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Guy vs. Stay

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Guynoun

(British) An effigy of a man burned on a bonfire on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (5th November).

Stayverb

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

Guynoun

(dated) A person of eccentric appearance or dress; a "fright".

Stayverb

(transitive) To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.

Guynoun

(colloquial) A man, fellow.

Stayverb

(transitive) To stop; detain; keep back; delay; hinder.

Guynoun

A person see usage notes.

Stayverb

(transitive) To restrain; withhold; check; stop.

Guynoun

Thing, creature.

‘The dog's left foreleg was broken, poor little guy.’;

Stayverb

(transitive) To cause to cease; to put an end to.

Guynoun

Thing, unit.

‘This guy, here, controls the current, and this guy, here, measures the voltage.’; ‘This guy is the partial derivative of that guy with respect to x.’;

Stayverb

(transitive) To put off; defer; postpone; delay; keep back.

‘The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.’;

Guynoun

Buster, Mack, fella, bud, man.

‘Hey, guy, give a man a break, would ya?’;

Stayverb

(transitive) To hold the attention of. en

Guynoun

A guide; a leader or conductor.

Stayverb

To bear up under; to endure; to hold out against; to resist.

Guynoun

A support rope or cable used to guide, steady or secure something which is being hoisted or lowered.

Stayverb

To wait for; await.

Guynoun

A support to secure or steady something prone to shift its position or be carried away (e.g. the mast of a ship or a suspension-bridge).

Stayverb

To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.

Guyverb

(intransitive) To exhibit an effigy of Guy Fawkes around the 5th November.

Stayverb

To rest; depend; rely.

Guyverb

(transitive) To make fun of, to ridicule with wit or innuendo.

Stayverb

To stop; come to a stand or standstill.

Guyverb

To play in a comedic manner.

Stayverb

To come to an end; cease.

‘That day the storm stayed.’;

Guyverb

To equip with a support cable.

Stayverb

To dwell; linger; tarry; wait.

Guynoun

A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened.

Stayverb

To make a stand; to stand firm.

Guynoun

A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.

‘The lady . . . who dresses like a guy.’;

Stayverb

To hold out, as in a race or contest; last or persevere to the end.

‘That horse stays well.’;

Guynoun

A person of queer looks or dress.

Stayverb

(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.’;

Guynoun

A man or young man; a fellow; - usually contrasted with gals or girls as, it was fun for both the guys and gals; the guys were watching football while the girls played bridge.

Stayverb

To wait; rest in patience or expectation.

Guynoun

A member of a group of either sex, usually a friend or comrade; - usually used in the pl.; as, tell the guys to come inside; are any of you guys interested in a game of tennis?.

Stayverb

To wait as an attendant; give ceremonious or submissive attendance.

Guyverb

To steady or guide with a guy.

Stayverb

(intransitive) To continue to have a particular quality.

‘Wear gloves so your hands stay warm.’;

Guyverb

To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.

Stayverb

To live; reside

‘Hey, where do you stay at?’;

Guynoun

an informal term for a youth or man;

‘a nice guy’; ‘the guy's only doing it for some doll’;

Stayverb

To brace or support with a stay or stays

‘stay a mast’;

Guynoun

an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

Stayverb

To incline forward, aft, or to one side by means of stays.

Guynoun

a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent)

Stayverb

To tack; put on the other tack.

‘to stay ship’;

Guyverb

subject to laughter or ridicule;

‘The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house’; ‘The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher’; ‘His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday’;

Stayverb

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

Guyverb

steady or support with with a guy wire or cable;

‘The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing’;

Staynoun

Continuance or a period of time spent in a place; abode for an indefinite time; sojourn.

‘I hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.’;

Guynoun

a man

‘he's a nice guy’;

Staynoun

A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.

‘The governor granted a stay of execution.’;

Guynoun

people of either sex

‘you guys want some coffee?’;

Staynoun

(archaic) A stop; a halt; a break or cessation of action, motion, or progress.

‘stand at a stay’;

Guynoun

a figure representing Guy Fawkes, burnt on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night, and often displayed by children begging for money for fireworks.

Staynoun

A fixed state; fixedness; stability; permanence.

Guynoun

a rope or line fixed to the ground to secure a tent or other structure.

Staynoun

(nautical) A station or fixed anchorage for vessels.

Guyverb

make fun of; ridicule

‘she never stopped guying him about his weight’;

Staynoun

Restraint of passion; prudence; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.

Guyverb

secure with a guy or guys

‘it was set on concrete footings and guyed with steel cable’;

Staynoun

(obsolete) Hindrance; let; check.

Staynoun

A prop; a support.

Staynoun

A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.

‘Where are the stays for my collar?’;

Staynoun

(plural) A corset

Staynoun

(archaic) A fastening for a garment; a hook; a clasp; anything to hang another thing on.

Staynoun

(nautical) A strong rope or wire supporting a mast, and leading from one masthead down to some other, or other part of the vessel.

Staynoun

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.’;

Staynoun

The transverse piece in a chain-cable link.

Stayadjective

Steep; ascending.

Stayadjective

(of a roof) Steeply pitched.

Stayadjective

Difficult to negotiate; not easy to access; sheer.

Stayadjective

Stiff; upright; unbending; reserved; haughty; proud.

Stayadverb

Steeply.

Staynoun

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.

Staynoun

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.’;

Staynoun

A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.

‘How the strait stays the slender waist constrain.’;

Staynoun

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.’;

Staynoun

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.’;

Staynoun

Hindrance; let; check.

‘They were able to read good authors without any stay, if the book were not false.’;

Staynoun

Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.

‘The wisdom, stay, and moderation of the king.’; ‘With prudent stay he long deferredThe rough contention.’;

Staynoun

Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.

Stayverb

To cause to cease; to put an end to.

‘Stay your strife.’; ‘For flattering planets seemed to sayThis child should ills of ages stay.’;

Stayverb

To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.

Stayverb

To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

To continue in a state.

‘The flames augment, and stayAt their full height, then languish to decay.’;

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

To dwell; to tarry; to linger.

‘I must stay a little on one action.’;

Stayverb

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.’;

Stayverb

To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.

‘Here my commission stays.’;

Stayverb

To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.

Stayverb

To change tack, as a ship.

Staynoun

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’;

Staynoun

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’;

Staynoun

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’;

Staynoun

(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar

Staynoun

a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)

Stayverb

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’;

Stayverb

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!’;

Stayverb

dwell;

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

Stayverb

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’;

Stayverb

remain behind;

‘I had to stay at home and watch the children’;

Stayverb

stop or halt;

‘Please stay the bloodshed!’;

Stayverb

stay behind;

‘The smell stayed in the room’; ‘The hostility remained long after they made up’;

Stayverb

a trial of endurance;

‘ride out the storm’;

Stayverb

stop a judicial process;

‘The judge stayed the execution order’;

Stayverb

fasten with stays

Stayverb

overcome or allay;

‘quell my hunger’;

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