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Stand vs. Stay

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Standverb

(heading) To position or be positioned physically.

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(intransitive) To support oneself on the feet in an erect position.

‘Here I stand, wondering what to do next.’;

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(intransitive) To rise to one’s feet; to stand up.

‘Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.’;

Stayverb

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

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Standverb

(intransitive) To remain motionless.

‘Do not leave your car standing in the road.’;

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(intransitive) To be placed in an upright or vertical orientation.

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(transitive) To place in an upright or standing position.

‘He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.’;

Stayverb

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

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

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Standverb

(intransitive) To occupy or hold a place; to be set, placed, fixed, located, or situated.

‘Paris stands on the Seine.’;

Stayverb

(transitive) To hold the attention of. en

Standverb

(intransitive) To measure when erect on the feet.

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(intransitive) (of tears) To be present, to have welled up (in the eyes).

Stayverb

To wait for; await.

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Standverb

(heading) To position or be positioned mentally.

Stayverb

To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.

Standverb

To be positioned to gain or lose.

‘He stands to get a good price for the house.’;

Stayverb

To rest; depend; rely.

Standverb

To tolerate.

‘I can’t stand when people don’t read the instructions.’; ‘I can’t stand him.’;

Stayverb

To stop; come to a stand or standstill.

Standverb

(intransitive) To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

Stayverb

To come to an end; cease.

‘That day the storm stayed.’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.

Stayverb

To dwell; linger; tarry; wait.

Standverb

To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.

Stayverb

To make a stand; to stand firm.

Standverb

(heading) To position or be positioned socially.

Stayverb

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

‘That horse stays well.’;

Standverb

To act as an umpire.

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.’;

Standverb

(transitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.

‘The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.’;

Stayverb

To wait; rest in patience or expectation.

Standverb

To seek election.

‘He is standing for election to the local council.’;

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(intransitive) To be valid.

‘What I said yesterday still stands.’;

Stayverb

(intransitive) To continue to have a particular quality.

‘Wear gloves so your hands stay warm.’;

Standverb

(transitive) To oppose, usually as a team, in competition.

Stayverb

To live; reside

‘Hey, where do you stay at?’;

Standverb

(transitive) To cover the expense of; to pay for.

‘to stand a treat’;

Stayverb

To brace or support with a stay or stays

‘stay a mast’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation.

‘Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.’;

Stayverb

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

Standverb

(intransitive) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

Stayverb

To tack; put on the other tack.

‘to stay ship’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To appear in court.

Stayverb

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

Standverb

Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).

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.’;

Standverb

(intransitive) To remain without ruin or injury.

Staynoun

A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.

‘The governor granted a stay of execution.’;

Standverb

(card games) To stop asking for more cards; to keep one's hand as it has been dealt so far.

Staynoun

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

‘stand at a stay’;

Standnoun

The act of standing.

Staynoun

A fixed state; fixedness; stability; permanence.

Standnoun

A defensive position or effort.

‘The Commander says we will make our stand here.’;

Staynoun

(nautical) A station or fixed anchorage for vessels.

Standnoun

A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.

‘They took a firm stand against copyright infringement.’;

Staynoun

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

Standnoun

A period of performance in a given location or venue.

‘They have a four-game stand at home against the Yankees.’; ‘They spent the summer touring giving 4 one-night stands a week.’;

Staynoun

(obsolete) Hindrance; let; check.

Standnoun

A device to hold something upright or aloft.

‘He set the music upon the stand and began to play.’; ‘an umbrella stand;’; ‘a hat-stand’;

Staynoun

A prop; a support.

Standnoun

The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.

‘She took the stand and quietly answered questions.’;

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?’;

Standnoun

A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.

‘This stand of pines is older than the one next to it.’;

Staynoun

(plural) A corset

Standnoun

(forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.

Staynoun

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

Standnoun

A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.

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.

Standnoun

A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.

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.’;

Standnoun

A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait.

‘a taxi stand’;

Staynoun

The transverse piece in a chain-cable link.

Standnoun

The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.

‘a good, bad, or convenient stand for business’;

Stayadjective

Steep; ascending.

Standnoun

(sports) Grandstand. often in the plural

Stayadjective

(of a roof) Steeply pitched.

Standnoun

(cricket) A partnership.

Stayadjective

Difficult to negotiate; not easy to access; sheer.

Standnoun

A single set, as of arms.

Stayadjective

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

Standnoun

(obsolete) Rank; post; station; standing.

Stayadverb

Steeply.

Standnoun

(dated) A state of perplexity or embarrassment.

‘to be at a stand what to do’;

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.

Standnoun

A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.

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.’;

Standnoun

(obsolete) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch.

Staynoun

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

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

Standnoun

A location or position where one may stand.

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.’;

Standverb

To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm position

‘It stands as it were to the ground yglued.’; ‘The ruined wallStands when its wind-worn battlements are gone.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To occupy or hold a place; to have a situation; to be situated or located; as, Paris stands on the Seine.

‘Wite ye not where there stands a little town?’;

Staynoun

Hindrance; let; check.

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

Standverb

To cease from progress; not to proceed; to stop; to pause; to halt; to remain stationary.

