Tamil Dictionary definitions for Stay

Stay : தங்கியிரு, இருப்பதற்கு

Stay : இரு,இருப்பதற்கு,தங்கியிரு,தங்கியிரு,இருப்பதற்கு

Stay definition


  1. 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.
  2. That which serves as a prop; a support.
  3. A corset stiffened with whalebone or other material, worn by women, and rarely by men.
  4. Continuance in a place; abode for a space of time; sojourn; as, you make a short stay in this city.
  5. Cessation of motion or progression; stand; stop.
  6. Hindrance; let; check.
  7. Restraint of passion; moderation; caution; steadiness; sobriety.
  8. Strictly, a part in tension to hold the parts together, or stiffen them.

Intransitive verb.

  1. To stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support.
  2. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part or for the time.
  3. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist successfully.
  4. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to stop; to hold.
  5. To hinde/; to delay; to detain; to keep back.
  6. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for.
  7. To cause to cease; to put an end to.
  8. To fasten or secure with stays; as, to stay a flat sheet in a steam boiler.
  9. To tack, as a vessel, so that the other side of the vessel shall be presented to the wind.
  10. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still.
  11. To continue in a state.
  12. To wait; to attend; to forbear to act.
  13. To dwell; to tarry; to linger.
  14. To rest; to depend; to rely; to stand; to insist.
  15. To come to an end; to cease; as, that day the storm stayed.
  16. To hold out in a race or other contest; as, a horse stays well.
  17. To change tack; as a ship.