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staid Explained

staid at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


staid at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1541, adjective use of stayed, pp. of stay (1). Originally "fixed, permanent;" the meaning "sober, sedate" first recorded 1557. ///

staid at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: From the past participle of stay]// serious, old-fashioned, and boring// --a staid old bachelor//

staid at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "staid":
arid, barren, calm, collected, composed, cool, decorous, demure,
dignified, dry, dull, earnest, earthbound, formal, frowning, grave,
grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, infecund, infertile, literal,
long-faced, moderate, mundane, no-nonsense, priggish, prim,
prosaic, prosing, prosy, quiet, restrained, rigid, sedate, serious,
serious-minded, smug, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solemn,
somber, starchy, stiff, stolid, stone-faced, straight-faced,
stuffy, temperate, thoughtful, unfanciful, unideal, unimaginative,
uninspired, uninventive, unoriginal, unpoetic, unromantic,
unromanticized, unsmiling, weighty

staid at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Inexcitability): unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, dispassionate, cold-blooded, stoical, philosophic, staid, sober, grave, demure, cool-headed, placid, calm, cool as a cucumber, serene, undemonstrative.

staid at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(staider, staidest) not amusing or interesting; boring and old-fashioned:
The museum is trying to get rid of its staid image.

Staid at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stay \Stay\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stayed}or {Staid}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Staying}.] [OF. estayer, F. ['e]tayer to prop, fr.
OF. estai, F. ['e]tai, a prop, probably fr. OD. stade,
staeye, a prop, akin to E. stead; or cf. stay a rope to
support a mast. Cf. {Staid}, a., {Stay}, v. i.]
1. 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. --Ex.
xvii. 12.

Sallows and reeds . . . for vineyards useful found
To stay thy vines. --Dryden.

2. 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. --Sir
W. Scott.

3. To bear up under; to endure; to support; to resist

She will not stay the siege of loving terms, Nor
bide the encounter of assailing eyes. --Shak.

4. To hold from proceeding; to withhold; to restrain; to
stop; to hold.

Him backward overthrew and down him stayed With
their rude hands grisly grapplement. --Spenser.

All that may stay their minds from thinking that
true which they heartly wish were false. --Hooker.

5. To hinde?; to delay; to detain; to keep back.

Your ships are stayed at Venice. --Shak.

This business staid me in London almost a week.

I was willing to stay my reader on an argument that
appeared to me new. --Locke.

6. To remain for the purpose of; to wait for. ``I stay dinner
there.'' --Shak.

7. To cause to cease; to put an end to.

Stay your strife. --Shak.

For flattering planets seemed to say This child
should ills of ages stay. --Emerson.

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

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

{To stay a mast} (Naut.), to incline it forward or aft, or to
one side, by the stays and backstays.

Staid \Staid\, a. [From {Stay} to stop.]
Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild,
volatile, or fanciful. ``Sober and staid persons.''

O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. --Milton.

Syn: Sober; grave; steady; steadfast; composed; regular;

staid at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : characterized by dignity and propriety [syn: {sedate}]

staid at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » stáid



Adjective use of Inter: term » stayed, past participle of Inter: term » stay.


* Inter: rhymes » eɪd
  • Inter: homophones » stayed


    Inter: en-adj » staider|staidest

  • Serious, organized, and professional; sober
    1. 1915, Category: w - :W. Somerset Maugham|W.S. Maugham, "Category: s - :Of Human Bondage/Chapter_CXII|Of Human Bondage":
    2. :He wondered what had become of the boys who were his companions: they were nearly thirty now; some would be dead, but others were married and had children; they were soldiers and parsons, doctors, lawyers; they were staid men who were beginning to put youth behind them.
    3. Always fixed in the same location; stationary


      * Inter: sense » serious composed, regular, sedate, steady


      * Inter: sense » serious fanciful, volatile, wild


      Inter: trans-top » Serious, organized, and professional; sober

  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|степенный

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Always fixed in the same location; stationary
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|неподвижный, Inter: t+ » ru|стационарный

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|formeel
    • Finnish: vakava, tosikkomainen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|terne

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|gesetzt, Inter: t+ » de|seriös
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estable, Inter: t- » es|fijo, Inter: t- » es|estático, Inter: t- » es|sedentario

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * adits, tsadi


    Etymology 1

    Inter: rfe » lang=ga


    Inter: ga-noun » g=f|staide|staideanna
  • stadium
    1. furlong
      Inter: ga-decl-f2 » st|aid|aide|pl=aideanna
      * Inter: l » ga|staidiam

    Category: Category:ga:Units of measure -

    Etymology 2

    Inter: rfe » lang=ga


    Inter: ga-noun » g=f|staide|staideanna
  • state, condition
    Inter: ga-decl-f2 » st|aid|aide|pl=aideanna
    Derived terms
    * Inter: l » ga|soladstaid, Inter: l » ga|staid sholadach

  • Translation: et » staid
    Translation: el » staid
    Translation: fr » staid
    Translation: ko » staid
    Translation: io » staid
    Translation: kn » staid
    Translation: li » staid
    Translation: hu » staid
    Translation: my » staid
    Translation: pl » staid
    Translation: ru » staid
    Translation: fi » staid
    Translation: ta » staid
    Translation: te » staid
    Translation: vi » staid
    Translation: zh » staid

    stáid at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » staid


    Etymology 1

    Inter: rfe » lang=ga


    Inter: ga-noun » g=f|stáide|stáideanna|sort=staid
  • trail, track
    1. streak, line
      Inter: ga-decl-f2 » st|áid|áide|áideanna

      Etymology 2

      Inter: rfe » lang=ga


      Inter: ga-noun » g=f|stáide|stáideanna|sort=staid

  • stately woman
    Inter: ga-decl-f2 » st|áid|áide|áideanna