‘I charge thee, stand,And tell thy name.’; ‘The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.’;

Staynoun

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

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

Standverb

To remain without ruin or injury; to hold good against tendencies to impair or injure; to be permanent; to endure; to last; hence, to find endurance, strength, or resources.

‘My mind on its own center stands unmoved.’;

Staynoun

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

Standverb

To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.

‘Readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.

‘The king granted the Jews . . . to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To adhere to fixed principles; to maintain moral rectitude; to keep from falling into error or vice.

‘We must labor so as to stand with godliness, according to his appointment.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation; as, Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.

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.’;

Standverb

To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.

‘Accomplish what your signs foreshow;I stand resigned, and am prepared to go.’; ‘Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not tarry.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To be consistent; to agree; to accord.

‘Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothingBut what may stand with honor.’;

Stayverb

To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.

Standverb

To hold a course at sea; as, to stand from the shore; to stand for the harbor.

‘From the same parts of heaven his navy stands.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To offer one's self, or to be offered, as a candidate.

‘He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the university.’;

Stayverb

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

Standverb

To stagnate; not to flow; to be motionless.

‘Or the black water of Pomptina stands.’;

Stayverb

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

Standverb

To measure when erect on the feet.

‘Six feet two, as I think, he stands.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To be or remain as it is; to continue in force; to have efficacy or validity; to abide.

Stayverb

To continue in a state.

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

Standverb

To be, or signify that one is, willing to play with one's hand as dealt.

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.’;

Standverb

To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.

Stayverb

To dwell; to tarry; to linger.

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

Standverb

To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.

‘He stood the furious foe.’;

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.’;

Standverb

To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.

‘Bid him disband his legions, . . . And stand the judgment of a Roman senate.’;

Stayverb

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

‘Here my commission stays.’;

Standverb

To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.

Stayverb

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

Standverb

To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.

Stayverb

To change tack, as a ship.

Standnoun

The act of standing.

‘I took my stand upon an eminence . . . to look into their several ladings.’;

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’;

Standnoun

A halt or stop for the purpose of defense, resistance, or opposition; as, to come to, or to make, a stand.

‘Vice is at stand, and at the highest flow.’;

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’;

Standnoun

A place or post where one stands; a place where one may stand while observing or waiting for something.

‘I have found you out a stand most fit,Where you may have such vantage on the duke,He shall not pass you.’;

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’;

Standnoun

A station in a city or town where carriages or wagons stand for hire; as, a cab stand.

Staynoun

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

Standnoun

A raised platform or station where a race or other outdoor spectacle may be viewed; as, the judge's or the grand stand at a race course.

Staynoun

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

Standnoun

A small table; also, something on or in which anything may be laid, hung, or placed upright; as, a hatstand; an umbrella stand; a music stand.

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’;

Standnoun

The place where a witness stands to testify in court.

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!’;

Standnoun

The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.; as, a good, bad, or convenient stand for business.

Stayverb

dwell;

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

Standnoun

Rank; post; station; standing.

‘Father, since your fortune did attainSo high a stand, I mean not to descend.’;

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’;

Standnoun

A state of perplexity or embarrassment; as, to be at a stand what to do.

Stayverb

remain behind;

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

Standnoun

A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.

Stayverb

stop or halt;

‘Please stay the bloodshed!’;

Standnoun

A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, - used in weighing pitch.

Stayverb

stay behind;

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

Standnoun

a support or foundation;

‘the base of the lamp’;

Stayverb

a trial of endurance;

‘ride out the storm’;

Standnoun

the position where a thing or person stands

Stayverb

stop a judicial process;

‘The judge stayed the execution order’;

Standnoun

a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area;

‘they cut down a stand of trees’;

Stayverb

fasten with stays

Standnoun

a small table for holding articles of various kinds;

‘a bedside stand’;

Stayverb

overcome or allay;

‘quell my hunger’;

Standnoun

a support for displaying various articles;

‘the newspapers were arranged on a rack’;

Standnoun

an interruption of normal activity

Standnoun

a mental position from which things are viewed;

‘we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians’; ‘teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events’;

Standnoun

a booth where articles are displayed for sale

Standnoun

a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance;

‘a one-night stand’;

Standnoun

tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)

Standnoun

a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air

Standnoun

a defensive effort;

‘the army made a final stand at the Rhone’;

Standverb

be standing; be upright;

‘We had to stand for the entire performance!’;

Standverb

be in some specified state or condition;

‘I stand corrected’;

Standverb

occupy a place or location, also metaphorically;

‘We stand on common ground’;

Standverb

hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright;

‘I am standing my ground and won't give in!’;

Standverb

have or maintain a position or stand on an issue;

‘Where do you stand on the War?’;

Standverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

‘I cannot bear his constant criticism’; ‘The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks’; ‘he learned to tolerate the heat’; ‘She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage’;

Standverb

remain inactive or immobile;

‘standing water’;

Standverb

be in effect; be or remain in force;

‘The law stands!’;

Standverb

be tall; have a height of; copula;

‘She stands 6 feet tall’;

Standverb

put into an upright position;

‘Can you stand the bookshelf up?’;

Standverb

withstand the force of something;

‘The trees resisted her’; ‘stand the test of time’; ‘The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow’;

Standverb

be available for stud services;

‘male domestic animals such as stallions serve selected females’;

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