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noun [countable] stay pronunciation in British English /steɪ/
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pluralstays
  1. 1
    [usually singular] a limited period of time that you live somewhere

    I hope you enjoyed your stay with us.

    I met her during my short stay at the hospital.

    length/duration of stay:

    The average length of stay at these hotels is only two nights.

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