"Stay" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her seventh studio album, Unapologetic . It features guest vocals by Mikky Ekko, and was released as the second single from the album on January 7, 2013. "Stay" was co-written by Ekko and Justin Parker. It is a pop ballad, featuring piano and guitar chords. The song's lyrical content regards the temptation and failure of resisting a true love. "Stay" garnered a mostly positive response from music critics, who were divided in their opinion regarding the balladry, with most describing it as a standout track on the album, while a few labeled it as boring. However, ...

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  1. A strong rope supporting a mast, and leading from the head of one mast down to some other, or other part of the vessel.
  2. 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.
  3. The transverse piece in a link.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A prop; a support.
  2. A fastening for a garment; a hook; a clasp; anything to hang another thing on.
  3. That which holds or restrains; obstacle; check; hindrance; restraint.
  4. A stop; a halt; a break or cessation of action, motion, or progress.
  5. A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
    The governor granted a stay of execution.
  6. A standstill; a state of rest; entire cessation of motion or progress.
    stand at a stay
  7. A fixed state; fixedness; stability; permanence.
  8. Continuance or a period of time spent in a place; abode for an indefinite time; sojourn.
    I hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.
  9. A station or fixed anchorage for vessels.
  10. Restraint of passion; prudence; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
  11. A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
    Where are the stays for my collar?
  12. Hindrance; let; check.
  13. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.


  1. To incline forward, aft, or to one side by means of stays.
    stay a mast
  2. To tack; put on the other tack.
    to stay ship
  3. To change; tack; go about; be in stays, as a ship.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To prop; support; sustain; hold up; steady.
  2. To stop; detain; keep back; delay; hinder.
  3. To restrain; withhold; check; stop.
  4. To put off; defer; postpone; delay; keep back.
  5. To hold the attention of.
  6. To bear up under; to endure; to hold out against; to resist.
  7. To wait for; await.
  8. To rest; depend; rely.
  9. To stop; come to a stand or standstill.
  10. To come to an end; cease.
    That day the storm stayed.
  11. To dwell; linger; tarry; wait.
  12. To make a stand; stand.
  13. To hold out, as in a race or contest; last or persevere to the end.
    That horse stays well.
  14. To remain in a particular place, especially for an indefinite time; sojourn; abide.
  15. To wait; rest in patience or expectation.
  16. To wait as an attendant; give ceremonious or submissive attendance.
  17. To continue to have a particular quality.
  18. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
  19. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
  20. To cause to cease; to put an end to.
  21. To fasten or secure with stays.
    to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler


  1. Steep; ascending.
  2. Steeply pitched.
  3. Difficult to negotiate; not easy to access; sheer.
  4. Stiff; upright; unbending; reserved; haughty; proud.


  1. Steeply.

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