“I’ve been very good at staying up ‘til 5am myself in the past,” she says, laughing.
The family plans on staying at the house as long as possible.
It was his little way of staying in touch, letting me know what was going on in his life.
She promised me that she will give much thought to this question, so I am staying tuned.
His staying power is a testament to the poptimist adage that if someone likes something, it must have some merit.
It could not answer the purpose of arresting inquiry and staying investigation.
I shall be staying with Aunt Cornelia a few days after to-morrow.
They are staying at the seaside place, to which they come every summer.
Austin had come down for Whitsuntide, and a lady was staying in the house.
I can only assume it was the uncle he had been staying with.
"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+)