for their vines.
Lord Liverpool is the single stay of this ministry.
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A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
How the strait stays the slender waist constrain.
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Stay

Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
Make haste, and leave thy business and thy care;No mortal interest can be worth thy stay.
Embrace the hero and his stay implore.
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Stay

Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
Made of sphere metal, never to decayUntil his revolution was at stay.
Affairs of state seemed rather to stand at a stay.
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Stay

Hindrance; let; check.
They were able to read good authors without any stay, if the book were not false.
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Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
The wisdom, stay, and moderation of the king.
With prudent stay he long deferredThe rough contention.
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Stay

Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.
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To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side.
Sallows and reeds . . . for vineyards useful foundTo stay thy vines.
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To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
He has devoured a whole loaf of bread and butter, and it has not staid his stomach for a minute.
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To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes.
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Stay

To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
Him backward overthrew and down him stayedWith their rude hands and grisly grapplement.
All that may stay their minds from thinking that true which they heartily wish were false.
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Stay

To hinder; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
Your ships are stayed at Venice.
This business staid me in London almost a week.
I was willing to stay my reader on an argument that appeared to me new.
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Stay

To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
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Stay

To cause to cease; to put an end to.
Stay your strife.
For flattering planets seemed to sayThis child should ills of ages stay.
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Stay

To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
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To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
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To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
She would command the hasty sun to stay.
Stay, I command you; stay and hear me first.
I stay a little longer, as one staysTo cover up the embers that still burn.
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Stay

To continue in a state.
The flames augment, and stayAt their full height, then languish to decay.
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To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
I 'll tell thee all my whole deviceWhen I am in my coach, which stays for us.
The father can not stay any longer for the fortune.
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Stay

To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
I must stay a little on one action.
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Stay

To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
I stay here on my bond.
Ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon.
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Stay

To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
Here my commission stays.
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Stay

To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
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To change tack, as a ship.
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Continuing or remaining in a place or state;
They had a nice stay in Paris
A lengthy hospital stay
A four-month stay in bankruptcy court
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Stay

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
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Stay

The state of inactivity following an interruption;
The negotiations were in arrest
Held them in check
During the halt he got some lunch
The momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
He spent the entire stop in his seat
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(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
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A thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
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Stay the same; remain in a certain state;
The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
Rest assured
Stay alone
He remained unmoved by her tears
The bad weather continued for another week
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Stay

Stay put (in a certain place);
We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati
Stay put in the corner here!
Stick around and you will learn something!
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Stay

Dwell;
You can stay with me while you are in town
Stay a bit longer--the day is still young
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Stay

Continue in a place, position, or situation;
After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
Stay with me, please
Despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
She continued as deputy mayor for another year
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Stay

Remain behind;
I had to stay at home and watch the children
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Stay

Stop or halt;
Please stay the bloodshed!
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Stay

Stay behind;
The smell stayed in the room
The hostility remained long after they made up
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Stay

A trial of endurance;
Ride out the storm
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Stay

Stop a judicial process;
The judge stayed the execution order
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Stay

Fasten with stays
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Stay

Overcome or allay;
Quell my hunger
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Stay

To continue in a specified state or condition.
He decided to stay awake until dawn.
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Stay

To delay leaving a place.
Can you stay a little longer?
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Stay

To stop or halt.
Stay the proceedings until further notice.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Do "remain" and "stay" have the same level of formality?

"Remain" is generally more formal, while "stay" is more colloquial.
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Can "remain" indicate a physical location?

"Remain" can refer to a physical location but often focuses on the aspect of something that persists.
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What does "remain" imply in usage?

"Remain" often implies continuation or persistence of something's presence.
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What does "stay" suggest?

"Stay" usually suggests a voluntary act of not leaving a place or state.
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What kind of action does "stay" imply?

"Stay" implies an action that is usually conscious and deliberate.
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Can "remain" be used in commands?

"Remain" can be used in commands, often in a formal or authoritative context.
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Is "stay" used to express a temporary situation?

"Stay" often indicates a temporary situation or condition.
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Can "stay" be used in a formal report?

"Stay" can be used in formal reports but is less common than "remain."
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How are "remain" and "stay" different in context?

"Remain" fits contexts of leftovers or continuation by default; "stay" implies deliberate action.
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What does it mean to "stay put"?

"Stay put" means to remain in a specific location without moving.
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Does "remain" have synonyms?

Yes, synonyms for "remain" include persist, continue, and endure.
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How do "remain" and "stay" differ in their emotional connotations?

"Remain" is neutral, whereas "stay" can have emotional implications, such as in "stay with me."
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Can "remain" suggest a lack of change?

Yes, "remain" can suggest that something is unchanged.
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How is "stay" used in hospitality?

"Stay" is commonly used in hospitality to refer to temporary accommodation.
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How does "remain" relate to time?

"Remain" often relates to an indefinite time period, especially after certain events.
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Are there synonyms for "stay"?

Yes, synonyms for "stay" include linger, remain, and reside.
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Which word is used in legal contexts?

"Remain" is commonly used in legal contexts for its formal tone.
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Can "remain" imply a passive situation?

Yes, "remain" can imply a situation that exists without active maintenance.
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Is "stay" active or passive?

"Stay" is usually active, involving a decision or choice.
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Are "remain" and "stay" interchangeable?

They can be in some contexts, but they may convey different nuances.
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