from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who, or that which, upholds or supports; a prop.
- n. One who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains.
- n. An athlete, horse, etc. with staying power.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who upholds or supports that which props; one who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains; also, colloquially, a horse, man, etc., that has endurance, as in a race.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who supports or upholds; a supporter; a backer.
- n. One who or that which stops or restrains.
- n. One who stays or remains: as, a stayer at home.
- n. One who has sufficient endurance to hold out to the end; a person or an animal of staying qualities, as in racing or any kind of contest; one who does not readily give in through weakness or lack of perseverance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance
The horse you want is not a pretty, dainty flyer, but a stayer, that is sure and that brings in good money, not big odds, but good money.
The horse YOU want is not a pretty, dainty flyer, but a stayer, that is sure and that brings in good money, not big odds, but good money.
Many eyed Fred hopefully; for the word had gone around that upon him Riverport must depend to wrest victory from the grasp of that tall runner, Boggs, who was said to be a tremendous "stayer," and as speedy almost as Colon himself.
One that allus is a "stayer" when you want to slam him through,
Romulus now prayed to Jupiter, and vowed to erect to him a temple as Jupiter Stator, -- that is, the "stayer," -- if he would stay the Romans in their flight.
If Haye can win his next three fights then maybe Britain will have another "stayer" on its hands.
In passing ... congrats to the superstar stayer Shocking, who won the Melbourne Cup today.
Roth, who made his debut in 1959 with a brilliant novella, Goodbye, Columbus, and hit the international headlines with Portnoy's Complaint in 1969, is nothing if not a stayer.
So when I say I'm a stayer-put-her I don't mean I'm a stayer-at-homer.
The 48-year-old Portuguese is not a stayer, and it would be no surprise to see him moving to the next phase of his career by the summer of 2013 – or sooner, if he continues to argue with influential players.