from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; sober. See Synonyms at serious.
- adj. Fixed; permanent: "There is nothing settled, nothing staid in this universe” ( Virginia Woolf).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Serious, organized, and professional; sober
- adj. Always fixed in the same location; stationary
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of stay.
- adj. Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, flighty, or fanciful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mode of spelling the preterit and past participle of stay.
- Sober; grave; steady; sedate; regular; not wild, volatile, flighty, or fanciful: as, a staid elderly person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by dignity and propriety
From obsolete staid, past participle of stay1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Adjective use of stayed, past participle of stay. (Wiktionary)