Monday, February 2, 2015


stay 1 |stā|verbno obj. ] remain in the same place: • (stay for/to)• (stay down)no obj. ] remain in a specified state or position: no obj. ] (of a person) live somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest: with obj. ] stop, delay, or prevent (something), in particular suspend or postpone (judicial proceedings) or refrain from pressing (charges).• assuage (hunger) for a short time: • literary curb; check: • no obj. ] archaic wait a moment in order to allow someone time to think or speakwith obj. ] literary support or prop up.nouna period of staying somewhere, in particular of living somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guestliterary a curb or check• Law a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings: a device used as a brace or support.• (stayshistorical a corset made of two pieces laced together and stiffened by strips of whalebone.archaic power of endurance.ORIGIN late Middle English (as a verb): from Anglo-Norman French estai-, stem ofOld French ester, from Latin stare to stand; in the sense support ( sense 5 of theverb and sense 3 of the noun), partly from Old French estaye (noun), estayer(verb), of Germanic origin.stay 2 |stā|nouna large rope, wire, or rod used to support a ship's mast, leading from the masthead to another mast or spar or down to the deck.• a guy or rope supporting a flagpole or other upright pole.• a supporting wire or cable on an aircraft.verb [ with obj. ]secure or steady (a mast) by means of stays.PHRASESbe in stays (of a sailing ship) be head to the wind while tacking.ORIGIN Old English stægof Germanic origin; related to Dutch stag, from a basemeaning be firm.

*Running on Empty is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Released in 1977, the album reached #3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978 and stayed on the charts for 65 weeks. The single for the title track, "Running on Empty", peaked at #11 and the follow-up single, "The Load-Out"/"Stay", reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

The album produced two Grammy Award nominations in 1979: one for Album of the Year (the winner being Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track) and the other for Pop Male Vocalist for the lyrics to the song "Running on Empty" (the winner being Barry Manilow for the lyrics to his song "Copacabana (At The Copa)").The song "Running on Empty" was included in the film Forrest Gump.

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